1.3.1. Hardware Specifications

Table 1.1 Dell Precision 3431, Specifications for VMware vSphere ESXi Server Role

Specification

Value

Link

Chassis

Precision 3431 Tower with 260W up to 92% efficient PSU (80Plus Platinum)

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/desktop-and-all-in-one-pcs/new-precision-3431-desktop-workstation/spd/precision-3431-workstation

Processor

Intel Core i9-9900,(8 Core, 16MB Cache, 3.1GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo w/UHD Graphics 630)

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/core/i9-processors/i9-9900.html

Memory

64GB 4x16GB DDR4 2666MHz UDIMM Non-ECC

See Chassis

Out of Band Management

Intel vPro Technology Enabled

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-platform-general.html

Hard Drive 0 (PCIe NVMe M.2 Slot)

Samsung 970 Pro, NVMe M.2 SSD, 1TB

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-970-pro-nvme-m2-1tb-mz-v7p1t0bw/

Hard Drive 1 (3.5/2.5” Chassis HDD0)

Empty

Hard Drive 2 (3.5/2.5” Chassis HDD1)

Samsung 860 Pro, SATA SSD, 2TB

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-860-pro-2-5–sata-iii-2tb-mz-76p2t0bw/

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) 0

NVIDIA Tesla P4, 8GB, PCIe 3.0 16x (PCIe 3.0, x16 Slot)

https://images.nvidia.com/content/pdf/tesla/184457-Tesla-P4-Datasheet-NV-Final-Letter-Web.pdf

Network Interface Card (NIC) 0

Intel I219-LM, Single RJ45 Port, 1Gbe (Motherboard)

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/82185/intel-ethernet-connection-i219-lm.html

Network Interface Card (NIC) 1

Intel X520-DA2, Dual SFP+ Port, 10Gbe, PCIe 2.0, x4 (PCIe 3.0, x4 Slot)

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/39776/intel-ethernet-converged-network-adapter-x520-da2.html

USB Boot Drive

Samsung BAR Plus, USB 3.1 Flash Drive, 32GB (Front USB3.1 Port)

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/usb-flash-drives/usb-3-1-flash-drive-bar-plus-32gb-champagne-silver-muf-32be3-am/

Table 1.2 Dell Precision 3431, Specifications for Windows 10 Development Workstation Role

Specification

Value

Link

Chassis

Precision 3431 Tower with 260W up to 92% efficient PSU (80Plus Platinum)

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/desktop-and-all-in-one-pcs/new-precision-3431-desktop-workstation/spd/precision-3431-workstation

Processor

Intel Core i9-9900,(8 Core, 16MB Cache, 3.1GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo w/UHD Graphics 630)

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/core/i9-processors/i9-9900.html

Memory

64GB 4x16GB DDR4 2666MHz UDIMM Non-ECC

See Chassis

Out of Band Management

Intel vPro Technology Disabled

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-platform-general.html

Hard Drive 0 (PCIe NVMe M.2 Slot)

Dell Class 50, NVMe M.2 SSD, 512GB Toshiba KXG60PNV512G

https://i.dell.com/sites/csdocuments/Shared-Content_data-Sheets_Documents/en/Dell_Precision_Workstation_Storage_Classification.pdf

Hard Drive 1 (3.5/2.5” Chassis HDD0)

Samsung 860 Pro, SATA SSD, 4TB

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-860-pro-2-5–sata-iii-2tb-mz-76p2t0bw/

Hard Drive 2 (3.5/2.5” Chassis HDD1)

Empty

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) 0

NVIDIA Quadro P1000, 4GB, PCIe 3.0, x16 (PCIe 3.0, x16 Slot)

https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/design-visualization/productspage/quadro/quadro-desktop/quadro-pascal-p1000-data-sheet-us-nv-704475-r1.pdf

Network Interface Card (NIC) 0

Intel I219-LM, Single RJ45 Port, 1Gbe (Motherboard)

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/82185/intel-ethernet-connection-i219-lm.html

Network Interface Card (NIC) 1

Intel X550-T2, Dual Base-T Port, 10Gbe, PCIe 3.0, x4 (PCIe 3.0, x4 Slot)

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/network-io/ethernet/10-25-40-gigabit-adapters/x550-t2-10gbe.html