HP Proliant DL140 G2 hardware compatible with VMware 3i


Is HP Proliant DL140 G2 hardware compatible with VMware ESX 3i

Please advice

System Model

HP ProLiant DL140 G2 378534-001
System Serial Number: GB861330WD
Chassis Serial Number: CN660209EC
Enclosure Type: Rack Mount Chassis


2.80 gigahertz Intel Xeon (2 installed)
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

1024 Megabytes Installed Memory
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I've found VMWare ESX to be very picky on network cards, rarely is it compatible with servers that cost sub £1000.

You'll probably find it will install fine but not find any NICs - which nic has it got? There's a NIC compatibility table and you should check it first before wasting a lot of setup time.

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See:  http://www.vmware.com/products/esxi/uses.html
and: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi35_systems_guide.pdf

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I successfully installed on a DL380 G4.  But, it was limited to 32-bit guests.  I was better off running Server 2008 (64-bit), onto which I could install VMWare Server for 32-bit guests.

At least I get one 64-bit server out of that arrangement.
jacksch4820Author Commented:
HI joshgeake
My network card is a HP NC1020 Gigabit will it work
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