muchiri
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Consideration For Server Hardware

Hello Everyone,

Planning to purchase a server hardware for a HA environment, do i need to consider the CPU family of the new server hardware? i have Dell R740xd with 2 socket Intel(R) Xenon(R) Bronze 3104 CPU @1.7Ghz, must the new server hardware have the same CPU family?

 

Thank you

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maksym007
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Ideally yes, you have to have the same CPU model and RAM capacity. 

EVC CPU option might help you to solve your potential issues with different CPU models/generations - but why to risk? 

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scott28tt
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As your post needs moving to the area for ESXi, I have reported  it to the volunteer moderators.

 


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muchiri
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Hello Scott,

 

I thought i am posting to the ESXI group? 

Anyway, supposing the CPU family is no longer on market, can the next family works as well?

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maksym007
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If you are not able to catch the same CPU, try the same vendor. 

 

Read more here about EVC here

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1005764 

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scott28tt
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Your post was created in the area for ESXi on ARM (eg. Raspberry Pi) - there is a much busier area for regular ESXi, that's where I've asked the moderators to move the post to.

 


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