Lenovo IdeaCentre Mini 5i 01IMH05 Desktop ESXi 7.0 U1

Lenovo IdeaCentre Mini 5 01IMH05 Desktop – Type 90Q7

  • https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/5-series/mini-5-01imh05
  • Intel Core i7-10700T – 8 Cores, 16 Thread. 2.00 GHz up to 4.50 GHz with Turbo Boosts, 16 MB Cache – 10th Gen Comet Lake
  • Memory – Two 260-pin SO-DIMM DDR4-2933 slots
  • One 2.5 SSD bay and One M.2 NVME PCIe 3.0 x4 slot. (The board has a setup for a 2nd M.2, but there is no connector. The “screw” is plastic so you can use a 2242 or 2280 length card)  WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-512G tested.
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 with Bluetooth 5.1
  • NIC – Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D4D&SUBSYS_330717AA&REV_00\3&11583659&0&FE

Comments-

  • Fan sound is a little louder when in heavy use than the Dell OptiPlex 5070 Micro, but not as bad as the HP ProDesk 400 G4 which has a humming sound when idle.
  • No SGX Enclave

Per https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/09/esxi-7-0-update-1-now-includes-nic-driver-for-intel-nuc-10.html VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U1-16850804.x86_64.iso should have the community NIC https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/06/how-to-patch-intel-nuc-10-with-latest-esxi-7-0-update.html

No luck on the iso detecting the NIC.

I followed the VCSA 7 Image Builder setup to add VMware-ESXi-7.0U1-16850804-depot.zip and Intel-NUC-ne1000_0.8.4-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922-offline_bundle-16654787.zip, then remove the 7.0U1 ne1000 vib to mint the ISO. Success!

 

[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
—— ———— ————— ———— ———– —– —— —————– —- ———–
vmnic0 0000:00:1f.6 ne1000-intelnuc Up Up 1000 Full 54:05:db:18:cf:c1 1500 Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V


[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] lspci -v | grep “I219-V” -A 1
0000:00:1f.6 Network controller Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V [vmnic0]
Class 0200: 8086:0d4d


[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] esxcli software vib list | grep e1000
ne1000-intelnuc 0.8.4-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922 VMW VMwareCertified 2020-11-05
[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] esxcli network nic get -n vmnic0
Advertised Auto Negotiation: true
Advertised Link Modes: Auto, 10BaseT/Half, 100BaseT/Half, 10BaseT/Full, 100BaseT/Full, 1000BaseT/Full
Auto Negotiation: true
Cable Type: Twisted Pair
Current Message Level: -1
Driver Info:
Bus Info: 0000:00:1f:6
Driver: ne1000-intelnuc
Firmware Version: 0.4-4
Version: 0.8.4
Link Detected: true
Link Status: Up
Name: vmnic0
PHYAddress: 0
Pause Autonegotiate: false
Pause RX: false
Pause TX: false
Supported Ports: TP
Supports Auto Negotiation: true
Supports Pause: false
Supports Wakeon: true
Transceiver:
Virtual Address: 00:50:56:5a:92:69
Wakeon: MagicPacket(tm)

Hardware

Lenovo IdeaCentre Mini 5 01IMH05 Desktop – Type 90Q7

  • https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/5-series/mini-5-01imh05
  • Intel Core i7-10700T – 8 Cores, 16 Thread. 2.00 GHz up to 4.50 GHz with Turbo Boosts, 16 MB Cache – 10th Gen Comet Lake
  • Memory – Two 260-pin SO-DIMM DDR4-2933 slots
  • One 2.5 SSD bay and One M.2 NVME PCIe 3.0 x4 slot. (The board has a setup for a 2nd M.2, but there is no connector. The “screw” is plastic so you can use a 2242 or 2280 length card)  WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-512G tested.
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 with Bluetooth 5.1
  • NIC – Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0D4D&SUBSYS_330717AA&REV_00\3&11583659&0&FE

Comments-

  • Fan sound is a little louder when in heavy use than the Dell OptiPlex 5070 Micro, but not as bad as the HP ProDesk 400 G4 which has a humming sound when idle.
  • No SGX Enclave
ESXi Image

Per https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/09/esxi-7-0-update-1-now-includes-nic-driver-for-intel-nuc-10.html VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U1-16850804.x86_64.iso should have the community NIC https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/06/how-to-patch-intel-nuc-10-with-latest-esxi-7-0-update.html

No luck on the iso detecting the NIC.

I followed the VCSA 7 Image Builder setup to add VMware-ESXi-7.0U1-16850804-depot.zip and Intel-NUC-ne1000_0.8.4-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922-offline_bundle-16654787.zip, then remove the 7.0U1 ne1000 vib to mint the ISO. Success!

 

Intel NIC I219-V

[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
—— ———— ————— ———— ———– —– —— —————– —- ———–
vmnic0 0000:00:1f.6 ne1000-intelnuc Up Up 1000 Full 54:05:db:18:cf:c1 1500 Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V


[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] lspci -v | grep “I219-V” -A 1
0000:00:1f.6 Network controller Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V [vmnic0]
Class 0200: 8086:0d4d


[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] esxcli software vib list | grep e1000
ne1000-intelnuc 0.8.4-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922 VMW VMwareCertified 2020-11-05
[root@Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Mini-5:~] esxcli network nic get -n vmnic0
Advertised Auto Negotiation: true
Advertised Link Modes: Auto, 10BaseT/Half, 100BaseT/Half, 10BaseT/Full, 100BaseT/Full, 1000BaseT/Full
Auto Negotiation: true
Cable Type: Twisted Pair
Current Message Level: -1
Driver Info:
Bus Info: 0000:00:1f:6
Driver: ne1000-intelnuc
Firmware Version: 0.4-4
Version: 0.8.4
Link Detected: true
Link Status: Up
Name: vmnic0
PHYAddress: 0
Pause Autonegotiate: false
Pause RX: false
Pause TX: false
Supported Ports: TP
Supports Auto Negotiation: true
Supports Pause: false
Supports Wakeon: true
Transceiver:
Virtual Address: 00:50:56:5a:92:69
Wakeon: MagicPacket(tm)

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