I’m looking to create a home lab on a Mac system using VMware Fusion Pro to build a nested vSphere environment for VMware certification. It will be running around 5 VMs (2 ESXi hosts, 1 vCenter appliance, 1 DC, and a 1 or 2 Win10 VMs). vCenter is such a memory hog that I’ll need a system with 32 GB or more. I currently have a 2017 MacBook Pro 15 with 16 GB of RAM. I plan on selling this and using that money toward the purchase of a new system. I was wondering is anyone has any recommendations for such an environment. I would prefer a laptop, but if an iMac or Mac Mini would be a better solution, I’d certainly look at those options. Below is what I had in mind: iMac 27", 3.1 GHz 6-Core, 8 GB, 512 GB SSD + OWC 32.0GB from Amazon (40 GB total) = $2508 Mac Mini, 3.0 GHz 6-Core, 32 GB, 512 GB SSD = $1899 + monitor/keyboard/mouse = $2427 MacBook Pro 15, 2.6 GHz 6-Core, 32 GB, 512 GB SSD = $2999.00 MacBook Pro 15, 2.3 GHz 8-Core, 32 GB, 512 GB SSD = $3199.00 I read there are thermal issues with an 8-Core MacBook Pro. Would a 6-Core be just as good? Thanks for your help!