I think the macmini is the coolest option for vmware ESXi, but it has one major issue, the lack of auto power on on power failure
There is plenty of info on how to 'switch' this mode on via tools like setpci
I hope this can be addressed
any thoughts etc please let me know
I am very pleased to confirm that the workaround offered by twuhabro does the trick and the start on power failure flag doesnt need to be reset every time.
Just set it once via USB/SD Card with OS-X installed and use the OS-X GUI to tick the box in system preferences..... simple
BRILLIANT !!! THANK YOU !!!