How to run VMware ESXi on a Mac

Most people who know me know that I’m not an Apple person. I have an iPod Nano that’s about four years old and that’s about it. However, I’m slowly but surely recognizing the need for acceptance of various operating systems in the professional world. This is why I thought I would take an old Mac Pro 4 that we had in our storage room and put ESXi on it as a way to get my feet wet. As of the vSphere 5 (ESXi 5) release, Macintosh is now supported as a VM guest…as long as you put it on Mac hardware. Okay, so that kind of defeats a little bit of the purpose of VMware clusters. I can’t imagine there are a ton of companies just running Mac hardware under their ESXi servers, but maybe I’m wrong.

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