VMware ESXi 5 introduces support for Mac OS X Server

Summary:VMware recently moved vSphere and ESXi to Version 5.0.

VMware recently moved vSphere and ESXi to Version 5.0. In the list of new features, the virtualized infrastructure will now support Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server.

The release of vSphere 5 introduces support for Apple's Mac OS X Server operating system on ESXi 5.0, with the following support considerations:

To run Mac OS X in a virtual machine, ESXi must be running on Apple branded hardware. ESXi 5.0 introduces hardware support for Apple's Xserver 3,1 server. Supported versions include Snow Leopard 10.6 through update 10.6.8 with supplemental update v1.1.

In addition, deep on the virtuallyGhetto blog, I was able to find a screenshot of someone running Lion Server.

Topics: VMWare, Apple, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Servers


David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication a... Full Bio

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