izudragonov
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Hardware Compatibility for Home Lab

I'm looking to build out a ESXi host for a small home lab. I've tried using the compatibility guide, but there appears to be no consumer-grade hardware on the list. I'm building on the Ryzen platform, which I hear may have issues. The mainboard in my build will also have a Realtek LAN, which I have also heard has issues. I could always buy and Intel NIC for that if I need to. Just looking for a bit of guidance, if someone knowledgeable could take a gander at my parts list and see if I can run ESXi on this box before I spend money building it.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kjNsDc

Thank you!

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scott28tt
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Have a look here, it may help: https://williamlam.com/home-lab

 


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