How to Netboot install ESXi onto Apple Mac Hardware?

The ability to perform an ESXi Scripted Installation over the network has been a basic capability for non-Apple hardware customers since the initial release of classic ESX. However, for customers who run ESXi on Apple Mac Hardware (first introduced in vSphere 5.0), being able to remotely boot and install ESXi over the network has not been possible and customers could […]

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 […]

ESXi Thunderbolt Driver to Fibre Channel Storage from ATTO

One of the things I always enjoy doing at VMworld, when I am not running around and I have a few minutes to myself, is to check out the VMware Solutions Exchange. This is where you can learn and interact with hundreds of our VMware Certified Partners showcasing their new solutions and innovations that they have built on top […]

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 […]