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ESX support - ASUS NCL-DE

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have an ASUS NCL-DE/SCSI. Can I run VMWare ESX on it? This is not for production.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 600 total points
ID: 36541830
It's possible, does the motherboard and processor support 64 bit and Intel-V or AMD-V?

Which version of ESX? or ESXi 4.x or 5.0?

Check also


Are you purchasing this motherboard or do you have it already?

Author Comment

ID: 36545781
I don't see it on the lists. We already have the system. Is there a utility that would let me test whether it supports any version of ESX?
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ID: 36545842
The only way to tell is to check whether processor, motherboard, bios, storage controller and network card are supported components.

or install ESX.
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ID: 36545846
There is no utility.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36554844
No real answer to my question - maybe there just isn't one.
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ID: 36554857
There is not an answer, other than you test it, let us know the results, and add them to the above resources.

This is the issue with whitebox hardware. Only those with actual Experience of using the motherboard will know, and often those individuals do not add the info to the resouces available. Hence my question

Are you purchasing this motherboard or do you have it already?

Because I could of advised, Motherboards that do work. So please let us know the results.
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ID: 36554859
You also did not provide any information asked for! So it's difficult to give an actual answer without that information.

Author Comment

ID: 36558789
I'm confused.  My first sentence was  - "I have an ASUS NCL-DE/SCSI. ". So I am not sure why you asked: 1) "Are you purchasing this motherboard or do you have it already?"  and 2) "Because I could of advised, Motherboards that do work." It seems my first sentence answered both.  As for 'trying' and then reporting back, I really don't need to ask on Experts to come up with that possibility.   But it would not prove very much either if I did install it? Does that mean ESX is supported or does it mean that it let me install it?  There's a big difference.  And the difference might take a few months of operation and different scenarios to find out.  I would be reluctant to say the motherboard supports ESX on that basis.  What would be useful would be some evidence of several people who've run this motherboard successfully with ESX - any version - for a decent length of time.  It seems to me that I asked a question and you basically said 'I don't know whether the product  will work in your situation so why don't you try it and get back to me if it worked'.   I really didn't post here to get that kind of 'answer' - - my hope was that somebody would have tried and could share their experience. That didn't happen.  So I am no further ahead then when I started. Hence, 'no real answer to my question'. It may have sounded like a dig but that's not the way it was meant  - it should be read in a 'matter of fact' tone not an accusatory one. Either way I think  this horse has been beaten past death at this point. Look forward to more productive exchanges as we've had in the past - I'm sure you do as well.

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