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OS X virtual machine reports wrong Hardware Model

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

  • When Running OS X virtual machine it reports wrong hardware model in About This Mac > System Report > Hardware dialog:

Resolution

Please set Mac model name manually:

  • open virtual machine configuration, navigate to Hardware > Boot Order > Advanced and paste the following flag in the Boot flags dialog:

    devices.mac_hw_model="<model_name>"     << where "model_name" is a model you want to set
    

    for example

    devices.mac_hw_model="Macmini5,1"
    




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