Desktop Mother Board for VMware ESX Server

Hi ,

I want to Install VMware ESX Server on Desktop . Which Desktop Mother Board Support from Intel .
I have supported CPU Intel Quadcore 3GHz.
gukhanAsked:
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Take a look at

http://ultimatewhitebox.com/

it will give you what you can use for compatible storage and network controllers as well as mobo's

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jakethecatukCommented:
paulsolov has linked you to a third party site that tells you what has been found to work.

I would suggest you also look at the official VMWare Hardware Compatability guide - http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php.  If VMWare don't have it on the HCL, it won't support you if you have problems.
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Both the experts are right in providing the links as the hardware compatibility depends on what you are intending to do with VMware ESX/ESXi (Test Environment or Production Environment)
ESX3 would require a 32-Bit CPU while ESX4 would require a 64-Bit CPU.
I would suggest that you check the Intel CPU features using the below mentioned URL
http://ark.intel.com/ 
nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
All three experts are right but to add to the mix, as of May 30(if memory is correct) ESX3.5 goes end of life.  I would recommend that you focus on ESX4.  Since you are looking to build your own VMWare whitebox, the info found on the VMWare HCL while very helpful, only contains tested brand name hardware.  For a production environment I would recommend using the VMWare HCL.  

The whitebox site from paulsolov is great for lab testing environment.  I would not want to use this at a customer's site becase when and if it fails and you contact VMWare, you will be hard pressed to get support.

In either case, they both will work.
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