I am trying to put together a Pseudo Tower Server to move all my test VMWare ESXi machines onto to free up some production storage. I am trying to pick a motherboard for the system, I have looked through countless WhiteBox sites etc, but they all seem unclear, this chipset works kinda, maybe, with an adaptec SATA controller and an Intel NIC.
So, very specifically, I am looking for a current model Motherboard that will work with ESXi 4 and;
1. The onboard NIC's will work
2. The onboard SATA Controller will work with the Drives in RAID
3. Prefer Dual CPU Motherboard
4. Can be Intel or AMD if it helps with compatibility to go either way.
Thanks in advance - Chris