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jeevarajis
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nPar/Vpar servers.

Dear All

I have two servers (rx6600 and rx3600), just want to know whether these H/W supports the partioning like (nPar/vpar) and the virtualization (VSE). and more over how to find whether my hardawre is a cell based server.

Thanks
Jeev
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

rx6660 and rx3660 are not cell based, so you can't get vpars working on them.

by VSE do you mean HPIVM or Secure resource partitions?

Then yes you can use Integritiy virtual machines or Secure resource partitions with those servers.

More info:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1247B_ed2/ch02s04.html
Windows?, no thanks
Torsten.
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

Only cell based servers support vPars, except the old N4000 and L3000 servers.

But all Integrity servers support HPVM (virtual machines).

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

"... how to find whether my hardware is a cell based server..."


rx3600 and rx6600 are NOT cell based.

Hope this helps!
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jeevarajis
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

Dear All

Thanks for the clarification.

One more Qn..from OS level can I find whether the H/W is cell server or not.

Jeev
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

jeevarajis, you can do a quick check with the command #parstatus:

if you get output of the cells,like:


[Complex]
Complex Name : SD1
Complex Capacity
Compute Cabinet (8 cell capable) : 2
.......
etc
......

you have a cell based server.

If you get something like:


/root# parstatus
Note: No action specified. Default behavior is display all.
CIM_ERR_NOT_SUPPORTED: HPNPAR31:@31:The system is not using a compatible version of IPMI. The nPartition Provider supports IPMI 1.5.[The system () is using IPMI 1.0]
Note: Unable to get any HP_NParComplex information

then no luck.
Windows?, no thanks
jeevarajis
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

Thanks...Daniel...


No hope for me...:)

Thanks....
Torsten.
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Re: nPar/Vpar servers.

Jeev, cell based servers have cells with CPUs and memory on it (imagine a blade, but several "blades"/cells can form a single physical machine). A cell based server can have up to 16 cells.
Examples:

rp74xx (except rp7400)
rp84xx
rx76xx
rx74xx
Superdome


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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