cnsps
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ESXi 4 on Dell T410 E5504 Xeon

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Hello:

I´ve installed VMWARE ESXi on a Dell T410 Server. It has 1 quad core Intel Xeon Processor (e5504) but ESXi only recognizes 2 cores. I only can use two cores in the VM.

I have a free license. May be a problem with the license? Could someone help me to fix the problem?

Thanks!

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glynnd1
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I've seen a setting in the BIOS for disabling two of the core on a quad core CPU, can you check that?

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AntonVZhbankov
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Does your server have latest BIOS?


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glynnd1
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I've seen a setting in the BIOS for disabling two of the core on a quad core CPU, can you check that?

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cnsps
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Thanks, I´ll check it tomorow.

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LarryBlanco2
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I agree with glynnd1. The HP servers now come with the abiltiy to either use only 1 core / half the core / All cores. I suspect that the Dell's should be the same.

LB

cnsps
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Glynnd was right! The BIOS was configured in "dual core" mode. I´ve changed it to "All Core" mode and VMWARE ESXi recognizes 4 cores now.

Thank you very much to all!

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