0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2020 12:11 AM by shyamgopal

    ESXi on Macpro6,1 Unplugging display kills the ESXi

    shyamgopal Lurker

      I have successfully installed ESXi 6.7U3 on a MacPro6,1. (also tried 6.5U3 and 7.0). The install was flawless however as soon as I unplug the Thunderbolt Display the ESXi is no longer reachable (ping fail) and I can not get it back even after reconnecting the display.

      I saw a post on another forum suggesting an HDMI dummy dongle to keep the Display active, well, that did not work either.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm at my wits end trying to figure this out. The HCL says it works, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

      here is my configuration

      CPU - Xeon E5-2697 - 12 core

      RAM - 64GB

      GPU - D300


      I've already searched google and all forums I know, but their is no mention of this issue but there seems to be a lot of folks using the MacPro6,1 in home labs and such.