macOS Monterey (version 12) is the 18th and current major release of macOS, Apple's desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. The successor to macOS Big Sur, it was announced at WWDC 2021 on June 7, 2021, and officially released on October 25, 2021.
The operating system is named after Monterey Bay. Apple has named releases of its desktop operating system for California locations since 10.9 Mavericks; previously, it named them for big cats.
- During installation start Disk Utility first
- Select empty QEMU HARDDISK 128GB
- Click Erase button
- Create new file system:
- Name: macOS System Disk
- Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
- Scheme: GUID Partition Map
(and click Erase button)
- Once done, close Disk Utility
- During installation you have to be connected to Internet. You can open Safari and test internet connection
CPU: 1 core (2 HT)
VNC viewer connection
Why I dont have internet connection?
In QTS open Network and Virtual Switch and create any virtual switch and bridge it with your LAN or WAN connection.
Mac instance connectes automatically to all available virtual switches in network.
How to adjust performance?
/etc/init.d/macOSMonterey.shfile and adjust RAM and CPU settings.
ALLOCATED_RAM="3072" CPU_SOCKETS="1" CPU_CORES="1" CPU_THREADS="2" DISK_SIZE="128G"
NOTE: Eg. For TS-877 with 6 cores CPU and 12 HT set maximum 75% of it's power, which is:
CPU_SOCKETS="1" CPU_CORES="4" CPU_THREADS="8"
How to increase disk size?
To increase disk size, firs you have to remove it.
rm -f /usr/bin/macOSMonterey/mac_hdd_ng.img