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 Consum (CPU 65W - 3 of them, 1x 24Port-PoE 16Port-10Gbit Switch and a 8Bay NAS = 200Watt)
  • 64Gb Memory
  • 2 1Gbit NIC integrated - 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


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.