Intel Nuc 11 As A Great ESXi Machine For Home Use

Intel Nuc 11 As A Great ESXi Machine For Home Use

It has been nothing but great using this machine. Good efficient all purpose hypervisor host for home. For NIC’s you have to create own image with VMware Flings. Maybe I will dedicate one post on this.

Some specs to show off:


Manufacturer Intel(R) Client Systems

Model NUC11TNHv5

CPU Logical processors 8

Processor type 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1145G7 @ 2.60GHz

Sockets 1

Cores per socket 4

Hyperthreading Yes, enabled

Memory 31.63 GB

Virtual flash

Capacity 119.75 GB

Used 3.09 GB

Free 116.66 GB

TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] good for hardware encoding with passthrough

2x Ethernet Controller I225-LM (2,5GbE) can be used as router with dedicated NICs.

Image profile ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537

BIOS version


BIOS release date

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 01:00:00 +0100

Been running it 24/7 for months now without issues of any kind.