- ESXi 6 (Update 1) can be installed on most (or at least many) "modern" servers (since 2007-2008 for example). I was able to install it on an older IBM x3350 (from around 2009-2010) with no problems at all. However, in a production environment, it is crucial to use hardware on the VMware comptability list to ensure optimal support.
- Even on supported servers, you may have to adjust BIOS settings to enable virtualization or virtualization of 64 bit operating systems. Consult the VMware documentation for more details.
- The server must have at least two "CPU cores".
- Minimum RAM is 4 GB but 8 GB (at least) is recommended for production environments.
We select "Network Adpaters":
We enter an IP address, subnet mask and default gateway suitable for our network:
We then restart the management network so the changes take effect: