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DL380 G6 and Server 2008

rhodan
Occasional Visitor

DL380 G6 and Server 2008

We have some new DL380 G6 servers, that we will be installing Server 2008 x64 and SQL 2008 on.

I was wondering if anyone can share any specific BIOS tweaks that should be applied for this kind of configuration?

Thanks
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Nader Qaid A.
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL380 G6 and Server 2008

Hi
Why do you want to Tweak your bios did you get any issues regarding performance?
Tweaking your CPU and BIOS is one of the best ways to squeeze that extra speed out of your system but you might need to be carefull when tring to tweak your bios coz it may play with your server performance downgrading it.
for hp ProLiant servers DL380 G6 no performance issues i met or read with win2008 therefore sql2008 should be working perfectlly coz of it's integrity with the OS.
For more confirmation on the subject can you specify which release of win2008 and sql2008 you use.
attached to you also some tips on tweaking your bios.
Enterprise Servers and Storages Engineer
rhodan
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 and Server 2008

What I meant was are there any settings in the BIOS that I need to enable / disable specific for Server 2008 x64?

There are quite a few virtualization options, do I need those enabled for any performance reason?
rhodan
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 and Server 2008

There is also the max boot partition in ORCA ... 4gb and 8gb.

Does one need to change this setting? What is it for?
Nader Qaid A.
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL380 G6 and Server 2008

NON of them needed to be changed exept if got an issue.
do you use Windows2008 x64 datacenter edition?
do you opreat your server under a domain controller?

regards
Enterprise Servers and Storages Engineer