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    Server to run ESX at home

    Thinking of getting a ML110 G5 so I can run ESXi at home to do some testing and development? Any thoughts ?

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    good pc for it.


    ml115 here. only 4gb ram at the moment mind.

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    you dont need to buy a server you could buy a laptop or desktop and as long as the processor supports virtualisation technology you could use something like VMware workstation to run ESXi as well as other virtual machines to do testing and development.

    If you primarily want to run esxi on one box then the HP server would be ideal for that.

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    I picked the ML115 instead, mostly because it's a quad core. Both have good esxi hardware compatibility.

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    Just be careful if you're looking at the ML110 - The cheapest version at the moment only has a pentium dual-core CPU that doesn't support Intel-VT

    The best option is the quad-core ML115 ... It's only slightly more expensive but has a quad-core AMD chip which does AMD-V (if you enable it in BIOS first)

    Very highly recommended boxes for ESXi testbeds - we sell loads for this purpose.

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    ML115 here too... very simple to use out of the box...

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