I was just informed yesterday that VMware HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) has been updated to include the current Apple Mac Pro 5,1 as a supported platform for ESXi 5.5. The Apple Mac Pro was not originally listed and may have caused some confusion. This was a mistake on our part and luckily it has now been resolved.
The Apple Mac Pro 5,1 now supports the following versions of ESXi:
- ESXi 5.1
- ESXi 5.1 Update 1
- ESXi 5.5
I know a few of you have asked about the upcoming Mac Pro (black circular one) and whether it would be certified for ESXi.
All I can say, it is something that we will look at once the new Mac Pro becomes generally available (VMware does not get early access to Apple hardware).