Just some notes for now, later will detail how install worked out
technique I used, rufus
InstallationNo customization is required to install the latest ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0 versions on 6th Gen NUCs. You can use the images provided by VMware to Install ESXi:
create a bootable ESXi Installer USB Flash Drive.
Download Rufus. I have 2.9.934
Set the above options, and remember to select the disk image next to
"Create a bootable disk using" and select the iso file to be bootable.
Vmware ISO 6.0 was downloaded from here:
A link to the current vmware may have to be gotten by following links to get an evaluation version. The above is for reference, and is the version my systems run.