You'd have to manually edit the .vmx configuration file setting the option memsize = "12288" and when you start the Virtual Machine you'll get dialog box that says, "This virtual machine is configured with an unsupported main memory size of 12288 MB. VMware Fusion supports a maximum main memory size of 8192 MB. Continuing may result in poor performance." and it will have a check box that says, "Never show this dialog box again" that you can check.
Thanks for the reply. Still learning how to find things on the VMware website. Since I have 16GB installed in the Mac Mini, can I have a higher memory limit for ESXi than the 12MB or is that as high as I should try to take it ?
formally, HW version 9 only support 8G maximum memory. HW version 10 on Fusion 6.0 will support 64 GB memory. as of now, you might download Fusion 6.0 TP1 from
changhai wrote: formally, HW version 9 only support 8G maximum memory.
Technically Hardware Version 9 supports 64 GB for systems with 64-bit host operating systems and 8 GB for systems with 32-bit host operating systems and is artificially capped to 8 GB in VMware Fusion however per other VMware employee statements all one has to do is manually set the memsize option in the .vmx configuration file to override this VMware Fusion artificially capped limit with 64-bit version of OS X.