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 Asus P8P67 Pro, Intel i5 2500k, Intel 1000/PRO, USB boot 
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Post Asus P8P67 Pro, Intel i5 2500k, Intel 1000/PRO, USB boot
Here's my new vSphere home lab host specs

- Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard
- Intel Core i5 2500k CPU
- 16 GB Kingston DDR3-1600 RAM (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)
- Intel PRO/1000 GT Quad Port NIC
- SanDisk 4 GB USB key for ESXi 4.1 boot

ESXi host has no hard disk at all, VMs are stored on external NexentaStor ZFS storage server which has following specs

- Asus P5QL PRO
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU
- 8 GB Kingston DDR2-1066 RAM
- Intel PRO/1000 GT Quad Port NIC
- 6 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB drives

Originally I though to replace my old desktop with current ESXi hardware, that is why I bought Core i5 2500k CPU which has no VT-D support, but I was lazy and installed new hardware as ESXi host instead.

ESXi runs well with this hardware, performance is very good and system has been reliable.


Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:15 pm
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Post Re: Asus P8P67 Pro, Intel i5 2500k, Intel 1000/PRO, USB boot
Hello Thakala,
what video card did you install on your ESX?

Thank you
Eddie.


Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:17 pm
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ESXi should pretty much work with any video card.

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Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:21 am
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Hello Dave,
I'm building ESXi host lab right now so I can choose video card to minimize incompatibilities or problems.. Is there a better choice? ATI/Nvidia?

Thank you
Eddie


Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:44 am
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