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Jon Steele
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rx8640

Hi,

We have a customer that has this machine and loaded windows 2008 on it. I am not familiar with this. They are asking how they can join the 3 other cell boards to the partition. can someone point me in the correct direction to get these commands?

Thank you
Jon
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P Muralidhar Kini
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Re: rx8640

Hi Jon,

Check the following link -
* Partitioning (Multiple Operating Systems, One Multi-processor Server)
http://docstore.mik.ua/manuals/hp-ux/en/5992-4580/ch02s07.html

This talks about hardware partitioning at the cell board level using nPartitions.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: rx8640

Hi Jon,

For more information, Refer -
* HP nPar (Hard Partitioning)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_nPar_(Hard_Partitioning)

* HP nPartitions (hard partitions)
http://h20338.www2.hp.com/enterprise/cache/323751-0-0-0-121.html

* HP-UX 11i v3 Dynamic nPartitions Features and configuration recommendations
http://docs.hp.com/en/10907/dynamic_nPars_WP.pdf

* nPartition Administrator's Guide
http://docstore.mik.ua/manuals/hp-ux/en/5991-1247B/

This should help you out.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
P Muralidhar Kini
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Re: rx8640

Hi Jon,

If you are looking for a utility for windows server 2008 operating
system itself, then you can try

* HP Partition Manager Bundle for Windows
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=51400&prodNameId=346370&swEnvOID=4023&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-72cbd481e63142d28d8ffc59e2

Also,
* Partition Manager: Download the Product
http://docs.hp.com/en/PARMGR2/download.html

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: rx8640

Hi Jon,

Also,
* HP nPartition Commands Bundle for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=MTX-5393418ec5c9497b982d5c496b&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=51400
This is the command line utility.

If you prefer the command line utility, you can refer this link or else if you
prefer the web based interface then you can use the link in my previous response.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
kris rombauts
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Re: rx8640

Jon,

basically these are the steps at a high level:

- bring down the current single cell partition running windows 2008

- run the partition s/w utilitie already referred to in previous posts to reconfigure the complex and add the cell(s) required.

- don't forget the CLM setting, should be 100% for Windows for optimal performance
(i.e. SQL is NUMA aware)

- boot the partition to EFI shell, it will likely give an erorr and you'd need to set the acpi mode to windows (from EFI shell) or you get a blue screen when trying to boot.

- make sure if you have PCI I/O cards in the I/O chassis that they are supported on Windows (in case the cells have been running HP-UX before or Linux/OpenVMS)

- check to see if the Windows 2008 OS the customer is running has the licenses to go to 32 CPU's (4 cells * 4 dual core cpu's)

- the first boot might take some time because plug and play has quite some new stuff to detect.

- best is also to update your OS with drivers and OS fixes before starting this operation.


good luck

Kris

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Jon Steele
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Re: rx8640

Thank you all for your help.
Jon