ESXi 6.0 Image for Intel NUC

The Image works for the following NUCs:

Use one of the following guides to create a customized ISO for Intel NUC

  1. Create ISO with PowerCLI from ESXi Offline Bundle
  2. Create ISO with ESXi-Customizer (v-front.de)
  3. Create ISO with PowerCLI from Online Depot

1. Create ISO with PowerCLI from ESXi Offline Bundle

  1. Download and install vSphere PowerCLI 6.0 to use the Image Builder. This requires an account at vmware.com. If you are not entitled to download PowerCLI, register for an evaluation.

  2. Download required packages (Place both files in C:\esx)

  3. Open VMware vSphere PowerCLI

  4. Enter the following commands

    cd c:\esx\
    Add-EsxSoftwareDepot c:\esx\VMware-ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-depot.zip
    Add-EsxSoftwareDepot c:\esx\sata-xahci-1.28-1-offline_bundle.zip
    New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-standard" -name "ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-NUC" -Vendor "virten.net" -AcceptanceLevel "CommunitySupported"
    Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-NUC" -SoftwarePackage "sata-xahci"
    Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-NUC" -ExportToISO -filepath ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-NUC.iso
    Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-NUC" -ExportToBundle -filepath ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-NUC.zip
    
  5. Use the the created files to install or upgrade your Intel NUC

2. Create ISO with ESXi-Customizer (v-front.de)

  1. Download and extraxt ESXi-Customizer
  2. Download required packages (Place both files in C:\esx)[](https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=PCLI600R1)- ESXi 6.0 ESXi ISO image (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64.iso)
  3. Run ESXi-Customizer.cmd
  4. Select ESXi ISO and Sata-xahci package
  5. Press Run!
  6. Install ESXi on your NUC with the ISO mentioned in the message ​

3. Create ISO with PowerCLI from Online Depot

  1. Download and install vSphere PowerCLI 6.0 to use the Image Builder. This requires an account at vmware.com. If you are not entitled to download PowerCLI, register for an evaluation.

  2. Open VMware vSphere PowerCLI

  3. Enter the following commands. The Image Profile used is currently (April 2015) the latest available. Check my

Image Profiles Page

to get the latest profile.

Add-EsxSoftwareDepot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
Add-EsxSoftwareDepot http://vibsdepot.v-front.de
New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-standard" -name "ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-NUC" -Vendor "virten.net" -AcceptanceLevel "CommunitySupported"
Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-NUC" -SoftwarePackage "sata-xahci"
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-NUC" -ExportToISO -filepath ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-NUC.iso
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-NUC" -ExportToBundle -filepath ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-NUC.zip
  1. Use the the created files to install or upgrade your Intel NUC