Installing MAC OS X 10.9 Maverick on a PC for triple boot with Windows

 

Hardware:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
  • Audio: Realtek ALC899
  • Video: Intel HD 4600 (will not be used)
  • Ethernet: Intel I217V
  • Graphics: Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX660 TI
  • 2 x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD drives
  • 1 x 2TB WD mechanical HDD
  • CH-528T media dashboard (image below)
    CH-528T media dashboard

Software:

  • Windows 8.1 installed on 128GB SSD
  • Windows 7 installed on 2TB WD HDD that also has separate Data partition
  • MAC OS X 10.9 will be installed on a second 128GB SSD

I will be using TonyMACx86 method.

Update VMware ESXi 5.0 license key

By default VMware ESXi 5.0 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor) installs in 60 days Evaluations mode.

Licence key can be obtained for free from www.vmware.com. To update the license key perform following:

  • Login to your host unsung VMware vSphare client
    VMware vSphare client
  • Change to Configuration tab click on Licensed Features and click Edit
    VMware ESXi 5.0 Configuration > Edit
  • Select Assign a new license key to this host and click on Enter Key
    VMware ESXi 5.0 license key
  • Enter the key and click OK
    VMware ESXi 5.0 license key

Upgrade Free VMware ESXi 4.0 to ESXi 5.0

VMware ESXi 5.0 is now called VMware vSphere Hypervisor, but as before is free to download and use.

Upgrading from VMware ESXi 4.0 to VMware ESXi 5.0 is pretty easy and straight forward:

  • As always, before you proceed with an upgrade, make sure you have up to date backups
  • Go to www.vmware.com login to your WMvare account (if you don't have an account, registration is free) and download free VMware vSphere Hypervisor (CD ISO). Make sure you save provided license key.
    Download VMware vSphere Hypervisor
  • Burn downloaded installation ISO file to a CD
  • Shut down all virtual machines and shut down Wmvare host

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