ESXi 7.0 requires a host with at least two CPU cores.
ESXi 7.0 supports a broad range of multi-core of 64-bit x86 processors. For a complete list of supported processors, see the VMware compatibility guide at https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility.
ESXi 7.0 requires the NX/XD bit to be enabled for the CPU in the BIOS.
ESXi 7.0 requires a minimum of 4 GB of physical RAM. Provide at least 8 GB of RAM to run virtual machines in typical production environments.
To support 64-bit virtual machines, support for hardware virtualization (Intel VT-x or AMD RVI) must be enabled on x64 CPUs.
One or more Gigabit or faster Ethernet controllers. For a list of supported network adapter models, see the VMware Compatibility Guide at https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility.
ESXi 7.0 requires a boot disk of at least 8 GB for USB or SD devices, and 32 GB for other device types such as HDD, SSD, or NVMe. A boot device must not be shared between ESXi hosts.
SCSI disk or a local, non-network, RAID LUN with unpartitioned space for the virtual machines.