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Vmware ESXi and Windows XP images

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Hi experts I have a question regarding vmware's esxi program. I have to replace two XP Pro computers at a client site and instead of getting two physical machines I am thinking of getting a 1U Dell R200 server and I was wondering if esxi would be supported on the R200 running the following processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 at 1.8GHz, 512K Cache, 800MHz FSB

There is no RAID adapter since redundancy is not required since there is no data. Also is it really easy to install Esxi on the server then install two instances of Windows XP Pro on the server and will this cpu with 4 gb of ram be enough to handle very very light loads? Basically all that will be running is a transaction server that get used from offsite locations maybe 5-10 times a day.

Please let me know if you foresee any issues and as always your answers are appreciated.
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You should order the server with a dual-core CPU and two HDDs (one for each VM). That will enhance the speed significantly and isn't very expensive.

The Dell R200 isn't listed on the compatibility list, but that doesn't mean that ESXi cannot be installed. The R200 comes with a SATA controller so I suppose you have to follow these instructions to install it on the R200:
http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive.php

Before ordering the server you should contact Dell to determine which SATA controlle is used and then compare it with this list. (http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Hardware_support.php)

If the controller is listed you should be able to install ESXi on the server.
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