I'm looking at a 2009 upgraded Mac Pro with 2 x 3.46 MHz "Westmere" processors with the intent to fill the drive bays (all six) with SATA drives and run FreeBSD-based FreeNAS.
Version 11 of FreeNAS has the ability to run virtual machines on-top of the NAS server. However, according to this thread on their forum, I might have difficulty doing this based on the requirement for these CPU attributes:
- VT-x with unrestricted guest
- 32nm processors
Based on my research, it appears I should be OK but I wanted to confirm my findings.
Has anyone been able to get FreeNAS 11 running VMs or any other VMs to run on a Mac Pro with this CPU configuration (I'm not sure if being able to run Parallels is any indication of the ability to run VMs on FreeNAS).
If not, can anyone confirm that 3.46 MHz "Westmere" processors that are usually found in these Macs have these attributes?