Dell Optiplex 9010 & VMWare ESXi 6.5

Recently work upgraded a number of staff machines to the latest Dell workstations. My manager organised for much of the surplus hardware to be made available for sale to us, should we wish to purchase it, and it was also priced very well given it was 2 – 3 year old hardware.

I was especially interested as I enjoyed working on that workstation and it always had plenty of grunt to run a few VM’s while I was working (often I’d have a Kali VM and a Debian VM running) in addition to two copies of Visual Studio with both of them debugging, but it was now out of warranty and as big organisations often do, they replaced it. I put my hand up to purchase the hardware, without instantly having a use for it, but knowing it was still fast and had been ultra reliable.

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