Contributor
Contributor

Emulate a M1 chip VM on an intel based Mac

Hi..

Is it possible to emulate a M1 chip VM (Virtual hardware as a Mac with M1 Apple silicon), using VMware Fusion Pro 12 installed on an intel powered Mac (like a MacBook Pro 13" 2019 model, x86-64).

Regards.

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Champion
Champion

No.

First, Fusion virtualizes CPU's it doesn't emulate them.   Second, if that ever changes, there is essentially no market for emulating M1's on Intel - I doubt that we'll ever see it in that direction.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

May see it with QEMU.   But yes, Apple moving to a new hardware platform has a serious ripple effect.   IMHO Apple's control is a 2 edge sword.

Contributor
Contributor

Ok, sure..

Just wanted to test things for M1 chip Macs, & don't have any. So thought if they have something like that (like reverse Rosetta), then it would be very useful for admins to test in this transition..

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Champion
Champion

That's what the mac mini is for 🙂

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