Latest cheap hardware option for vmware 6.7+ ?


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Sep 6, 2013
Oakland, CA
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)?