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    Virtualization

    ASUS Server Virtualization



    VMware HCL: System Compatibility Guide Component Level info/matrix
    Virtualization White Paper ESX Data sheet ESXi Data sheet

    IT organizations are leveraging the benefits of virtualization to create highly flexible IT environments. ASUS, a global leader in high-performance servers, is pleased to offer the advantages of a virtualization solution. Virtualization lets you manage the computing resources in ways that offer more flexibility that reduces costs and improves business agility.


    ASUS Virtualization Technology Consolidates Your IT Resource

    Increase server utilization and flexibility
    Virtualization supports the pooling of computing resources that is able to centrally manage through an hub to support dynamically changing business requirements

    Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership
    Virtualizing servers for multiple functions offers a rapid return on investment (ROI) through decreased management costs and increased asset utilization. You can enhance system availability and reduce the risk of data loss and business interruption by virtualizing resources for a flexible and dynamic infrastructure

    Cut power and cooling costs
    Virtualization gives you the power to right-size the IT infrastructure through server consolidation and dynamic load balancing across a pool of servers

    Simplify management
    ASUS Virtualization provides a simplified way to manage server compute nodes, freeing you from local administrative tasks with a robust set of standard-based management capabilities.


    ASUS Certified Virtualization Servers

    ASUS has partnered with VMware and Citrix to deliver a comprehensive virtualization solution. With ASUS servers, you can benefit from the various advantages of a virtual infrastructure. The following are ASUS servers certified by VMware for ESX and ESXi server as well as Citrix for Xen Server 6.0 and above.

    Model Name M/B (**)
    Status Version Status Version
    E7 Series (Intel Processor-based)
    RS920-E7/RS8 Series*** Z9PX-Q32 Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    RS720Q-E7/RS12 Series*** Z9PH-D16 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    RS720-E7/RS12-E Z9PE-D16 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    RS720-X7/RS8 Z9PR-D12 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    RS700-E7 series Z9PP-D24 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.2/ 6.0.2/ 6.0
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    RS700-X7 series Z9PR-D12 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    RS500-E7 series Z9NR-D12 Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    TS700-E7/RS8 Z9PE-D16 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    TS700-X7/PS4 Z9PA-D8 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0
    RS300-E7/PS4* P8B-E/4L Certified ESX 4.0 U4
    ESX 4.0 U3
    ESX 4.0 U2
    ESX 4.0 U1
    ESX 4.1 U3
    ESX 4.1 U2
    ESX 4.1 U1
    ESX 4.1
    ESXi 4.1 Installable U3
    ESXi 4.1 Installable U2
    ESXi 4.1 Installable U1
    Certified XenServer 6.0.0/6.0.2
    G2 Model (ESC & workstation)
    ESC4000 G2 series Z9PG-D16 Certified ESXi 5.5 U1
    ESXi 5.5
    Certified XenServer 6.2/6.0.2/6.0
    Certified ESXi 5.1 U1
    ESXi 5.1
    ESXi 5.0 U2
    ESXi 5.0 U1
    ESXi 5.0

    Remark:
    1. Virtualization solution with RAID function, ASUS suggests to use PIKE RAID card.
    2. The column of motherboard shows the corresponding motherboard tested with each model.
    3. RS926-E7/RS8 is under RS920-E7 series; RS726Q-E7/RS12 is under RS720Q-E7 series