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Use HP PCI-e NIC in DELL server???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mikeyboy, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Mikeyboy

    Mikeyboy Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi All,

    A quick question with hopefully a simple answer - am looking to get more NICs for my Dell PE 1950... Does it HAVE to be a dell part? Or can I just stick any PCI-e NIC in there? I have ESXi on them, so presumably as long as it has the drivers, it should work. I am looking at a few on ebay, some dell, some just intel 1000 PT, also looking at HP NC360t - which, as far as I can tell, is just a rebadged Intel 1000 P/T.

    Is there any reason an HP card would not work in a dell server?


    Thanks :)
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yes you can use other brand NICs in your server, they will still work (as you said they generally tend to be rebadged anyway).
     
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  3. Mikeyboy

    Mikeyboy Kilobyte Poster

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    Cool thanks :)

    Keeping my eye on a few, they are expensive though :eek:
     
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