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anjanmj
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Planning to Build a Home Lab with Intel NUC running ESXi 6.5

Hi Champions,

 

Planning to purchase a NUC to run my home Lab. I will Install an ESXi 6.5 and run multiple Windows and Linux VM's. (Max 10 VM's)

 

Below is the configuration details. Need your expert guidance, will this NUC will be able to take the workload of the VM's and the ESXi. Will it be wiseful to invest 1500$ on the below configurations for a home lab.

 

Crucial 16GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM Memory

Intel BOXNUC8I7HVK4 NUC Barebone Kit - Core i7 8th Gen RX Vega M GL Graphics 

Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 Type 2280 SATA III SSD  

WD Blue SN500 250GB NVMe M.2 (2280) PCIe 3x2 3D NAND SSD - WDS250G1B0C 

 

Please advice.

 

Thanks in Advance.

 

Anjan

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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello AMaju1

 

Thank you for posting in the Intel Community.

 

Looking into your question I see that you want install ESXI 6.5 on the Intel® NUC, please keep in mind that the validates operating system is Windows® 10 64 Bits (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005628/mini-pcs.html). I have seen that other peers have been able to install it on the Intel® NUC (https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P0000490XrrSAE/installing-esxi-on-nuc8i7hnk-failing and https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P0000490WTESA2/esxi-install-on-nuc8i7hnk-broken) never the less we cannot guarantee that would work and that you can have up to 10 VM on the system, maybe other community peers can share their experience with this setup, 

  

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards,

Leonardo C.                        

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

anjanmj
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Thanks for the reply.

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