New virtualization hardware in the house

I launch this blog now that I got some new hardware.

The idea is to step up the game a notch or two from the previous system. Here is an article I wrote for NordicHardware about my previous system, the one that will be upgraded now: Vi bygger lÄgeffektsserver med virtualiseringsteknik

The article is in Swedish but the main point of the article was to demonstrate how to build a low power ESXi server for home usage. The specifications of the system is:

A really cheap system consuming between 45W och 70W depending on load.

The next build will be slightly more powerful and the following components have arrived so far:

PSU is still up in the air as I’m trying to find a solid 80+ gold unit for decent money. Case will most likely be a sound dampened Fractal Design Define Mini. I will dedicate another post to some of the motivation for this hardware and also how i intend to solve the storage part. Component and storage selection are restricted by several factors in this build, which I also intend to cover in that post.

2 thoughts on “New virtualization hardware in the house

  1. Hi,Kihltech
    Thank you so much to your this blog!
    Recently days, I am try to find a solution to solve how to add the new network adapter driver to esxi 5.5u2 iso. This is a good blog and it really work!

    Best Regards!

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