There is supported and will it run - The 1800 is not on any VI-3 Hardware Compatability List and dure to its age I do not expect to see it there so officially it will not be supported but this does not mean it will not run - I would first before spending any money upgrading see if you can load ESX on it and if you can then go ahead and spend the money ofr memory - the questions you will have to answer are:
1) Will you use this box for production or test/dev - if test/dev then I would not worry it will work -
2) If you are going to use it for production then you have to asses your comfort level of running part of your environment on unsupported hardware -
That is a perfect solution, thanks! Yes, it is for Dev/Test, so full enterprise support won't be needed on this machine. Still, it will be good to get use out of it given that it has less than a 1% CPU utilization at the moment.
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number of my clients before mothballing servers will test to see if ESX will run - if it does the test/environmen gets expanded -