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theMinorblues
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Am I compatible?

This is going to be my first install of VMware Essentials and I'm worried about compatibility.  The intended server is a Dell PowerEdge T420 with 2 E5-2420 CPU's.  Hindsight 20/20 I should have checked the HCL first because now that I look at it the server doesn't appear there.  Am I in for trouble?

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Jim

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a_p_
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...because now that I look at it the server doesn't appear there

It actually shows up in the VMware Compatibility Guide as being supported for ESXi 4.1 Update 2 and later.

What you may want to check additionally is the Storage/RAID controller you use.

André

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theMinorblues
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Thank you, Andre - and can you tell me if that means it is compatible with 5.1?

And the raid card is an H710.  Would you mind helping me verify it as well?

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Jim

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aravinds3107
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and can you tell me if that means it is compatible with 5.1

Its is compatiable

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And the raid card is an H710

Its compatiable see Page 151 (http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/pdf/vi_io_guide.pdf)

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AndreTheGiant
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The HCL list is your friend.

But also remember that compatible does not mean that is the best/recommended option.

For example, if you plan to use local storage, not all the RAID cards works in the same way (use the PERC with more cache AND battery).

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theMinorblues
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Thank you

Actually we already have the server; I'm hoping it will be a good fit.  Can you share any other thoughts about the perc vs the m710 cards?  The plan is to run 3 virtual windows servers on this device - 1 - DC/file sharing 2 - Terminal server running QB  and 3 - Database server.  There are currently about 30 users, about half accessing remotely via a vpn and rdp.  Do you think I'm going to be in for trouble running this raid card?  We have 12 sas drives, my plan was for a raid 6 with 2 hot spares and 2 parity drives.

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Jim

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