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chicojr
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How to find original CPU

we had a technician change cpu on feb 9th but our server doesn't retain logs and not finding a way to find out what original cpu was set in vmware to change it back. Does anyone know how to know what cpu was on a vm prior to making changes?

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a_p_
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VMware passes the physical CPU model through to the VMs, i.e. the previous CPU model presented to the VMs was the one that was originally in your server.

André

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chicojr
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I understand that, what I'm trying to say is that we have no way of knowing what the original state/number of cpu's was. Event logs on Windows OS doesn't tell us anything and not finding anything in vmware. We need to find this out please.

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a_p_
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Does any of the VMs still have a vmware*.log file with a time stamp prior to the CPU replacement in its datatsore folder?

André

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chicojr
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No, nothing going back that far.

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a_p_
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You mentioned a Windows OS, so maybe you can still find information about the old Processor type/model in the Windows Device Manager with "Show Hidden Devices" enabled.

see e.g https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/315539/device-manager-does-not-display-devices-that-are-not... for details

André

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