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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 Home Edition
  • 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:

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    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




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