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 Dell percision 390 with or without addon Perc6i 
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Will not install ESXi 4.1 or 3.5u5 off the cd to a USB key, as it is seen, but greyed out. So extract a dd image from the 4.0 update 1 CD and use dd to flash a USB key. Patch to 4.1 from there.
On board ICH7 works as single disks, on board NIC works.

Adding a (Dell) Perc 6i to the empty PCI-e x8 slot for some reason disables the front USB ports so the USB key cant be booted from there, but you can still boot off the rear USB slots. Watch the heat sink it will need aux cooling....

The machine has a PCI-e x 1 and a PCI-e x8 as well at the PCI-e x16, and 3 x PCI slots though one is short length.....2 x PCI-X long cards cards will install as there are no motherboard "bits" in the way. By Default the case only holds 2 harddisks at its base so buy something like a Lan-li 3 hd to 2 x 5.25bay holder by removing the dvd burner....


Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:38 pm
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On-board NIC works as do the usual single, dual and quad Intel 1000Pro PT and VT Nic cards.


Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:32 pm
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