Download MacOS Catalina Virtual Image for VMware and VirtualBox

Obvious guides and direct links to download macOS Catalina Virtual Image (vmdk) for VMware and VirtualBox

Apple announced it youngest macOS 10.15 Catalina at early Jun, 2019. This operating system has unique capabilities and elegant friendly interface rather than it is older brothers (Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra). As macOS 10.15 Catalina on testing stage it is only available for some paid developer accounts.

This restrictions makes it difficult for other Mac enthusiasts with no developer accounts to explore newly born macOS Catalina 10.15. On other hand the macOS Catalina beta-1 version pretty unstable which make more difficult users to install or upgrade to macOS Catalina 10.15 beta.

Therefore, you need a solution not only to keep your data and mac hardware unharmed but also to experiment newly released macOS Catalina 10.15. That is why I wrote this article and solution to help you explore the new born macOS.

You probably have heard the name Virtual Machines. These are softwares which allows you to run two or more different operating system on single physical computers. But even this virtual machines cannot do any anything without another softwares called Virtual Image.

What is Virtual Image?

Basically it is defined as virtual hard disk (.vhd) file that is used as template for creating a virtual machine. Therefore, to create virtual machine for macOS Catalina 10.15 you will need an image or practically a virtual machine image of macOS Catlina 10.15.

in moment I will be showing you how you can get this Virtual Machine Image (VMI) after I talked about virtual machine its self.

What is Virtual Machine?

A virtual machine is generally a piece of software which allows the user to have more than one operating systems on single physical computer. For example you can run macOS or android OS on a windows pc and linux or you can do the opposites.

There are different virtual machines available on digital markets but three of them has the better capabilities. There are VirtualBox, VMware and Parallel Desktop.

At the moment these three virtual machines allows you to run macOS 10.15 Catalina on Windows PC or any other operating system or can do opposite.

VirtualBox VMDK:

This is a free virtual machine with obvious capabilities. With this software you will be able to run two or more operating systems parallel to each other and share file and images between them or to be more specific you can use it to experiment macOS 10.15 Catalina on windows PC .

Therefore, regarding VirtualBox I have fully detailed article right now at this blog separately. Read it in the link below.

Parallel Desktop:

Parallel desktop is paid virtual machine competitive usabilities with VirtualBox and VMware.

I have a full review of parallel desktop and also how you can install it, on in a separate article. Read in the link below.

VMware VMDK:

The second virtual machine which is a VMware basically it does what VirtuaBox does but with some advanced features. It allows the users to have data management app management, access management in one single platform. It is available for both macOS and windows platform. But in order to run macOS 10.15 Catalina on a windows PC you will need a Virtual Image or VMware VMDK.

Guys, here comes the cool part….

How to Download MacOS Catalina Virtual Image for VirtualBox?

As mention before that beside all other operating systems VirtualBox has the capabilities two run macOS 10.15 Catalina on a Windows PC. The virtual image (VirtualBox VMDK) has four different extensions in VirtualBox as included below.

  1. Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK): Which allows the users to run macOS on VirtualBox on Windows PC
  2. Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)
  3. Virtual Disk Image (VDI)
  4. HDD (Parallels Desktop Image Formate)

You can download macOS 10.15 Catalina VMDK for Virtual in the link below.

How to Download MacOS Catalina Virtual Image for VMware?

Basically the VMware has the file formate or extension (VMware VMDK) which stands for Virtual Machine Disk that allows users to run macOS 10.15 Catalina on a VMware workstation or fusion on a Windows platform or opposite. Moreover, you can download the macOS 10.15 Catalina VMDK in the link below.


You can use either of the following mentioned virtual machines (VirtualBox, Parallel Desktop and VMware) to run a parallel operating system next to Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android or athwart.

I hope you find this article useful. Leave your feedback and question in the comment box below.

Read Also: How to Create macOS Catalina USB Installer?


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