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  • 1.  Running ESXi on Xeon W-1270

    Posted Sep 30, 2020 07:56 AM

    Hi Folks,

    for a "proof of concept" of an application, i need a small infrastructure of 2 Clients-PCs an 2 Servers (Win2019 and Redhat). The budget is small an the architecture should be ease to transport. So I'm planning to use Laptops as Clients and a Dell Precision 3440 SFF for the Host of the 2 Server VMs using ESXi 7.0. The Precision 3440 uses one Intel® Xeon® W-1270, 64GB RAM and a 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD.  The Intel® Xeon® W-1270 Prozessor isn't listed in the Hardware Compatobility LIst.

    So my question is: can i use this Hardware to install ESX? Worst case is, that I bought the Hardware an the install routine stopt with an error like "incompatible CPU" and I have to explain my boss, that we have to buy new Hardware.

    Greetings and thanks.


  • 2.  RE: Running ESXi on Xeon W-1270

    Posted Sep 30, 2020 02:04 PM

    If you want to execute a reliable PoC for vSphere, you need to use hardware that appears on the HCL. Even if you end up going with other hardware, you still need to use the HCL as the source of wisdom.