- Forum: General Discussion
ESXi runs directly on Mac Mini 6,2 hardware, which is quad-core i7 2012 Mac Mini. It also runs on 2011 Mac Mini. You can run ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 on Mac Mini 6,2. I've been running ESXi 5.1 for over a year on my Mac Mini 2012. Also, I don't think the file system must be HFS+. If I were to use this device for datastores, it would have to be formatted in the file system that ESXi uses for formatting datastores.