[CentOS] VMWare Sandbox

The_Eye_In_The_Sky syiwabhairawa at yahoo.com.sg
Fri Oct 31 14:50:19 UTC 2008

John R Pierce wrote:

> does ESX have all its own direct hardware support?

Yes it does. You shall be OK if you want to go for branded hardware from 
Sun, Dell, HP, IBM etc. But for the whitebox PC, it is quite (and 
sometimes costly) to get the right combination.
My best combo are now :
a. get the Intel based system, C2D
b. with ICH7 or above I/O controller for SATA disk
c. get the Intel EtherExpress 1000BaseT OEM
d. Put the RAM at least 4GB
e. Get the non Gigabyte motherboard, since their motherboard is having 
problem to boot from USB, if you want to try the ESX 3.5i, instead of 
ESX 3.5
f. Get the ESX 3.5 or ESX 3.5i, since they can use the SATA disk for the 
VMFS storage, or provide another iSCSI target for that.

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