- May 31, 2016
After a year or so running FreeNAS as a VM on my ESXi lab server I am pretty happy with it. So I have decided to migrate my "production" FreeNAS server to a new to build ESXi box. I have been hiding money for the wife so I have a decent budget . No mather what components I buy I want to have a system with at least 64 G ECC nonreg memory and a CPU with at least 4 cores 8 threads (more would be welcome). My first inclinition is to stay with the usual suspects. SuperMicro motherboard and a Intel Xeon cpu. But I wonder if anybody out there has been succesfull with an AMD CPU (Ryzen?) running ESXi and FreeNAS. And if so, I would like to know what CPU, what memory and what motherboard. Thanks in advance.