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i am trying to learn VMware myself installing .
i want to find out whether i can install ESXi free ver  on HP DL380 G4 server?

if thee is any VCP expert , please help me to find the compatible list.
i have an old server and was told that i can not install the vmware on a 32-bit hardware.
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by:Lee Osborne
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These are the supported releases for the HP DL380 G4:

HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Intel Xeon MP (Cranford/Potomac) Series
ESX 3.5 U5, ESX 3.5 U4, ESX 3.5 U3, ESX 3.5 U2, ESX 3.5 U1, ESX 3.5, ESX 3.0.3 U1, ESX 3.0.3, ESX 3.0.2 U1, ESX 3.0.2, ESX 3.0.1, ESX 3.0

http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide/pdf/vi_systems_guide.pdf

ESX 4.0 and ESXi 4.0 both require 64bit hardware:

http://blogs.vmware.com/esxi/2009/06/vmware-esxi-40-hardware-compatibility-list.html

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ESXi 4.1 will not install on a HP ProLiant DL380 G4, because it has no Intel-VT support.

ESXi 3.5 and 4.0 will install and function on a HP ProLiant DL380 G4, but you will not be able to run any 64 bit VMs.

This is the VMware HCL

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

although not on the HCL, DL385 and DL585 work will ALL versions of ESX/ESXi, and 64 bit machines as well, available from eBay.
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@LeeOsborneUK: The HP ProLiant DL380 G4 is a 64 bit server!
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by:Lee Osborne
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Ah, apologies, I combined the two halves of the question regarding the DL380 and 32bit hardware!

Lee
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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You can install ESX/ESXi 3.5 on 32 bit hardware.

You could if setting up a lab, use a workstation PC with Intel-VT, and use VMware Player or VMware Workstation to install ESX/ESXi 4.1, but you would still only be able to run 32 bit VMs, because you cannot nest Intel-VT.

Some large labs have been built in VMware Workstation using two nodes ESXi, Openfiler for iSCSI storage, to test and evaluate ALL the VMware functions, HA, DRS, vMotion.

See VI in a Box

http://xtravirt.com/xs10003
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by:MichaelVH
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Hi there,

here is a compatibility matrix from HP for all their servers:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/us/en/servers/4x-servers.html
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Hi

You can also check each server and VMware version on this site that people have tested.

http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php

Jail
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thanks
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If you are setting up a lab at home for testing and looking for cheaper way to get going, using
 Dell Poweredge SC440 may also work.

See this:
http://www.virtualization.net/58-building-home-virtualization-lab-on-a-budget/
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