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post #1 of 2 Old 03-07-2013, 11:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Selling my old server set because I need to upgrade to ESXi 5.0. For some reason this particular motherboard (and I found other instances with different hardware) has an incompatibility with ESXi 5.0. There's some form of a management interface that handles some of the PCI-E lanes. Because of this extra barrier, ESXi is not capable of passing through cards that are behind this "switch". Supposedly a fix is in the works but I can't wait around for it. It worked fine for me for the past year and a half in ESXi 4.1 but I upgraded earlier today and found the issue. Since I can't roll back, I decided to just replace the motherboard with new compatible hardware. The reason I need 5.0 is because I'm going to start experimenting with OSx based VM's.

The hardware is 100% in working order, and works very well at that. You can build a fairly beastly ESXi 4.1 setup with it but won't be able to move to 5 until whatever fix they have cooking is released.

Please PM with reasonable offers if interested. I am willing to sell the items individually as well. Shipping will be on me, I get a discount through my work.
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What a great deal, and you found it in your own house too! Thanks for sharing!

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