Install VMWare ESXi Hypervisor 5.5 Update 2/6.0 on Late 2012 Mac Mini 6,2 MD388LL/A

Today we are going to install VMWare Hypervisor on our late 2012 Mac Mini that has been upgraded to 16GB of memory and a second hard drive. For this installation I’ve picked up two of the Verbatim 16 GB Store ‘n’ Stay Nano USB 3.0 Flash Drives, but we will be using only one for this project. The second one will be used as a clone of the original for a “disaster-recovery” setup. Begin by downloading the installer ISO that is custom-tweaked specifically for the Mac Mini 6,2 from HERE (VMWare ESXi 6.0 supports the Mac Mini 6,2 OOTB and cab be downloaded directly form VMware HEREand head over to the sourceforge website for unetbootin and download the release for your operating system.

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

Today we are going to convert last years Mac Mini from desktop-computer duties to a powerful VMWare ESXi Hypervisor lab server. To upgrade this Mac for ESXi we will add a second hard disk, (we still want the ability to dual-boot back into Mac OS X). Using the OWC Data Doubler SSD/2.5″ Hard Drive Installation Kit we will be able to install a Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD or any of the other 2.5 inch Solid State Drives to use as the VMWare Datastore. While we are at it, we are going to upgrade the memory using the Crucial 16GB Memory Kit.