Apple Mac Pro 6,1 PCIe SSD issue resolved w/ESXi 6.0 Update 2

Early last year, the new Apple Mac Pro 6,1 (aka black can design) was certified and fully supported on vSphere 6.0 which I had blogged about here. Several months later, customers discovered that some of the newer Mac Pro 6,1 units were shipping with different model of their PCIe SSD device than what was originally released at GA. This was […]

Heads Up - Workaround for changing Mac OS X VM display resolution in vSphere & Fusion

For customers who are running Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or newer in a Virtual Machine, you may have noticed that you can no longer set a custom display resolution beyond the default 1024×768 in either VMware Fusion and vSphere, regardless of the amount of video memory that has been allocated. The reason for this behavior […]

Building minimal vSphere demo lab using VMware Fusion/Workstation with only 8GB memory?

After tweeting this update last week, I received quite a few questions on how I was able to squeeze a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) & ESXi 6.0 Update 1 along with a VMware Photon VM, all running on my Mac Book Air with only 8GB of memory. Although, I was not able to make use of my […]

ESXi 6.0 on Apple Xserve 2,1

I really enjoy hearing from my readers, especially when they share some of the unique challenges they have come across or boundaries they have pushed with our VMware software. Several weeks back I received an interesting email from a reader named John Clendenen who was able to get ESXi 6.0 running on both his Apple Xserve 3,1 as well […]