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Latest VMWare ESXi 6 on Intel Nuc

Last edited by on 14 June 2017 at 23:23
  1. Download and install VMWare vSphere PowerCLI.
    At the moment that I’m writing is version 6.3 Release 1.
  2. Open PowerCLI
  3. Add VMWare official repository
    Add-EsxSoftwareDepot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
  4. Search for the latest version.
    First I tried by sorting by ModifiedTime but many were modified the same day
    PowerCLI C:\> Get-EsxImageProfile -Name "ESXi-6.*" | Sort-Object "ModifiedTime"
    -Descending | format-table -property Name,CreationTimeName                                    CreationTime
    ----                                    ------------
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160101001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160204001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160204001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150701001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150902001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150902001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160101001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150901001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150701001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150901001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-no-tools             06/02/2015 02:37:25
    ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-standard             06/02/2015 02:37:25

    Then I decided to sort by Name instead.
    PowerCLI C:\> Get-EsxImageProfile -Name "ESXi-6.*" | Sort-Object "Name" -Descend
    ing | format-table -property Name,CreationTimeName                                    CreationTime
    ----                                    ------------
    ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-standard             06/02/2015 02:37:25
    ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-no-tools             06/02/2015 02:37:25
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160204001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160204001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160101001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20160101001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150902001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150902001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150901001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150901001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150701001s-standard        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150701001s-no-tools        04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-standard         04/03/2016 03:31:22
    ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-no-tools         04/03/2016 03:31:22

    So in my case I took ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard
  5. Clone the profile
    New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard" -name "ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard-NUC” -Vendor "virten.net" -AcceptanceLevel "CommunitySupported"
  6. Add the following repository
    Add-EsxSoftwareDepot http://vibsdepot.v-front.de
  7. Add the sata-xahci package
    Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard-NUC" -SoftwarePackage "sata-xahci"
  8. Export the image
    Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard-NUC" -ExportToISO -filepath ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard-NUC.iso
  9. Create a bootable USB disk using Rufus
  10. Enjoy 🙂

 

SOURCE: ESXi 6.0 Image for Intel NUC

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