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EVC Mode Question Xeon X56xx series and X55xx series

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I have a Cluster with two HP DL380 G6 (Xeon X5560) servers and i want to add another server HP DL380 G7 with these Types of CPUs:

Intel® Xeon® X5690 (3.46GHz/6-core/12MB/130W),        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5680 (3.33GHz/6-core/12MB/130W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5675 (3.06GHz/6-core/12MB/95W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/2/2/3/3) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5670 (2.93GHz/6-core/12MB/95W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/2/2/3/3) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5660 (2.80GHz/6-core/12MB/95W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/2/2/3/3) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5650 (2.66GHz/6-core/12MB/95W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/2/2/3/3) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5649 (2.53GHz/6-core/12MB/80W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5645 (2.40GHz/6-core/12MB/80W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® L5640 (2.26GHz/6-core/12MB/60W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 2/2/3/3/4/4) Processor
Quad-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® X5687 (3.60GHz/4-core/12MB/130W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5677 (3.46GHz/4-core/12MB/130W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® X5672 (3.20GHz/4-core/12MB/95W,        DDR3-1333, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5640 (2.66GHz/4-core/12MB/80W,        DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5630 (2.53GHz/4-core/12MB/80W,        DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5620 (2.40GHz/4-core/12MB/80W,        DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5606 (2.13GHz/4-core/8MB/80W,        DDR3-1066) Processor
Intel® Xeon® E5603 (1.60GHz/4-core/4MB/80W,        DDR3-1066) Processor
Intel® Xeon® L5630 (2.13GHz/4-core/12MB/40W,        DDR3-1066, HT, Turbo 1/1/2/2) Processor
Intel® Xeon® Processor        E5506 (2.13 GHz/4-core/4MB/80W, DDR3-800) Processor
Dual-Core Processors
Intel® Xeon® E5503 (2.0GHz/2-core/4MB/80W),        DDR3-800) Processor

I want to know that, which of these CPUs can use with EVC Mode in my Cluster?

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AndreTheGiant
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vCenter can also help to find the right baseline.

Just try to enable EVC on your cluster of old CPU: the only one that can be enable (without power-off the VM) is the right one Smiley Happy

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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Dave_Mishchenko
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If you're mixing those two CPUs in an EVC cluster you'll need to set the EVC mode to Intel Nehalem.  See the KB article here for more info - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003212.

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vCenter can also help to find the right baseline.

Just try to enable EVC on your cluster of old CPU: the only one that can be enable (without power-off the VM) is the right one Smiley Happy

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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