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  1. cfrogjump

    ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    You are correct. There is no code checking for the Xserve specifically. Possible driver issues and support from VMware is the only real problem with running in on something other than the Xserve. The only thing limiting ESXi on Apple Hardware is the SMC check, which your patch fixes. Thanks for your hard work on this, it's so nice to be able to run OS X virtualized on ESXi and on non-Apple hardware. Now I can sell my old Mac Pro!
  2. cfrogjump

    ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    There has been some talk in both directions. My contacts at VMware have said they are working with Apple on loosening the EULA, but as you can imagine it is a sticky situation since Apple is primarily a hardware company and they don't want to miss out on that revenue. But at the same time they are missing the server revenue by discontinuing the Xserve. Personally, I believe they are going to revamp the Mac Pro so that it will serve both the needs of the enterprise (ie rack-mounted) and that of the Desktop (tower). Don't ask me how they will but they are a pretty smart bunch of folks I'm sure they have it well in hand.
  3. cfrogjump

    ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    That's not entirely correct. There is support for OS X in vSphere 5 whereas there was none in vSphere 4. The unlocked is extremely easy to use and works great on the released version. The patch is currently the only real problem. If you don't want the hassles of running on non-supported hardware purchase an xserve 3,1 and run esx on it.
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    ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    I had a esxi server running 5.0 unlocked running fine, uninstalled Donk's patch, patched esxi, re-applied Donk's patch and received the same "Could not read monitor binary" error. I tried a reinstall, patched esxi, then applying Donk's patch with the same results. This is a single esxi server with only OS X running on it. Any ideas?