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  • Hardware Recommendation Please

    At best, going through the ESX 3i HCL is time consuming and a daunting task!

    Could someone please recommend a motherboard that is 100% compatible with ESX 3i.

    I'm most concerned about NIC compatibility. A mobo with two NICs would be great. If not, what PIC based NIC would you recommend?

    Thanks much!

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    Re: Hardware Recommendation Please

    Assuming PIC means PCI, then I would advise against PCI network cards if you want gigabit speeds. The PCI bus doesn't have the required bandwidth to support gigabit networking, it certainly wouldn't have the bandwidth to support a pair of NICs.
    Gareth Howells

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