Anyone using ESXi 7 on there home Intel NUC?


I’ve been using my NUC8I5BEH as my ESXi 6.7 hosts for about a year now and it’s great. I had to buy a [USB-C to Ethernet adapter](https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01L3H31PY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) that gave me 2 more gig ports and they have worked great. I had to installed the [Fling VIB driver](https://flings.vmware.com/usb-network-native-driver-for-esxi) for 6.7.

I’ve recently updated to the latest version or 6.7 and today I thought I’d try going to version 7 and use the ESXi700 Fling driver but I guess my dual gig ethernet adapter isn’t supported?

Here you can see the [errors](https://imgur.com/iWHhvEK), I’m on 6.7 trying to upgrade to 7 and errors our because of Fling, then I try to upgrade the Fling driver too.

Maybe 6.7 is fine, but I don’t like being left behind.

Maybe a NUC isn’t the best thing as a small home ESXi server. They come mostly with 1 Nic so usb or usb-c adapters are used.


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  1. I run ESXi 7 on a NUC myself in my home lab. I avoid having to use multiple NICs because I have a small managed switch with a trunk port. This means I can have multiple networks available with only one NIC.

    Is it a bandwidth consideration that requires you to have a secondary USB network interface?

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