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How to enable Intel VT-x virtualization feature in Mac computer

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

Automatic import from KB #5653

Symptoms

Almost on all CPUs used in Macs Virtualization is supported, but in several Mac  models it may be disabled in firmware.

Resolution

How to check that Intel VT-x is supported in CPU:

  1. Open Terminal application ( Application > Utilities > Terminal)

  2. Copy/paste command bellow:

    sysctl -a | grep machdep.cpu.features
    
  3. You may see output similar to the one bellow:

    alttext

    If you see VMX entry then CPU supports Intel VT-x feature, but it still may be disabled.

Please run Software Update from Apple to resolve this issue

Search words:

When I install the VMWare to Windows 7 ( under parallels ) , then I open the VM OS , it show the error message . message : This host does not support Intel VT-X But I check the command with OSX , it has the vmx. So , how I can enable the VT-X with parallels

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