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Cromulent

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I'm curious if there is any virtualisation software available that works on Apple Silicon Macs and allows you to run AArch64 (ARM) Linux distributions? I ask because a lot of the work I do requires Linux, and running it in a virtual machine would be super handy.
 

chrfr

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I'm curious if there is any virtualisation software available that works on Apple Silicon Macs and allows you to run AArch64 (ARM) Linux distributions? I ask because a lot of the work I do requires Linux, and running it in a virtual machine would be super handy.
There’s a VMware Fusion Tech Preview that will allow exactly this. Eventually this will get rolled into a release version of Fusion for Apple Silicon Macs.
 

Cromulent

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There’s a VMware Fusion Tech Preview that will allow exactly this. Eventually this will get rolled into a release version of Fusion for Apple Silicon Macs.
Ah, that sounds good. I didn't know VMWare had a Mac virtualisation product as it has a different name but I've been very happy with VMWare Workstation Pro 16 on Windows 10.
 

theluggage

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There’s a VMware Fusion Tech Preview that will allow exactly this.
Do you know if it supports bridged networking?

I know Multipass and Docker don't - and it looks to be a limit of Apple's Hyperkit, so it may be a dead duck on Apple Silicon. Parallels seems to claim that it does (I'll believe that when I try it) but I'd rather not give them any more money unless I need Windows - what about UTM (I guess it does in full-blown software emulation mode)?

Otherwise, I guess I'll just work around it by running reverse proxies or SSH tunnels on the host...
 

Krevnik

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Do you know if it supports bridged networking?

I know Multipass and Docker don't - and it looks to be a limit of Apple's Hyperkit, so it may be a dead duck on Apple Silicon. Parallels seems to claim that it does (I'll believe that when I try it) but I'd rather not give them any more money unless I need Windows - what about UTM (I guess it does in full-blown software emulation mode)?

Otherwise, I guess I'll just work around it by running reverse proxies or SSH tunnels on the host...

I’ve been using my VMs with bridged networking on an M1 Mac Mini, using VMWare.
 
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