Installing Lion on vSphere 5

This topic has been covered publicly already. Nonetheless for completeness of one my previous posts, I want to provide you with this step by step manual to a virtualized Lion.

Open your Mac App Store. Search for the keyword Lion and choose install to download the latest build.

Lion dnld

After a few minutes Lion is installed as an application and waiting to get run. Go to Applications and right-click on Install Mac OS X Lion. From the drop-down menu select Show Package Contents.

Lion packagecontents
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Renew the RSA Host Key

I’m used to log into one of my servers systems leveraging ssh. More often than not it happens to me that I re-deployed one of my servers or I’m using the same IP address for the system (I restricted my DHCP server to only a small IP address range). For that reason the same IP addresses might have been used for different systems.

Long story short, my Mac anticipates a fraud, when I’m trying to use ssh to log into a particular server.

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