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DL380G6 with 72GB RAM slow to boot

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DL380G6 with 72GB RAM slow to boot


My Proliant DL380 G6 with 72GB RAM is very slow (around two minutes) to display a POST screen after power-on - is this normal ?
Can the boot be speeded up in any way ?
Other similar configs behave the same way.

Many thanks in advance
juan quesada
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Re: DL380G6 with 72GB RAM slow to boot

all the G6 servers are very slow at POST, takes arround 30 secs to display just the HP logo.
you have a lot of memory, and the first thing the power on self test (POST) does is to test the memory.
theres a new BIOS version that speeds it up a little and have a progess bar on top.

just as a test, try reducing the memory to a couple of sticks and compare boot times...