Check out this article where we build a 1U box capable of housing 40TB worth of storage while also serving as a serious ESXi host!
Dude you’re getting a Dell, again! This blog entry documents the brand new Dell R710 I found on eBay and how I prep it to be a second host in my vSphere 6 cluster!
Dell releases their customized ISO for ESXi 6.0 Update 1!
I recently picked up a (a few months ago) Dell R710 in order to leverage its higher memory and CPU capacity compared to the 2950 III’s I run from time to time in my lab. I bought it with dual Xeon E5530 CPUs which are 4-core CPUs clocked at 2.4 GHz. It only came with 12GB of DDR3 RAM, however, which is a bit limiting for an ESXi host. My plan is to swap the E5530’s with E5649 (6-core, 2.53 GHz) or X5670’s (6-core,...
Dell recently released a version of OMSA agent/provider compatible with ESXi 6.0 and it works really, really well. More details inside!