Guys i just want to thank every one of you for the hard work. This has converged from a lab environment to a school, to an amazing community work. I just want to say that before any of this i had cero experience with ESXI now i can create and modify VMs on my job since we are fully virtualize. I am a network Tech f you need any help with networking or anything related even to test drivers, please do not hesitate and let me know i am here to help. Thank you for everything.
new build 1021289...
anyone have made the upgrade?
(SMC? LAN? still work?)
EDIT: tested today:
- SMC support => NONE (unlockall does the trick)
- LAN + Thunderbolt ETH => work
- 10.8 + SSD => still have houge problem (random boot failure, random freezes, random crash... A RANDOM WORKING SERVER )
We ideally need a standalone patch for the SMC issue, if possible, maybe @helux or @dariusd can point us in the right direction?
> Anyone ever get the latest patch (build 914609) applied to these Mini's successfully?
I came here looking for the same info.. I have ESXi 5.1 799733 running on my Mac Mini 6,2. It's working fine, but there are a lot of ESXi updates availabile after that build. So, I was thinking about upgrading. On the other hand, it's not broke....
The questions I have:
- Can I apply the standard patches on this system, or do I risk losing some of the updates made to get it working in the first place? If not, is there a process for applying the update?
- Is there a process to apply the SMC fix to my already installed ESXi build? I have seen others ask the question, but I didn't find an answer.
I think we are the state of the last two posts, i.e. you can apply both the 914609 and 1021289 patches, all should be OK except for the SMC patch. So once applied OS X will not work, that is until we get either a standalone patch for SMC or it is included in an official VMware patch, I understand it is on the build list for a future update.
To get OS X to run will require the use of an "Unlocker", and since the hardware is a late 2012 Apple MiniMac use of an Unlocked ESXi should be covered by the Apple EULA?
While not directly related to the original post on this thread, can I ask if anyone has Apple MiniMac's running ESXi in a vCenter cluster, and if so can vCenter manage OS X virtual machines.
Yes, VSphere can manage an OS 10 machine.
I haven't heard of anyone running them in a cluster to date, however, since the XServe server's can be run in a cluster, I don't see any reason why the mini couldn't. However, I'm not an expert by any means.
If anyone else has a clearer understanding, please feel free to enlighten us both. Thanks!
i am running two minis in a cluster. one mid 2011 one and one late 2012 one.
using an unlocker tool breaks vcenter control of osx guests. vsphere checks the apple smc.
i didn't have time to test the 'hacking' for the smc still works on the latest patchbundle.
vmware should solve this asap!
Thanks for the ISO work!
I am having an issue with it though which it sounds like nobody else is.
The booting process starts up great, I enter the iovDisable=TRUE value but when the installer gets to:
Loading /scsi_mpt.v02 entry, it 'sticks'. I just hang there forever.
This is with a brand new mac mini purchased yesterday. Just the 2.3 i7 cpu.
Anyone have any thoughts? I have burned the CD twice to make sure it wasn't a bad 'burn' the first time.
"unofficially" an Intel SSD solved all Mountain Lion Server problems...
Would you please update first post to add a link to the latest ISO file and applicable patches?
Question for the group...
One of the drives in my Mac Mini is the stock Apple / Hitachi 5K1000 HTS541010A9E662 1TB. When the late 2012 Mini's came out, this was actually the highest performing 1TB physical drive that would fit in the mini. However, it tends to have very high latency. There is only a single Windows Home Server 2011 VM on the drive, but it has latency that sometimes pushes 200ms, with an average around 37ms.
If you are using this drive, so you see these numbers?
If you are using another 1TB drive or above, what latency do you get with an equivalent (fairly busy) VM?
I have the exact same drive in my MacMini (also late 2012 - 2.6GHz Core i7). How do I test latency? Let me know and I will respond.
In the vSphere Client, choose any VM and click on the Performance tab. Switch to "Disk". At the bottom of the screen, click to highlight the "Highest latency" measurement. You'll see the maximum and average values listed in milliseconds. The values would need to be read during a mid to high load, not while idle.
Thanks for the instructions. At the moment my VMs are on the SSD - I have two Hard Disks in my MacMini. I will install a new VM on the slow HD and let you know tomorrow.
By the way for the SSD I am seeing two entries - Write rate and Read rate. For Write rate Maximum is 83 and Average 1.649. And for Read it is 35 and 0.455. Does this make sense? This is a Samsung 840 250GB SSD.