I managed to install the free vmWare ESXi 6.0 hypervisor on a Mac Mini 7,1. It's running rather nicely from a USB memory.

The mini has a 2TB Fusion drive. My problem is that i can only get the 106 GB SSD drive to show for datastorage, not the remaining spinning platter capacity. Going to Configuration -> Storage -> Add storage will not discover any more disk (as won't connecting a USB3 HDD to the mac, but that doesn't quite surprise me).

What should i do to get all the disk capacity to use?

  • Did you check it even understands what Fusion is? Windows doesn't. – Tetsujin Apr 10 '15 at 12:45

The ESXi 6.0.0 update 2 solves this problem. The Fusion disk is recognised as two separate disks (which they in fact are). With that, i now have two datastores, one on the SSD and another one on the HDD.

What i usually do is install the guests on small virtual disks on the SSD datastore and give them a larger chunk on the HDD datastore. I've also successfully used Linux LVM to extend partitions on the SSD to "continue" to the HDD, but that's for another StackExchange question.

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Install the custom VIB from virtuallyGhetto.com.

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