mike_hetmanczuk
Contributor
Contributor

anyone try ESX3 on PowerEdge SE 440? looking for a cheap server to try

has anyone tried running ESX3 on a Dell PowerEdge SE 440?

http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ca&CS=CABSDT1&l=en&oc=OCPEDGE440SC_FEAT_FY07Q3

Any suggestions for a cheap server that would run ESX3? Im not asking for HCL supported, just something to test ESX3 on. Lower cost the better.

Thanks

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BenConrad
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Expert

What did you end up with?

Ben

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dominic7
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Virtuoso

I run esx3 on a Dell E521, still need to add a SCSI controller ( or one of the right SATA ones ) and a supported NIC. Otherwise it runs pretty nicely. Total cost ( E521 + Adaptec 2610 + 2G RAM + Intel 1000 ) =~ $600.

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