HPE Community read-only access December 15, 2018
This is a maintenance upgrade. You will be able to read articles and posts, but not post or reply.
Hours:
Dec 15, 4:00 am to 10:00 am UTC
Dec 14, 10:00 pm CST to Dec 15, 4:00 am CST
Dec 14, 8:00 pm PST to Dec 15, 2:00 am PST
ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

HP BL20p G3 blade rack memory problem

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
CA1390880
Occasional Contributor

HP BL20p G3 blade rack memory problem

The 8 blades in the rack all are dual processor and 8 GIG ram. I have 3 W3K Enterprise, a Novell 6.5 and 3 WIN3k standard servers. All these servers only show 3.5 GIG of ram. They boot up with the memory check showing the 8 GIG. How do I correct this?
2 REPLIES
chongkan
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: HP BL20p G3 blade rack memory problem

Hi there

W3K standard can only handle up to 4GB of RAM, on the other hand the Enterprise edition can handle up to 32 GB with the PAE option on the boot.ini

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEdrv.mspx

HP Bios will detect all RAM cause it is design to handle it, but the OS won't.

Regards.
chongkan
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP BL20p G3 blade rack memory problem

I' forgot, if you enable PAE on the 3 W3K Standard, they'll recognize 4 GB instead of 3.5 GB