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Possible CPU Upgrade?

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Hi Folks, With the new release of VMware vSphere 7.0, I am unable to install the ESXi on the 2 HP ProLiant DL360 G7 that I have in my homelab. Unfortunately, the support for the CPU family that are installed on my servers (24 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz (2 Sockets)) have been dropped for the last few VMware versions. Even though, I was able to install ESXi 6.7 on these both, I am not sure if I can install the 7.0. Does anyone know if I will be able to install it? Has anyone tried this? Can I upgrade the CPU perhaps for these servers? Is it even possible? Is it worth it? I appreciate your input in this regard.

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HP split into two companies a few years ago.


HP supports PC's, printers, tablets and calculators.


HP Enterprise (HPE) supports servers, switches, routers and tape drives.


You may also want to post your question on the HPE Community Support Forum -- Proliant servers section...

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