3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 5:10 AM by bluefirestorm

    CPUs not on compatibly guide for ESX 6.5.

    sbb72 Lurker

      I've got 2 Dell Inc. Precision WorkStation 490 with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz CPUs for my home lab (note for my home lab and for testing only!!!), the CPUs are not compatible with 6.5, only with 6.0 and below.  I just wondered if there was  a way to install ESX 6.5 anyway even though it's not part of the supported compatibly list for my home lab?

       

      I know it will not supported and some 'stuff' might not work.....but wondered if I can install it any way??  I've tried via VUM and booting from iso and it fails, anyway to 'trick' the installation of 6.5 just for testing in my home lab?