Intel NUC 10th gen running VMware ESXi 7.0

Due to growing data I had to add more storage. Therefore I bought a new Intel NUC (10th generation)  running VMware ESXi 7.0. Really helpful for the setup is again, which provides all the necessary information.

Simply installing the ESXi on the NUC using a USB stick. For creating the USB stick I used rufus. For the ESXi image use the steps from, in order to create an ESXi 7.0 image with a network interface card driver which works for Intel NUC 10th gen (otherwise an error about "No Network Adapters" is shown).

Start PowerShell (with Admin-Rights) and type in:

Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-standard" -ExportToBundle -filepath
Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\
Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\
New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-standard" -name "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-NUC" -Vendor ""
Remove-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-NUC" -SoftwarePackage "ne1000"
Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-NUC" -SoftwarePackage "ne1000 0.8.4-3vmw.670.3.99.32543355"
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-NUC" -ExportToIso -filepath ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-NUC.iso
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0.0-15843807-NUC" -ExportToBundle -filepath

If there is an issue "about_Execution_Policies" (https:/, like:

+ Import-Module VMware.ImageBuilder
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : Sicherheitsfehler: (:) [Import-Module], PSSecurityException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccess,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModuleCommand

then you can help yourself using the following temporary workaround:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

❗Warning! This is a possible security issue (see MS documentation). Set this setting back to default after creating the image using:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Default

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