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Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

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Michael Dudzinsky
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Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

The Quickspecs for the DL385 G6 say that you can disable cores using AMD Core SelectTM.

Can you do this through the system BIOS?

The RBSU manual lists "core disabling" under G6, but this looks like it is talking about the Intel G6 servers, not the AMD G6 servers.
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Diego Castelli
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Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

NO
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
Michael Dudzinsky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

Diego,

Thanks for the reply. Now the followup.

How can you disable the cores on a DL385 G6?

Are there OS utilities?
SMR
Valued Contributor

Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

What operating system are you planning to use Mike?
Diego Castelli
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Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

Michael, sry 4 the delay.

It seems (searching in the manuals here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3949986)

I'd better take a look here too:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/5347FD31-A43C-4633-AD70-D3D47BA8A44B/FinalDownload/DownloadId-B18B073CDA88D68E7B40B4B9E6C31783/5347FD31-A43C-4633-AD70-D3D47BA8A44B/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00191707/c00191707.pdf



that the only way to perform processor power regulations in your model is SSSTK (Smart Start Scripting Toolkit). I had found a citation yesterday, but i don't know where it is now.

It seems that the only server where the feature is "highlighted" is 585 g6...

I guess in the future versions of RBSU you will have the possibility to change it.

Try keep an eye @ firmwares for a while. This is the only thing i can suggest u.
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
Diego Castelli
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Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

I heard the RBSU core disabling option is only 4 intel, but did you give it a try?
i can be wrong!
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
Michael Dudzinsky
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

I haven't tried it on a DL385 G6. I got the question from a customer currently using DL385 G5p servers and planning to move to the DL385 G6.
Diego Castelli
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Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

Ah, OK.


If you notice in the RBSU guide there is the core disabling option and (i agree with you, and that's why i say "NO" in the first posT) it seems that is only referred to Intel processors, but the specific voice is not marked as "only intel" like others...

If you can you can give it a try.
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
cbabfat
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Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

(duplicate to other post)

I just booted up ours to check for you. It came in last week. There is one option for disabling cores. Disable one half of all cores for each physical processor.

This was a DL385 G6 with dual AMD 2427 six core processors.

Chris
Michael Dudzinsky
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Re: Can you disable cores on DL385 G6 using RBSU

Perfect.
Thanks!