CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

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PaulSmith
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CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

Post by PaulSmith » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:22 am

Hi All,

I am Planning for CCIE Security and want to choose one of the below for ESXI / eve-ng Labs. power consuption looks same in all 3. . any suggestions for Hardware?


Choice 1 = £2000
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XEON E5 2678V3 (12 Core 24 Thread 2.5GHz 30M Cache = 120W TDP) + XEON E5 2678V3 (12 Core 24 Thread 2.5GHz 30M Cache = 120W TDP)
8*32gb ddr4 ecc reg 2400mhz RAM
X99 dual CPU motherboard
+ 2TB M.2
+ remaining (£750)

Choice 2 = £5000
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XEON E5 2699V4 (22 Cores 44 Threads 2.2GHzbase 3.60GHz boost 55MB cache = 145w TDP) +XEON E5 2699V4 (22 Cores 44 Threads 2.2GHzbase 3.60GHz boost 55MB cache = 145w TDP)
+8*32gb ddr4 ecc reg 2400mhz RAM
+dual CPU motherboard
+2TB M.2
+remaining (£750)


Choice 3 = £6400
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Threadripper 3990X (64 Cores 128 Threads 2.90GHz base 4.3GHz boost 256MB L3 Cache 280W TDP)
+ 256GB RAM
+ 2TB M.2
+ Motherboard
+ remaining (£1000)

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Re: CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:41 am

Personally my choice falls to Option 2

Option 1 has short Threads.

Option 3 probably is very ok, but not tested deeply.

Guarantee is Option 2, this Server easy will hold 2 users with full security lab each. Esxi or bare both will be ok

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Re: CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

Post by PaulSmith » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:22 pm

Thanks for instant reply. but I think as below

1) XEON E5 2699V4 is 2 CPU and 14nm 44 core 88 Thread. PCIE 3 based

2) Thread 3990x is 7nm 64 core 128 thread. PCIE-4 ( Future proof )

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Re: CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:04 pm

I recently installed one Bare EVE exactly like
XEON E5 2699V4 is 2 CPU and 14nm 44 core 88 Thread

Just flying box...

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Re: CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

Post by PaulSmith » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:45 pm

how much did you spend ?
Configuration and specs ?

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Re: CPU/RAM for EVE-ng / Esxi

Post by Uldis (UD) » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:16 am

I didnt spend but installed it for my friend:

Bought in UK, this year March I guess: about 5K GBP in total.
Ebay.

Box:
Dell R630
2x Intel Xeon E5-2699v4 Total 44 cores/88 Threads
256G RAM
6TB SSD Drives WDC

like this, but need more ram
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DELL-R630-Se ... %3A2334524

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