VMXNET3 driver now included in Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)+

Yesterday I received a pretty interesting comment from one of my Twitter followers @NTmatter who wrote: @lamw Just noticed that OSX has a VMXNET3 driver. Have to edit the vmx file to actually use it, but it's there! AppleVmxnet3Ethernet.kext — Thomas Johnson (@NTmatter) September 30, 2016 This is a pretty neat find because currently today, the only network adapter that […]

VMware PowerCLI for Mac OS X, Linux & More? Yes, please!

There were a several announcements at last weeks VMworld US Conference, but one of the most exciting piece of news in my opinion was from Alan Renouf, Product Manager for all things API/SDK/CLI at VMware. During Alan’s What’s New PowerCLI session, he announced that PowerCLI is finally coming to both Mac OS X as well as Linux! As you can imagine, the […]

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 […]

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 […]