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VMware Workstation and Hyper-V – Working Together

‎08-27-2019 04:51 PM

Yesterday VMware demonstrated a pre-release version of VMware Workstation with early support for the Windows Hypervisor Platform in the What’s New in VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation session at VMworld.

In Windows 10 we have introduced many security features that utilize the Windows Hypervisor.  Credential Guard, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Virtualization Based Security all utilize the Windows Hypervisor.  At the same time, new Developer features like Windows Server Containers and the WSL 2 both utilize the Windows Hypervisor.

This has made it challenging for our customers who need to use VMware Workstation.  Historically, it has not be possible to run VMware Workstation when Hyper-V was enabled.

In the future – users will be able to run all of these applications together.  This means that users of VMware workstation will be able to take advantage of all the security enhancements and developer features that are available in Windows 10.  Microsoft and VMware have been collaborating on this effort, and I am really excited to be a part of this moment!

Cheers,
Ben

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For Sale – HP Z1 Professional All-In-One Workstation

HP Z1 G1 professional workstation. I’ve owned this since new – it was purchased in 2013 and is only up for sale due to recent upgrade to 2 monitor setup.

All-in-one design with 27″ IPS panel. Absolutely mint condition with all original packaging, HP system recovery disks plus un-used and boxed keyboard and mouse.

I upgraded the RAM at the time of purchase to 32gb ECC memory – that memory type will now set you back in excess of £300 alone. It came pre-installed with Windows 7 Pro x64 but was entitled to a Windows 10 upgrade. I’ve stuck a brand new 120gb SSD in it and installed a clean copy of Win 10 Pro that is fully activated by Microsoft.

Fantastic modular design – the case opens on gas struts for easy tool free access to main components.

Motherboard was replaced by HP under warranty early last year as the sound card had failed.

This is a beast of a workstation for professional use – it flies with an Intel server spec processor and the onboard RAM. Full specs are: –

Xeon E3-1280 3.5 GHz quad core processor.
32gb ECC RAM
Dedicated Graphics Card – NVidia Quadro 1000M
27″ IPS display (non-touch screen)
Optical Drive – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
120gb SSD plus space in modular caddy for additional 2.5″ HDD
Intel gigabit NIC with RJ-45 connector
Wireless network adaptor on board
Bluetooth
HP integrated web cam
Quality onboard speakers built into the base of the chassis.
4 x USB 2 ports on rear
2 x USB 3 ports on side
IEEE-1394a FireWire connector
Media – xD/MMC/MS/SD card reader
Optical S/PDIF audio output
DisplayPort connector for additional external monitor
Full set of audio in/outputs including subwoofer.

It is a fantastic piece of kit looking for a new home.

I am based in West Sussex and I’m happy to meet up for delivery within a 30 mile radius of Horsham. If you want to arrange for your own courier collection from my home address, then that’s fine too so long as insurance is included but bear in mind it is a large and very heavy package.

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For Sale – Water Cooled PC i7 2600k, 16GB ram, 650W, Blu-ray writer

Hi All

I am selling my old workstation, that has no working graphic card.

The Graphic card stopped working and I get a either a no graphic card detected beep or it POST and no image is shown. I removed the graphic card and i just get the missing graphic card beep. So all other parts are working.

I have removed the hard drives so you will need a new HDD or SSD,

unit as follows.

  1. Asus P67 Sabertooth Motherboard
  2. Intel i7 2600K CPU
  3. 16GB DDR 3 Ram (2x 8GB) Not sure on model but i know it was the fastest one at the time.
  4. NXZT 650 Gold Modular Power Supply – include all cables and case
  5. Cooler Master 690 MK2 Case – Missing Cage for even more hard drive, needed space for Pump
  6. Creative Sound blaster X-Fi Sound card – not sure which model
  7. EK CPU water Block
  8. EK double Radiators, roof mounted
  9. ATI – 4870 Grahpic card with custom waterblock – not working
  10. 3 x 140mm Fans
  11. 3 super quiet fans with rubber suspension connectors
  12. battery after buner to keep fans working after shutdown – new unused
  13. Molex Connector remover kit and tools
  14. many meters of White braid multi sizes
  15. EK Punp and reservoir + power pn connector to turn on PC without motherboard to drain and fill.
  16. Assortments of plugs and connectors + extra fans and cables.

