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    Cheap Tower Server?

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a cheap tower server, but it needs to able to run VMware vSphere.
    At the moment the project hasn't been conformed. But it need to be pretty cheap or even hardware recommendations for building a small cheap server would be helpful

    Kieran

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    Depends how cheap and what needs to run on it. A HP Microserver can be good value, especially when the cashback offer is in operation - HP 704941-421 ProLiant MicroServer G7 N54L | ServersPlus

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_b View Post
    Depends how cheap and what needs to run on it. A HP Microserver can be good value, especially when the cashback offer is in operation - HP 704941-421 ProLiant MicroServer G7 N54L | ServersPlus
    I looked at them but i don't think they will have the power behind them to run what i want to do. I need them to them to run as AD, IIS, UTM and a File server. They need to able to run VMware vSphere as well.

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    What sort of specs are you talking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    What sort of specs are you talking?
    i7/Xeon
    8GB/16GB RAM
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    I can do you a Refurb Z800 workstation for a reasonable price. Loads of primary schools buy these from me to use as their main server.

    Drop me a PM with the kind of spec you're looking for and I'll put something together for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I can do you a Refurb Z800 workstation for a reasonable price. Loads of primary schools buy these from me to use as their main server.

    Drop me a PM with the kind of spec you're looking for and I'll put something together for you
    PM'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCollins View Post
    That the type of machine i'm looking for!

    Good price point as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieransaul View Post
    I looked at them but i don't think they will have the power behind them to run what i want to do. I need them to them to run as AD, IIS, UTM and a File server. They need to able to run VMware vSphere as well.
    For home use my microserver runs ESXi hosting 2 windows servers running AD/IIS/WSUS/WDS/MDT, Sophos UTM (home version) and assorted linux VMs pretty well. It's only me that uses it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by computer_expert View Post
    For home use my microserver runs ESXi hosting 2 windows servers running AD/IIS/WSUS/WDS/MDT, Sophos UTM (home version) and assorted linux VMs pretty well. It's only me that uses it though.
    I like the form factor of the microserver, but there not powerful enough



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