vsphere 5 whitebox mini itx motherboard

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I need an mini itx and found the zoltan z68 in the whitebox hcl
http://ultimatewhitebox.com/motherboard/327

so does the new version do the same

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/zotac-z77-itx-wifi-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-mini-itx

would that work
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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unless an Expert has real world experience of testing this motherboard with ESXi 5.0, you may not find an answer here. I would test and evaluate yourself.

Anyway, in the UK, under Distance Selling Regulations if purchased personally, you can change your mind within 7 days, from day after delivery for a full refund including postage, providing you return the item and bare the cost of return.

why not purchase a HP Proliant N40L Microserver G7 complete for £89 after cashback, with case, four way drive cage.

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HP Proliant N40L Microserver G7 only has 2 vcores as its going to replace a 4 vcore whitebox I need really 8 vcores got another q about i5 for 8 vcores Andy
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so purchase two, and have a cluster! £110 cashback now available on the N40L!
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I might as well go for an quad core i5 mini itx and cluster that

but how would I cluster without vcenter
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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you cannot cluster without vCenter.

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so how can I cluster 2 HP Proliant N40L Microserver G7 ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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if you do not have vCenter, or licensed versions of vSphere - you cannot.

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going to hopefully go for an i7 3770 at 75W on a 1155 mini - itx Zotac z68 as I need more than 2 vcores this will have 8 vcores and at least 16 gb ram that will be enough for all the virtual machines I have in another whitebox that I plan to retire as it only has 4 vcores
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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why the need for all the cores....when we run 5-6 VMs per Core!

bottleneck is memory, never cores or processors!

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5-6 vm's per core really on what cpu

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