1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 15, 2019 8:53 AM by a.p.

    6.7 U3 VMotion CPU compatibility

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      I have two HPE Gen9 servers

      DL360 Gen 9 with Intel Xeon E5-2600-v3 Series

      DL380 Gen9 with Intel Xeon E5-2600-v4 Series

      According to the compatibility guide: VMware Compatibility Guide - cpu

      the V4 CPU is showing it supports the Haswell Generation, but the V3 Haswell doesn't show it supports the Broadwell Generation?

       

      Can someone clarify if VMotion will work across these two CPU series? Thanks

          

      CPU Series DetailCPU Series Detail
      CPU Series:Intel Xeon E5-2600-v4 SeriesCPU Series:Intel Xeon E5-2600-v3 Series
      Max Cores per Socket:24Max Cores per Socket:18
      Max Threads:48Max Threads:36
      Enhanced vMotion Capability Modes:Intel® Haswell GenerationEnhanced vMotion Capability Modes:Intel® Haswell Generation
      Intel® Merom Generation Intel® Merom Generation
      Intel® Penryn Generation Intel® Penryn Generation
      Intel® Nehalem Generation Intel® Nehalem Generation
      Intel® Westmere Generation Intel® Westmere Generation
      Intel® Sandy-Bridge Generation Intel® Sandy-Bridge Generation
      Intel® Ivy-Bridge Generation Intel® Ivy-Bridge Generation
      Intel® Broadwell GenerationCPUID Info:6.3F
      CPUID Info:6.4FCPUIDs:0x000306F0
      CPUIDs:0x000406F0Code Name:Haswell-EP
      Code Name:Broadwell-EPLaunch Date:9/6/2014
      Launch Date:3/28/2016Supports SMP-FT:Yes
      Supports SMP-FT:YesCapable of Legacy FT:Yes
      Capable of Legacy FT:NoLegacy FT Compatible Set:Intel® Haswell Generation
      Legacy FT Compatible Set:N/A
        • 1. Re: 6.7 U3 VMotion CPU compatibility
          a.p. Guru
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          Welcome to the Community,

          the V4 CPU is showing it supports the Haswell Generation, but the V3 Haswell doesn't show it supports the Broadwell Generation?

          That's expected. In order to be able to live migrate (vMotion/DRS), you may set the EVC mode on the Cluster to the lowest common processor type, which in your case is Haswell.

           

          André