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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2018, 09:09:35 AM »
Sorry I didn't see this before, but you might look at old UCS boxes on ebay and see if anything tickles your fancy.  You can often get some pretty good boxes for super cheap

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cisco-UCS-M2-Dual-X5675-3-06GHZ-12x-15-12291-02-128GB-2x-146GB-HDD/163035776009?hash=item25f5b08409:g:y~UAAOSwlYRa7433

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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2018, 06:14:22 PM »
he tried that basically, not his fault the vendor lied on the spec!

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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2018, 01:07:46 AM »
He offered me another one. DL385 with 130 GB RAM, but that's an AMD Opteron inside and I suppose not everything will be well supported. Now trying to get hem to swap the RAM :)

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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2018, 06:06:10 AM »
Sorry I didn't see this before, but you might look at old UCS boxes on ebay and see if anything tickles your fancy.  You can often get some pretty good boxes for super cheap

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cisco-UCS-M2-Dual-X5675-3-06GHZ-12x-15-12291-02-128GB-2x-146GB-HDD/163035776009?hash=item25f5b08409:g:y~UAAOSwlYRa7433

There's a huge differences on US prices vs EU/UK prices, and importing usually incurs additional taxes and VAT.  And there's a different in PSU voltage also.

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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 12:51:14 AM »
Don't go Opteron. You'll have various issues with virt. Maybe Epyc will be better in a few years, but definitely no-no on 6 year old AMD if you want it to 'just work' with stuff.

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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2018, 02:07:39 AM »
He agreed to give me 128 GB of RAM so I can keep the Xeon box :)

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Re: Building an ESXi whitebox
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2018, 05:51:06 AM »
He agreed to give me 128 GB of RAM so I can keep the Xeon box :)

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