The musings of an IT Consultant

Jan 31 2009   11:18PM GMT

My hardware arrived for my home built VMware computer!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So all the hardware finally arrived for my machine that I’m using to build a VMware ESXi computer. This is a computer I’m building for my test lab at home.

I’ve just finished putting it together and I’m getting ready to install VMware. This will be a great machine to use along with my Cisco test lab equipment to prepare for the CCNP.

Here is a list of the computer hardware I purchased to build my machine. I purchased all my equipment at NCIX.


  • Two Intel PRO/1000 GT network adapters
  • One Asus P5K SE Motherboard (LGA775, FSB1333, DDR2, PCI-Express x16, SATA controller)
  • 8 GB of RAM (Four 2 GB sticks of Kingston RAM KVR800D2N5/2G)
  • One Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5 inch 500 GB SATA hard drive
  • One Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHZ (Kentsfield)
  • One BFG GeForce 9400 GT Video Card (PCI-Express)
  • One 20 pin ATX to 24 pin ATX power supply adapter cable
I’ll let you know if this works or not!
-Cheers, RP

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  • Pascaljr
    Hi, I'm setting up a home server to run ESXi also wi a configuration almost the same as yours, and my question is about the video card. Did ESXi recognize your video card ok? Tks Pascal
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  • Raj Perumal
    Hi Pascaljr, I had no problems with my video card at all, it should work fine. -Thanks, RP
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