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VMware ESX 3.5 on ML110 and ML115

Jonas Back_2
Super Advisor

VMware ESX 3.5 on ML110 and ML115

Cheap "whitebox" VMware ESX systems for lab/test has been widely discussed in VMware forums.

However, I still want to stick to HP ML/DL-line to have some kind of cheap HP server to lab with ESX 3.5. I know it will not be supported nor recommended, but I'm asking if there's anyone who successfully run ESX 3.5 on ML115 G1 or ML110 G4/G5? Out-of-the box or did you need to add any extra storage controller/NIC?
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: VMware ESX 3.5 on ML110 and ML115

I would recommend staying with the certified list of systems so that the experiences you have will be transferable.
Jonas Back_2
Super Advisor

Re: VMware ESX 3.5 on ML110 and ML115

Well, going for a totally supported NEW ProLiant model with 300 GB disk and 8 GB memory would end up costing us $3.000+ which is way too much.

But I got ESX 3.5 to work on a ML115. Get more info here:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/116768;jsessionid=98E666F50D7F0771D5F3DD32D0ABBAED?tstart=0

So I ended up paying around $600 for the whole setup. Much better for lab :)