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Merging 2 Single Processor DL380 G4's

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Brennan, Steve
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Merging 2 Single Processor DL380 G4's

Hello all,

Being the good natured chap that I am, I support a school from time to time with their IT infrastructure.

I've been donanted 2 x DL380 G4's which are completely identical (processor etc).

As the school doesn't really need 2 servers I was hoping of merging the 2 to make 1 more powerfull machine for them.

I am thinking that moving the processor and fans from one server to another is ok but just wanted to check on 2 things.

As the second processor needs an extra vrm module, can I use the sole 1 from the donor machine in the targer server? (which would give me 1 vrm per processor).

Also each server only has 1 psu. If and when I get the dual processor server running is it needed to have 2 x psu's inserted?

Thank you for any advice offered. I prefer to ask instead of risking frying something :)

Cheers

Steve
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: Merging 2 Single Processor DL380 G4's

hi,

we have lot of this type of servers,

in some servers we upgraded the number of CPU, from 1 ==> 2 CPU, we recieved a Upgrade package from HP, there was CPU + additional CPU power board.

mikap
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: Merging 2 Single Processor DL380 G4's

hi,

i forgot, you don't need to install second PowerSupply, because the second is there only for redudancy.

mikap
Brennan, Steve
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Re: Merging 2 Single Processor DL380 G4's

Hi Mikap,

Thanks for the reply and clarification on the psu.

I am aware of the upgrade kit you can buy from HP but as the school does not have enough space for 2 servers I thought that upgrading 1 would be fine, as well as cheaper :)

I'm just not 100% sure though if the 2nd cpu vrm module is diffferent in any way to the primary installed vrm module.

Cheers

Steve

Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: Merging 2 Single Processor DL380 G4's

hi,

check this quick spec for HP Proliant Dl380 G4

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12028_div/12028_div.html

find this section : Power Specifications

there is only two parts

Part number - 321632-001
Spare Kit - 355892-B21

so if your servers are identical model type the VRM modules are the same.

mikap