Latest cheap hardware option for vmware 6.7+ ?

Discussion in 'Processors and Motherboards' started by Agrikk, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Agrikk

    Agrikk New Member

    Sep 6, 2013
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    I am running a home cluster based on the Supermicro X8DTE-F board and I love this board: Plenty of expansion slots, remote management IPMI, dual CPU, plenty of RAM slots to populate it on the cheap. A dual CPU, 64GB RAM combo can be put together on eBay for around $200, which I love the most.

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | X8DT6 / X8DT6-F / X8DTE / X8DTE-F

    The problem is that the Intel Xeon 5600 series of CPUs won't be supported past vmware 6.7 so I'm wondering what's next for my eBay builds.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a newer old board whose CPU supports the next generation of VMware that I can pick up on eBay for around $150 (board only)?
  2. pricklypunter

    pricklypunter Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2015
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    X9DR7-LN4F would be my choice, probably not your $150, more likely around $180-200, but you might get lucky :)
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