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 Dell Inspiron 580 i5 650 - 4.0 U1 Works! 
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Post Dell Inspiron 580 i5 650 - 4.0 U1 Works!
Just picked up one of these Dell Inspiron 580 i5 650 from bestbuy to try out. It comes with 8 gig of memory standard (max) which isn't bad. It has 1 PCI-e 16x and 2 PCI-e 1x slots as well as a normal PCI slot. I removed the graphics card in the PCIe-16 and will just use the onboard video because I need to add an Intel 4 port ethernet card. There is not much you can do with the PCI-e 1x slots.

It has the broadcom built-in adapter that is not supported, but I put in a 2 port Intel card and it booted right up. I got the standard error that no supported ethernet was found.

Still a bit new to this but I used the esxi 4.0 U1 dell custom iso and installed without issues. it's build-208167. Now the fun begins.

Jim


Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:57 pm
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Hello do you think this will work, with vmware esxi 4:

Dell Inspiron 580
Intel Core i3-530 - 2,93 Ghz
ATI RadeonHD 5450 1GB DDR3
6 GB DDR3 1333MHz / 4MB L3
1 TB SATA
RJ45 10/100
HDA_7.1 Audio


Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:33 pm
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You'll likely need to add a NIC as ESXi doesn't include any drivers for 10/100 NICs (i.e. for this component) -

RJ45 10/100

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Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:49 pm
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Ok,

Do you think the i3-530 cpu will be compatible with ESXi 4?

Even with out the rigth NIC will ESXI install normaly or do I need some sort off workaround?

Thanks


Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:33 am
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ESXi does require a NIC that it can recognize to complete the install process.

Here's an example of someone with a 530 - viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2129&p=6559&hilit=530#p6559.

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Thank you very much Dave.Mishchenko!

I will probaly buy the computer! Then I will post my contribute here and submit it to the whitebox hcl!


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