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vsphere 5 whitebox mini itx motherboard

I need an mini itx and found the zoltan z68 in the whitebox hcl

so does the new version do the same


would that work

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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.

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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I might as well go for an quad core i5 mini itx and cluster that

but how would I cluster without vcenter
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

you cannot cluster without vCenter.

so how can I cluster 2 HP Proliant N40L Microserver G7 ?
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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 PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

why the need for all the cores....when we run 5-6 VMs per Core!

bottleneck is memory, never cores or processors!

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