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HP Proliant DL380 G5

I have looked at this server for some good virtualization. I can get the server for around 450usd 2x xenon (X5355) 2 x 72GB HDD 8GB Ram As my g3 360 and g4 360 and g3 360 are starting to get a bit slow.

I will be running exsi 4.1 or 5? Not that many vms, but a litle bit. Just for a test environment not anything else. Is that a good way to go or is there any other types in that price range (ebay) to recommend? Sorry for my English, i'm from norway :)

Kind regards

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The HP ProLiant DL380 G5 server series works well and is fully supported for VMWare use (with ESXi 4.1 and 5/5.1). This comes from experience running the system in production and its place on the VMWare hardware compatibility list (HCL).

The only downside to using this particular platform for virtualization is its limited RAM expandability (8 slots) and the high cost of its RAM.

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WE HAVE THE SAME HARDWARE AND WE DONT HAVE ANY PROBLEM. BUT THEY SHOULD ENABLE VT ENABLE ONLY WANT HE GOOGLE: how to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in MOTHERBOARD BIOS? –  saber tabatabaee yazdi Dec 23 '12 at 4:18

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