Dave

Dell PowerEdge T20 Server $199

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I will dump my two N40L's to get this box when it goes on sale again.

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Hellow, will T20 will work corectly with windows 8.1 x64 ?

or it will be better windows 7 x64 ?

 

i wanna use t20 as workstation, with raid 1

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Neither is supported by Dell, but I have run both Windows 7 and 8 on the T20. No extensive testing but they worked in basic configuration.

 

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USB 3 working corectly ?

 

software - intel raid ?

or bete take hardware raid (Manufacturer Part# PEXSAT32) 

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Do you know if they support VT-d properly under ESXi?

 

 

What with the HP BIOS bug that prevents VT-d working under ESXi 5.5 and the firmware update issues, I'm looking for a replacement for my Gen8 Microserver, but PCI Passthrough is a must...

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I have not had much time to play with ESXi on the T20. What would be a good test to verify VT-d functionality and PCI Passthrough?

 

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I have not had much time to play with ESXi on the T20. What would be a good test to verify VT-d functionality and PCI Passthrough?

 

I guess the only real way is to put in a PCI card (network or HBA), check ESXi will pass it through to a VM in the configuration menu and then connect to that VM and see if the device is actually there once its booted...

The Gen8 Microserver will allow you to connect the PCI card to the VM, but it isn't until the VM is actually spun up that it complains about being unsupported.

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Time to break out the old sound card, or maybe install a GPU card that has HDMI with audio?

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