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Kernel Panic on Virtual Machine installation in Parallels Desktop 8

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

During the Virtual Machine installation with Parallels Desktop 8 Mac,  your Mac goes into Kernel Panic. 

Cause

MacBook Pro 6,1 (15") or MacBook Pro 6,2 (17") with NVIDIA 330M Graphic card, have a conflict with Parallels Desktop 8 software. 

Workaround

To solate this issue, open Virtual Machine Configuration from Virtual Machine top menu ►Configure Options Optimization Power:

Set Longer Battery life option.

Additionally, it is advised to disable 3D acceleration in Hardware Video:



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