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Hey everyone, I decided to jump into the deep end and try out ESXi. I mainly use it for testing and upskilling myself. Previously have been using Virtualbox and Vmware Server 2. I thought I would share my setup on these forums as it has proven to be quite a good build.

I didnt want to use any of my current machines so I decided to build a cheap and nasty machine using parts from fleabay. Specifications below.

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR2 (2x 2GB Crucial Ballistix)
Mainboard: Intel DQ963GS - Info Here http://www.viglen.co.uk/viglen/Attachments/products/Intel%20DQ963GS_Motherboard_Spec_Sheet_Jan2007.pdf
Bios Version: Updated to latest - v.1754
Chipset: ICH8 - Set to AHCI not IDE/Legacy
Network: Intel Gigabit using IntelĀ® 82566DM
Video: Intel GMA3000
Audio: SigmaTel* STAC9227 - Disabled in bios
Hard Disk Setup: 160GB and 320GB SATA drives plugged into ICH8 controller
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This build worked straight out of the box for ESXi 4. It detected all hard drives and network card with no problems. Performance has been excellent although I will be adding more ram at a later date. The CPU does not support VT, although if I do go down the path of using a VT enabled processor the bios does have the options to enable it.

I hope this info has proven useful :D


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