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Kekke
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Adding Additional physical CPU to host server after Virtual platform is ready and installed.

Hello guys'n girls. Have a little prob here.

I have Proliant ML350 G5 installed with Esxi 4. Within is humping 2 Win2K8 R2 servers.

Server has 16 gigs of memory and one Xeon 4 core @ 1.86Ghz

I would like to add an additional XEON to host server.

Is Vmware capable off handling this, or will the additional cpu installation crash the whole system to bits ?

Please, if anyone has done this, give me some insight of the matter.

Thx thousands in advance. /bow

Regards: Kekke

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a_p_
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There shouldn't be any issues with adding the second CPU. See ESXi 4 Free upgrade to 2 CPU's

Make sure the new CPU has the same stepping.

André

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Welcome to the VMware Communities Forums. Your post has been moved to the ESXi forum.

You can simply drop in the CPU and boot the host, but a few things to be aware of -

1) Make sure the new CPU is exactly the same (family/model/stepping) as the old one.

2) You should have the correct licensing in place (ideally) before add the CPU.






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