Shuttle XPC SZ170 R8 V2

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After Many research about new home lab HW for a VMWare Cluster a finished to buy this Hardware components.
I am running 3 of this Cubes with VMWare ESXi 6.7.

Pros:

  • Low power consume (CPU 65W - 3 of this cubes, 1x 24Port-PoE 16Port-10Gbit Switch and a 8Bay NAS = 200Watt)
  • 64Gb Memory
  • 2x 1Gbit Intel NIC onboard - Fully supported in VMWare ESXi 6.7
  • SATA and M2 Storage support.
  • Extremely quite
  • Enough PCI-Express Slots for NICs or other

Cons:

  • No IPMI
  • No Intel® Active Management Technology - like IMPI

Parts List for the SZ170 R8 V2

Needed Parts for running VMWare 6.7

Parts List for the SZ170 R8 V2
Item Part Number Qty Part Description
Case Barbone SZ170R8V2 1 Shuttle XPC SZ170 R8 V2
CPU BX80677I77700 1 CPU Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz
Memory CMK32GX4M2A2400C16 1 Corsair Vengeance LPX Black (2x, 16GB, DDR4-2400, DIMM 288)
Hadisk (local Storage) MZ-75E500B/EU 1 Samsung 850 EVO Basic


Costs

I spend over a full year €2576 for the 3 Hosts.
So about €860 for 1 Host.