I am very new to vmware and I need to get better versed on it. I have tried to setup a couple of test machines but I have learned that VMware is very particular on its hardware requirements. I have access to some older server equipment (6-7 year old Dell servers) but I don't think they will work. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get a test machine going for a reasonable amount of money since I would probably have to pay for it myself? I am trying to install the free ESXi.