Looking for 1U low power server for ESXi 6 server(s)

Hey everyone.

I hope this is ok to post here, but was looking for some help on some servers I am looking for.

I need a 1U low power server to run ESXi on. Ideally, it would be able to support 8-10vms on it. Most of what i will be running is not two CPU intensive as it will be more memory and IO intensive.

I started to look around and came across some SuperMicro Servers. Specifically, I was looking at this model:

Supermicro | Products | SuperServers | 1U | 5018A-MHN4

It is a 1U server, up to 64gigs of memory, 8 core Atom processor and is low power.

I would probably buy or or two for my own lab environment. I can hook up some external storage via NFS or iSCSI. (has Quad NIC and builtin IMPI so now need for KVM)

My question to the community is, has anyone used these before? I am concerned about reliability.

If it works out, i could by a few of these for my work.

Appreciate it friends.



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The server is not certified by VMware, you need to choose another server like this: SSG-5028R-E1CR12L

Also you can check your server compatibility on this: VMware Compatibility Guide - System Search

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