ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 potential desktops
I've been doing research on various options for a server to run ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 From most of my reading it looks like a Dell Optiplex 7xx series is usually a pretty safe bet. I'm looking for a desktop to run this on since they are much quieter, chepaer, and do not draw as much power. Anyone know if someone has put a list together of recommended "off the shelf" desktops that will run ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 without much hassle? I will probably post my luck with the Dell Optiplex 780 I bought off Amazon. I got it for around $350 with 16 Gigs of Ram. Unfortunately that's the max memory it can hold. I heard that the HP Microserver is pretty good but the ones I looked at onlys upported 16 Gigs. Once I get the hang of building out the lab I might want to upgrade to something with 32 gigs or more of RAM later on. If someone has seen a list or has had pretty good luck with a specific model feel free to comment. I plan to use the INE labs for the full scale labs. The home lab is just to get used to running the commands and playing around with different show commands. I will not be using switches at home probably. I'll use the INE switches for that.