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Does Equinix Metal support ESXi?

Jantzen
Community Manager
Community Manager

I'm currently exploring the possibility of deploying VMware ESXi on Equinix Metal as part of my infrastructure expansion.

Does anyone here have experience with running ESXi on Equinix Metal? If so, could you share your insights on the level of support offered and any potential issues one might encounter? Additionally, if there are official resources or documentation that detail this support, I would greatly appreciate if you could point me towards them.

 

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Jantzen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Good news – Equinix Metal does indeed support ESXi, and even better, we've recently rolled out support for ESXi 8.0! 🚀

You can check out the full documentation here which will give you all the details. Just a heads-up though, while we provide the platform to run ESXi, we don't offer licenses for it. So you'll need to bring your own valid VMware license(s) to the party.