Summary: I have four of these and all of them are super stable with Windows and FreeBSD. Besides the stability, this board comes with TWO INTEL (not RealTek!) NICs, which is very convenient for using as a server. Also, this is very energy efficient.
Summary: I'm using this in a (home) server class system to run virtual machines and it's got everything I want. The vPro feature is excellent once you get it working. I took off a star because the BIOS appears, to me, to be impossible to ever update.
Summary: This was purchased to replace an older board for a system running VMware vSphere 5.1U1. There is one thing you need to know if you intend to run VMware on this. The default VMware drivers will only detect 1 of the 2 network cards.
Summary: This motherboard is an excellent choice for people interested in virtualization, remote management options, and a highly stable and compatible system. With the right (non-K) processor, it supports pretty much every virtualization option available out of the box.
Summary: This board is working great for ESXI 5.1. You will need to install a custom VIB to get the 82579LM to work but that only takes about 5 min. Vpro AMT KVM is why i bought this board and it is working great although documentation is lacking.