As ever, my colleague William Lam is on top of things. On Friday, he posted step-by-step instructions for installing ESXi 5.5 U2 patch 3 on a Mac Pro. If you aren’t quite feeling up to doing it yourself, he’s even got an ISO for you to download.
This has been an awesome series of blog posts. I’ve learned a lot! Want to share your story of using VMware and OS X in production? Contact William.
If you’re running vSphere or ESXi in a production environment and want to share details, reach out to William.
Just a quick post to boost the signal for William Lam’s post “Quick Update – ESXi support for Apple Mac Pro 6,1”:
I know many of you have been asking about ESXi support for the latest Mac Pro 6,1 that was released from Apple late last year and I just wanted to give a quick update. VMware Engineering has been hard at work on getting this new platform certified and supported with ESXi, however, there were some unforeseen challenges that is currently preventing the current version of ESXi to run on the new Mac Pro.
VMware is working closely with Apple’s hardware team to resolve these issues and we expect to have a Mac Pro 6,1 supported with ESXi 5.5 in the future. In the meantime, if you wish to evaluate ESXi on the new Mac Pro (though not officially supported), you can sign up for the new vSphere Beta and run a Beta version of ESXi on the new Mac Pro.
The Fusion team is hard at work on the next version. Their newest Tech Preview has a great new feature: Fusion can now connect to ESXi and vCenter Server. William Lam has a blog post with plenty of details!
I missed this post over the holidays: “why I like the vSphere web client a lot!” There’s a couple of things in it that are near and dear to my heart, such as Mac support1, Works in Progress2, and tags3.