I am looking at compiling information on, and presenting via the site, peoples experiences with running VMware ESX (versions 3.0-v3.5, including v3i) on HP Proliant ML110 and Ml115 servers. I get quite a few queries regarding what is compatible and what isn’t so thought it be a good idea to compile this information, including workarounds, gotchas and hot deals in an easy to follow format.
These are great little, cost effective servers that make an ideal ESX test environment.
If you can let me know what you have found to work for you, were any tweaks/workarounds required along with any other information you think may be useful to others.
I can confirm that the ML110 onboard storage controller and onboard NIC’s work just fine under v3.5. See my previous blog article here for more information.
Here’s a rough outline of information to give a basic example. This will be a work in progress and a fresh blog article created to house this information.
UPDATE: Check out my blog article here on installing VMware ESX 3i 3.5 on an ML110 G5.
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