Preview on 5th Gen Intel NUC for VMware ESXi

Intel NUCs are small, silent, transportable and have a very low power consumption, making it a great server for your homelab. On CES 2015 Intel officially presented their new Broadwell NUCs which will be available in a few weeks.

Intel NUCs are not officially supported by VMware but they have a great community support. They are proven in many homlabs or even for demonstrating Virtual SAN deployments.

  • Broadwell CPU
  • i7 NUC announced (Q2/2015)
  • No changes in memory support (max. 16GB)
  • Available with and withouth 2.5" HDD slot

5th-gen-nuc

Model (2.5")NUC5i7RYHNUC5i5RYHNUC5i5MYHENUC5i3RYHNUC5i3MYHE
no 2.5" SlotNUC5i5RYKn/aNUC5i3RYKn/a
ArchitectureBroadwell (14 nm)
CPUi7-?i5-5250Ui5-5300U vProi3-5010Ui3-5010U
Base Frequency1.6 GHz2.3 GHz2.1 GHz2.1 GHz
Max Frequency2.7 GHz2.9 GHz2.1 GHz2.1 GHz
Cores2
TDP15 W
Memory TypeDDR3L SODIMM 1.35V
1333/1600/1866 MHz
Max Memory16GB
USB Ports2x USB 3.0 (front panel)
2x USB 3.0 (back panel)
2x USB 2.0 (internal)
StorageM.2 SSD Card
SATA3 2.5" HDD/SDD
Wireless LANYesNoYesNo
BluetoothYesNoYesNo
Gigabit LANYesYesYesYes
LaunchQ2 2015March
2015
March
2015
February
2015
February
2015

4 thoughts on “Preview on 5th Gen Intel NUC for VMware ESXi”

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  3. Hi,

    Anyone found supported Vsphere 6 m.2 Nic's?

    having just on is very annoying as it prevent HA from funning properly in Vsphere.

    Steph.

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