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I am looking for some help,

I am new to the VM world and I want to set up a lab in my home.  I was looking to buy a Dell T110 server and I will be running Windows server 2008 on it and was wondering what is the minimum specs I should get.  I will be running VM workstations with I guess up to 4 ESX / ESXi servers.  I was wondering if the Xeon 3430 GHz processor would be good.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

That processor has VT-x so I'm sure it would be fine. I mean, you could even run without it but I think you can't have 64bit guests then. Just make sure you have a decent amount of ram. People make labs with less horsepower than what you are looking at.

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Thank You for taking the time to answer my question,

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You are welcome. A good way to say thank you is to assign helpful or correct points.

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you also need several harddisks to run 4 ESXi VMs at the same time with fun

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