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turtle
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2020-10-14, 20:53

Anyone here do this or aware of it beyond a concept?

I'm running a couple of ESXi servers right now that are hacked to run macOS VMs. I'd like to be a bit more let about it for the sake of updates and not having production VMs be dealt a blow because I'm hacking it to work.

I found this article that talks about it working now on the current mini, but was wondering if anyone here is familiar with it at all.

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2020-10-15, 01:17

I don’t do this, and poor mini is a bit old for that. I see no reason why not though.
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turtle
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2020-10-16, 13:21

I'm going to find out how well it actually runs now!
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Mac mini
With the following configuration:
3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
8GB 2666MHz DDR4
Intel UHD Graphics 630
2TB SSD storage
10 Gigabit Ethernet (Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ‑45 connector)
Accessory Kit
$1,799.00
Now I'm going to need to order RAM from OWC for about $310 and a $66 SFP+ 10G RJ-45 adapter.

I figure, if for some reason it doesn't run ESXi well, I can always run macOS with Fusion Pro and then VMs in it. I really don't want to have the overhead of the OS for the VMs but I can if I *have to*.

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