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Bill H.

Bill H.

Joined on 10/20/01

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Excellent Magny-Cours server board for ESXi!

ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard
ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard

Pros: Excellent mobo that runs VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build 219382 which was what I was looking for. When installing & running ESXi, I had to install 4 sticks of memory to get past a fatal error message during install - "The BIOS reports that NUMA node 1 has no memory." I agree with the earlier reviewer that you need a PS with dual 8 pin EPS plugs. Currently have 5 VM running combo of win & linux 64bit OS's - planning several more including testing of a 3 node Oracle RAC RDBMS setup. Not a single glitch yet (have to find so wood to knock on).

Cons: None yet!

Overall Review: My SOHO Dev/Test Server - ESXi 4.0.0 build 219382: 1ea ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 1ea AMD Opteron 6172 Magny-Cours 2.1GHz 12 x 512KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W 12-Core Server Processor 1ea Dynatron A5 60mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler 8ea Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 ECC Registered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9S/4G 1ea LSI MegaRAID Internal Low-Power SATA/SAS 9261-8i 6Gb/s 6ea Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 1ea LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support 1ea CHENBRO SR10769-BK-T 1.0mm SECC Pedestal High-End Server/Workstation Chassis 2ea CHENBRO 84H210710-073 Hotswap HDD Cage w/ SAS and SATA II BP 1ea Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready PFC Power Supply

One of the BEST server cases!

CHENBRO SR10769-CO 1.0mm SECC Pedestal High-End Server/Workstation Chassis 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
CHENBRO SR10769-CO 1.0mm SECC Pedestal High-End Server/Workstation Chassis 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: I've got two of these "bad boys" now and I will probably continue to buy them. Tons of room inside and plenty of cooling. The inexpensive hot-swap cages are also highly recommended (see my most recent server specs below.

Cons: None!

Overall Review: My SOHO Dev/Test Server - ESXi 4.0.0 build 219382: 1ea ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 1ea AMD Opteron 6172 Magny-Cours 2.1GHz 12 x 512KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W 12-Core Server Processor 1ea Dynatron A5 60mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler 8ea Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 ECC Registered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9S/4G 1ea LSI MegaRAID Internal Low-Power SATA/SAS 9261-8i 6Gb/s 6ea Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 1ea LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support 1ea CHENBRO SR10769-BK-T 1.0mm SECC Pedestal High-End Server/Workstation Chassis 2ea CHENBRO 84H210710-073 Hotswap HDD Cage w/ SAS and SATA II BP 1ea Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready PFC Power Supply

Works great with ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34

Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9S/4G
Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9S/4G

Pros: I've got 8 sticks of the memory running on a ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 with an AMD Opteron 6172 Magny-Cours 12-Core Server Processor

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: My SOHO Dev/Test Server - ESXi 4.0.0 build 219382: 1ea ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 1ea AMD Opteron 6172 Magny-Cours 2.1GHz 12 x 512KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W 12-Core Server Processor 1ea Dynatron A5 60mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler 8ea Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 ECC Registered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9S/4G 1ea LSI MegaRAID Internal Low-Power SATA/SAS 9261-8i 6Gb/s 6ea Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 1ea LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support 1ea CHENBRO SR10769-BK-T 1.0mm SECC Pedestal High-End Server/Workstation Chassis 2ea CHENBRO 84H210710-073 Hotswap HDD Cage w/ SAS and SATA II BP 1ea Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power with PowerCache Technology SLI Ready PFC Power Supply

HP Officejet Pro L7680 C8189A Up to 35 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality Thermal Inkjet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer
HP Officejet Pro L7680 C8189A Up to 35 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality Thermal Inkjet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

Pros: Excellent quality and speed. A great step up from my HP Officejet G95 AIO.

Cons: The printer was jamming consistently when printing in duplex mode. Determined that there was a snap-on guide on the duplexer that was restricting the paper path. Removed the part from the duplexer and haven't had a jam in over 250 duplex pages.