Fujitsu Celsius Workstation R290 compatibility with Vmware 6.7U2/6.7U3 and next release

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Hi Guys,
I'm thinking to buy a Fujitsu Workstation R290 for install Vmware 6.7U2 but i can't find if it's compatible.
Cpu on this workstation is Xeon E5-2660 V1

If yes, do you think next releases will support this Workstation?

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Is this a CELSIUS R920? Can't find a Fujitsu 290.
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If it's been certified for use and compatible it will be on the HCL

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi is a Commercial Enterprise Hypervisor designed for Servers!

Not Workstations!

So I think you will find it will never be certified, that does not mean it will not work, is this for production or you tom play with in a Lab ?

Often the problem with installing ESXi onto a workstation is support for the Network Interface and Storage controller.

You could install Windows/Linux and use VMware Workstation, and then install ESXi as  VM, this would work.

Otherwise you will have to get a response from someone which has purchase that workstation and install ESXi to confirm it works.
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Hi Andrew,
thank you for prompt response!

It's for lab use.

Since the server will be in my studio, it must be quiet..the only option i found for now is powerful workstation
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Tower servers are generally as quiet as workstations.

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Andrew, Thank you!
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