The unit itself is in good to average condition, needs a clean in and out including the water loop, as been sitting in a while now without an maintenance, (Kids take all my time now )

I am pricing this to shift as i have just purchased a NUC so only looking for £150 Collected (due to weight and water)

If I sold the first 4 items alone, I would get more money, than what I am asking for whole lot, but just want it gone as easy as possible.

Any questions let me know, Picture coming up soon.

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For Sale – HP Z620 Workstation / Gaming PC 32Gb Ram, 256Gb SSD, Win10Pro, 2Tb HDD, Wifi & Bluetooth 5 Intel Xeon 6 Core CPU – £175

Bargain System

Ideal for use as a workstation, photo/video editing PC or Gaming PC (With Graphics card added by you)

HP Z620
900w 90% Efficient PSU

CPU : Intel Xeon 6 Core 12 Thread E5 2620 v2
RAM : 32Gb
SSD : 240Gb
HDD1 : 1Tb
HDD2 : 1Tb
Optical : DVD Rewriter
Multi Card Reader
Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Multi USB3
AC1300 Wifi and Bluetooth 5

OS Windows 10 Pro (Fully Licenced)

No Graphics card fitted user can fit whatever graphics card suits them, 2 8 Pin Power Ports and 2 Graphics Bays available. Can take multiple cards

BUYER COLLECTS – Not Prepared to Ship as too heavy

Located near M1 J28 North Derbyshire/Notts Between Nottigham / Derby/ Chesterfield

BARGAIN AT £175

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For Sale – HP Z620 Workstation / Gaming PC 32Gb Ram, 256Gb SSD, Win10Pro, 2Tb HDD, Wifi & Bluetooth 5 Intel Xeon 6 Core CPU – £175

Bargain System

Ideal for use as a workstation, photo/video editing PC or Gaming PC (With Graphics card added by you)

HP Z620
900w 90% Efficient PSU

CPU : Intel Xeon 6 Core 12 Thread E5 2620 v2
RAM : 32Gb
SSD : 256Gb
HDD1 : 1Tb
HDD2 : 1Tb
Optical : DVD Rewriter
Multi Card Reader
Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Multi USB3
AC1300 Wifi and Bluetooth 5

OS Windows 10 Pro (Fully Licenced)

No Graphics card fitted user can fit whatever graphics card suits them, 2 8 Pin Power Ports and 2 Graphics Bays available. Can take multiple cards

BUYER COLLECTS – Not Prepared to Ship as too heavy

Located near M1 J28 North Derbyshire/Notts Between Nottigham / Derby/ Chesterfield

BARGAIN AT £!75 OVNO

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Wanted – Something to run a hypervisor on, preferably A tower machine

I have a HP Z620 Workstation Tower

Has usb3. Dual gigabit etc in good condition with its keys etc

6 core 12 thread xeon cpu E5-2620 V2
32gb ram
256gb ssd with win 10 pro
1.5tb hdd

No graphics card fitted. Superb machine.

£200 collected m1 j28 or meet up if can be arranged nearer to you if any interest to you

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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

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Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – HP Z820 WORKSTATION BIG SPEC

I am parting with my ‘audio workstation’ due to changing to a more gaming orientated system instead. Its a HP Z820 in excellent condition and for those that didn’t know, this is a professional class workstation designed to run and work without any hiccups.

Specs as follows:

HP Z820

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2667v2 8 Core CPU’s (16 cores / 32 threads total) 3.3Ghz base speed, 3.6Ghz all core turbo.
  • 128GB 1600Mhz ECC Registered DDR3 Memory
  • Integrated LSI RAID Controller
  • 2 x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD’s (I ran these in RAID 0)
  • 1 x Seagate Barracuda 4TB HDD
  • 1 spare drive bay
  • Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB Graphics Card (2 x display port out)
  • 1125w PSU
  • Thunderbolt 2 Expansion card
  • DVD Multireader/writer

Will be supplied with a clean install of Windows 10.

This system is a powerhouse and has been used for the past 6 months as my audio workstation (pro tools, reaper, foobar music collection etc). However it must go as I wan’t to fund a lower profile gaming orientated build instead.

I also have the thunderbolt 2 add in card installed as this has been connected to my Focusrite Clarett 8PreX interface.

