What would you recommend for the ESXi server?

Good afternoon, I would like to hear expert opinion in selecting the components to install ESXi server.
As the processor decided to take AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz), because if you believe the rating niksa, analogs of Intel i5 are much more expensive:

47 - CPU Intel Core i5-4430S 2.7 GHz/4core/SVGA HD Graphics4600/1+6Mb/65W/5 GT/s LGA1150 - 14339p
48 - CPU Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0 GHz/4core/SVGA HD Graphics 4600/1+6Mb/65W/5 GT/s LGA1150 - 14528p
49 - CPU AMD FX-8300 (FD8300W) 3.3 GHz/8core/ 8+8Mb/95W/5200 MHz Socket AM3+ - 7422p
50 - CPU AMD FX-8370E (FD837EW) 3.3 GHz/8core/ 8+8Mb/95W/5200 MHz Socket AM3+ - 12327p


The server will spin a few OS tasks are not particularly difficult - somewhere in the processing of sensor data from users ' visits somewhere Zentyal server (going through it to overnight Internet), maybe some of the servers will rise to the test.

I would like to hear recommendations on how to be choosing a Mat.Board, to do a RAID, if Yes what to choose, well, about the PSU - how to choose (so not expensive and reliable)
Think RAM use 16 gigs or even 32.

Regarding the budget it certainly is not rubber, I would like to meet thousand of 50 (if this is possible of course in the modern world)
September 19th 19 at 00:00
3 answers
September 19th 19 at 00:02
Not sure that esxi will work on amd. View compatibility list. Raid on esxi can be either in the form of a controller or the fake(nothing worse than it not). The operatives should be as long as the plan virtualos.

I recommend to see xenserver 6.5. Percent eats all that support virtualization. You can make softwary raid. And he xene to put on a flash drive (sandisk extrime 3.0 a minimum of 16 gigs). We at amd are 2 servers for tests.

Comparing esxi and xenserver, I understand that xenon I can do anything, and VMware only what is allowed.
BP Fps or fsp I do not remember how. Depending on Kol-VA disks. On disk 4 of the 400-450 watt would work norms. At 12 drives better than the 750 minimum. - rashad_Yun commented on September 19th 19 at 00:05
Nothing prevents ESXi to run on AMD.
RAID on ESXi can only be hardware. - donald.Hane commented on September 19th 19 at 00:08
: I would check it out. :) - rashad_Yun commented on September 19th 19 at 00:11
: my house is FX4300 for example, and Phenom II X6 1090T
but in my country people enjoyed how a hundred years ago:
thehomeserverblog.com/esxi/esxi-5-0-amd-whitebox-s... - donald.Hane commented on September 19th 19 at 00:14
: hood. I know it can work. However, I would chose the xeon :) - rashad_Yun commented on September 19th 19 at 00:17
I would too (-: but this is a different order of prices - donald.Hane commented on September 19th 19 at 00:20
: for the company, the difference is not large. IMHO or take normal or not take it at all. Spend part of the sum, then to have hemorrhoids at all interesting. - rashad_Yun commented on September 19th 19 at 00:23
: this is not about small business - donald.Hane commented on September 19th 19 at 00:26
September 19th 19 at 00:04
Intel 5 is definitely more expensive than the AMD FX, but he is more powerful, although in plus that AMD have more cores, you can scatter them on virtualcom.
For AMD FX is a relatively cheap motherboard with support for ECC and IOMMU, so for example
market.yandex.ru/product/8332298
but if you take AMD may have difficulty with incompatibility of those RAID controllers, though I've been told that, and no figure to look at them.
And if you take the Intel and mother with ECC, then most likely there will be a network of Intel, and not one and will work out of the box, if you take the AMD, it will be one network, Realtek 8111, in principle, easy to get to work collecting custom image of the ESXi installer.
Taschemto I think, if you want to do cheaper, then take AMD of course.
thehomeserverblog.com/esxi/esxi-5-0-amd-whitebox-s... - here the person talks about the successful experience of implementing esxi on amd - rashad_Yun commented on September 19th 19 at 00:07
September 19th 19 at 00:06
ESXi fussy to iron. If you want to make it all work is guaranteed and out of the box (without it ESXi-Customizer), choose equipment from the official HCL.

I for VMware ESXi 5.1 collected the following configuration:
Intel S1200BTL
- Intel Xeon E3-1230 BOX
- Kingston ValueRAM ECC
- Kingston ValueRAM ECC
- Procase EB410-B-0

Do RAID think he is, based on the objectives. I host meant for test benches, so the controller wasn't there. The controller also need to choose from HCL.

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