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Hi! Hope I posted this in the right area. My current machine is an HP A6200N desktop that hasn't been modified, but I'm currently interested in building a new machine and would like to use this HP as a dedicated ESXi virtualization server. Here are the specs:

Base processor [ESXi Compatible]:

Athlon 64 X2 (B) 5000+ 2.6 GHz (65W) 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)

Socket AM2

Chipset [ESXi Incompatible]:

GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Motherboard [ESXi Compatible?]:

Manufacturer: ECS

Motherboard Name: MCP61PM-HM

HP/Compaq motherboard name: Nettle2-GL8E

I googled the list of compatible hardware for ESXi and the closest specs I came across were: http://www.vm-help.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1228&p=3383#p3383

The only difference is the Motherboard, and wanted to know if my Mobo is compatible?

I currently do not have the means to check, so was wondering if I could go ahead and purchase the parts for my new desktop and shift over all at once.

If you have any questions, or would like me to elaborate further, please let me know. Thank you!

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I had a quick at the VM's hardware compatible list and have to say that I am not finding your current hardware very compatible.

Here is a list of all supported hardware.

=-1&datePosted=-1&partnerId[]=41&formFactorId[]=-1&cpuSeriesId[]=-1&filterByEVC=0&filterByFT=0&min_sockets=&min_cores=&min_memory=&rorre=0"]Compatible Hardware list.

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I had a quick at the VM's hardware compatible list and have to say that I am not finding your current hardware very compatible.Here is a list of all supported hardware.=-1&datePosted=-1&partnerId[]=41&formFactorId[]=-1&cpuSeriesId[]=-1&filterByEVC=0&filterByFT=0&min_sockets=&min_cores=&min_memory=&rorre=0"]Compatible Hardware list.

Thank you for the link. I felt comfortable looking at user-posted builds that were compatible, and noticed that the link that I posted seemed to be a good candidate for my build. The processor would be fine, the NIC I can replace, but I do not know if the Motherboard is compatible.

Or this for building a whitebox:http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.phpEDIT: One other very important factor to look at with ESXi is NIC compatibility. Have fun trying to utilize ESXi without a working NIC. ;)

Yes, thank you for the link. That is the original website I was at when I discovered the link I originally posted. All of the specs listed by the user are identical to mine, except for the Motherboard (his being a Narra2-GL8E while mine is a Nettle2-GL8E. There were issues the user posted with the ethernet adapter, but I have plenty of spare NICs that are ESXi compatible and compliant with my motherboard, so that is not a problem.

So I am still wondering if my build's Motherboard would be compatible? I apologize if I seem ignorant, but would this make a difference? What issues would it raise? (here is the original build I compared with: http://www.vm-help.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1228&p=3383#p3383 and you will notice it is nearly identical to my posted specs).

Thank you again :)

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Edit: Found a list of compatible motherboards for ESXI.

http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php

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