I have been trying to install ESXi 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 on a MacBook Pro 11,4 and 11,5 bare metal to no avail. When I tried on a MacBook Pro 11,2 there were no issues. The installer recognized the Thunderbolt 2 Ethernet adapter and continued. However, with MacBook Pro 11,4 and 11,5 the installer doesn't recognize the Thunderbolt 2 Ethernet adapter and doesn't continue.
Given this failure, I have tried to make an image that has USB to Ethernet drivers built in, but still no success.
What can I do to troubleshoot? Are there any known issues or workarounds?
That hardware is not supported for ESXi. The Mac Pro tower is, however.