Gijs735
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ESXi memory size error

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hello,

I'm installing ESXi on a Dell Optiplex 755 that has 2 GB of RAM. (i'm buying more later) but the installer says: ERROR you have 1,96 GB of memory 1,97 GB of memory is needed.

I try'd to disable my VGA card and all the other hardware in the bios.

and

I try'd to add the line minmemorycheck = "False" (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/05/08/running-vsphere-within-workstation-will-take-up-a-lot-of-mem...)

i'm clueless what to do I orderred some memory already (2GB) but I must wait 10+ days until they sent because the suplyer is slow...

I hope someone can help!

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a_p_
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I'm afraid the only reliable solution is to add more memory. As you might have seen in other discussions, some users were able to install ESXi after e.g. a BIOS update, ..., however with only 2GB RAM - even if you are able to install ESXi - you cannot do much (like installing VMs).

André

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a_p_
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I'm afraid the only reliable solution is to add more memory. As you might have seen in other discussions, some users were able to install ESXi after e.g. a BIOS update, ..., however with only 2GB RAM - even if you are able to install ESXi - you cannot do much (like installing VMs).

André

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Saman1986
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ESXi 6.7 requires a minimum of 4 GB of physical RAM. It is recommended to provide at least 8 GB of RAM to run virtual machines in typical production environments.
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