VMware ESXi 5.5 IBM Customize on IBM x3550 (Non Supported)
Posted on 2014-11-19
I sort of know the answer but are wondering if you can lend me your opinions
I have a customer that has a x3550 12GB 2 x 300GB HDD 2 x QC CPU 2.66
I know this is a older server but still running very well and in my opinion more then good enough for this particular environment.
The customer has 2008 Server on ESXi 4.1 at the moment but we want to move him to 2012 server
The problem i have is ESXi 4.1 is supported on x3550 but 5.5 is not
Second problem is leaving 4.1 on the server wont give me the option to install 2012
So... i want to install 5.5 on this server which i am fairly sure will and run fine but no support off coarse.
is there anything that i should look out for other then the fact that not supported by VMware
The customer just cant afford a new server at the moment
but has plan to upgrade hardware in next 12-months in which we will get him a server that will be supported
Thanks for your ideas and opinions