I'm looking to build a small vm machine running vmware esxi 4.0. Dealing with the HCL is difficult as it is, however I'm also trying to cram all of this into a 1u case if possible.
I also found this supermicro board MBD-X8STE-O, however if I am not mistaken I would also need an io controller(onboard isn't supported?).
I'm not looking for storage in this server, I was just hoping to setup a raid 1 with two 1tb sata hard drives (not a big deal if it is significantly more cost effective to go without raid)
With any of the above mentioned motherboards it appears like I would also need a separate NIC as well Intel Pro 1000/pt
From what I gather I would also need a psu in the 500watt range.
If Possible, I'd like to keep this machine around $1500.
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