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XenServer Components CPU Compatability.

Started by Adam Schneider , 05 February 2016 - 02:19 AM
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Adam Schneider Members

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:19 AM

Hey,

Does anyone know if AMD FX-8300 will work on XENServer? It cant find really anyone on google that can give a clear cut answer if AMD-v is enough?

The services I want to run are PfSense, SMTP Server, Web Server, Plex Media Center, and Own Cloud.

I have included a PCPartsList.

Some of the parts below I alread have like the CPU, Cooler, Case, PSU, and SSD's, RAM.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YNCXxr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YNCXxr/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8300 3.3GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Gravity A1 31.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB Superclocked Video Card ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($206.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Raidmax 735W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Wired Network Adapter: Intel E1G44HTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x4 Network Adapter ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Other: 3ware 9550SX-8LP 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Raid Controller Card
Total: $947.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-04 20:53 EST-0500

 



Tobias Kreidl CTP Member

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:59 AM

Hi, Adam, and welcome first off to the forum!

 

The XenServer HCL generally just covers servers and this is a desktop CPU, but many desktops are used to run XenServer, so there's a good chance it will work OK. Maybe someone else will post who happens to have a similar CPU and direct experience.

 

Good luck,

-=Tobias


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Hans Mittenbacher Members

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:00 AM

Hey Adam,

 

I would like to build a small XenServer (7.2!?) with the same hardware like you. Were you successfull with your part list?

Best regards,

Alex



Marc O'Neill Citrix Employees

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:27 PM

The system requirements for the CPU are listed in the install guide - https://docs.citrix.com/content/dam/docs/en-us/xenserver/7-1/downloads/xenserver-7-1-installation-guide.pdf

 

One or more 64-bit x86 CPU(s), 1.5GHz minimum, 2 GHz or faster multicore CPU recommended To support VMs running Windows, an Intel VT or AMD-V 64-bit x86-based system with one or more CPU(s) is required. Note: To run Windows VMs, hardware support for virtualization must be enabled on the XenServer host. This is an option in the BIOS. It is possible your BIOS might have virtualization support disabled. Consult your BIOS documentation for more details. To support VMs running supported paravirtualized Linux, a standard 64-bit x86-based system with one or more CPU(s) is required.

 

As Tobias mentioned generally desktop processors are not tested for the HCL. I am running Xenserver on Opteron processors older than the one you have chosen just fine.