Thanks for looking

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Price and currency: £1500
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash or Bank Transfer.
Location: Basingstoke
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Dell debuts ‘world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation’ – Microsoft 365 Blog

Dell delivers compact solutions that pack a punch, including a 1U rack workstation and towers starting at $649.

Companies of all sizes and budgets looking for powerful, affordable, compact industry-leading workstations now have new choices for their needs from Dell, including the world’s most powerful 1U rack workstation.¹

The Dell Precision 3930 Rack delivers powerful performance in a compact industrial footprint. Its 1U rack height delivers better rack density and extended operating temperatures, while features such as its short depth, dust filters, and legacy ports allow it to integrate seamlessly into complex medical imaging and industrial automation solutions.

Other features include:

  • The rack workstation provides up to 64 GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory thanks to the introduction of Intel Xeon E processors and an 8th Generation Intel Core CPU.
  • The Intel Xeon E processor supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) for increased reliability.
  • The rack workstation offers best-in-class workstation performance and provides the flexibility of up to 250W of doublewide GPUs, and scalability with up to 24 TB of storage.
  • With 3 PCIe slots, including an optional PCI slot, this workstation can tackle complex tasks with ease.
  • A range of NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs are available. With the Quadro P6000, users benefit from 24GB of GDDR5X and powerful ultra-high-end graphics performance.
  • In addition, customers have the option to choose AMD Radeon Pro graphics.

If your company is looking for versatile, secure, and fast remote 1:1 user access, you can add optional Teradici PCOIP technology. The rack workstation effortlessly integrates into the datacenter, which helps reduce clutter at your desk.

A smaller footprint that doesn’t skimp on performance

Going small can lead to big things, so Dell has built these new entry-level workstations to fuel the future of innovation across engineering design, science, mathematics, and other data- and graphics-intensive fields. Running a highly powerful machine no longer requires having a large work space or a large budget, making this level of performance available to many companies and workers for the first time.

“Customers across Engineering & Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, and beyond have come to rely on Dell workstations to deliver the highest performing systems for their critical workload. But as we enter the next era of workstations, the conversation is accelerating to immersive workflows utilizing even smaller footprints. Dell is leading the way in this evolution with these new entry-level workstations designed to deliver the ultimate in performance with a substantially smaller footprint,” says Rahul Tikoo, vice president and general manager of Dell Precision. “When access to leading technology improves, innovation flourishes. Sometimes something as simple as a smaller form factor can unleash new ideas and capabilities that have the power to reshape an industry.”

The Dell Precision 3630 Tower is 23 percent smaller² than the previous generation with more expandability, so workers can get the precise solution they need regardless of workspace constraints. It features a range of easy-to-reach ports that make it possible to connect to external data sources, storage devices, and more. It offers scalable storage featuring SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs, which can be configured for up to 14 TB with RAID support.

As workstation users often create intellectual property, Dell will also offer an optional Smart Card (CAC/PIV) reader to make secure data management easier.

If you’re interested in creating or enjoying VR experiences and other resource-intensive tasks, this workstation is a good choice, thanks to an 8th Generation Intel Core i and new professional-grade Xeon E processors with faster memory speeds up to 2666MHz 64 GB. It also offers up to 225W of NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro graphics support.

The new Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower is a great fit for many workstation users, offering many of the same benefits as the Precision 3630, but in an even smaller form factor and up to 55W of graphics support. It’s also expandable with up to 6TB of storage with RAID support.

Dell also introduced support for Intel Core Xseries processors in addition to the Intel Xeon W processor options already available on the Dell Precision 5820 Tower. These new processor options bring the enhanced performance and reliability of a workstation at a more affordable price point for customers.

Adding Intel Optane memory keeps responsiveness high and high-capacity storage costs lower on all these new Dell Precision 3000 series workstations. Customers can expect the same build quality and reliability of the Dell Precision line.

Available now: The Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower and the Dell Precision 3630 Tower (both starting at $649) and the Dell Precision 5820 Tower workstation.

Available worldwide July 26, 2018: The Dell Precision 3930 Rack, which starts at $899.

¹When equipped with Intel Xeon E-2186G processor, available 64GB of 2666MHz memory capacity, NVIDIA P6000 graphics and 2xM.2PCIe storage. Based on Dell internal analysis of competitive workstation products as of July 2018.

² Gen-over-Gen claim based on internal testing, July 2018.