October 10, 2021

VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 2 on an IBM x440

Well, it apparently works on an old IBM e-series x440.
This is an x440 with 4 1.4GHz procs and 16GB of RAM. 

All 4 processors are available.

I’ll see if I can get the controller information, and pass it along to the forums.

Updated: When Hyperthreading is turned on, the box craps out. So, no go for Hyperthreading.

And the SCSI controller is listed as follows: Adpatec AIC-7899, IBM ServerRAID Bios 6.10.24

This is the same box that we installed ESX 3.5 on in this earlier post: http://www.jasemccarty.com/blog/?p=103

That being said, it looks like ESX and ESXi 3.5 can run on an IBM x440.

2 thoughts on “VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 2 on an IBM x440

  1. I tryed on a x225 (8647) but it freeze during the installation in the phase “Starting VMware ESX Server 3i:” 🙁

    Anyone can help?

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