Pros: Configured with RAID 1 by default, Installed WMware esxi 5.0 is flawless like a charm.
Cons: Little noise but its fine when your server room separated, no available slot for addition HDD, windows 2008 R2 came with Dell are not compatible with VMware virtual server.
Solutions: Download windows 2008 R2 evaluation copy from Microsoft web site, install as guest OS and key-in your original product key and register to activate.
Pros:virtualization, data base
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Review 3 for PowerEdge R210 II
good for small offices
PostedJune 28, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this product
I was concerned by the reviews about the R210 but these ones seem nice and quiet (well when unloaded at least) the fans can become rather loud during boot/post and I've not given them a workout yet but overall they seem pretty good. even non hotswap disks in trays would be nice Though rather than needing to pull the thing apart to swap a disk.
The shortest the rails can go is 600mm btw, i put them in a 450mm deep wall cabinet and needed to chop up the mounting rails to get it all to fit.