Congratulations Ryan Birk!!
Ryan is the first to submit information successfully installing ESXi 5.5 on the Shuttle SZ87R6.
For all the VMware students and experts, that are thinking of using small form factor whiteboxes for their home labs, the Shuttle SZ87R6 system is the newest technology. The SZ87R6 supports Intel’s Haswell processors, 32GB Ram, up to 4 x 2.5″ HDD/SSD drives (with adapter) plus an MSATA SSD. Also, sports Dual Gigabyte Lan and a 80Plus Bronze 500W power supply.
Here is the link to Ryan’s Shuttle SZ87R6 ESXi 5.5 build and instructions to create your own home labs. He also provides the drivers for the NICs which were removed in the 5.5 version.