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PCI-E placement on G8 Server

Hans-Jörg Propach
Occasional Contributor

PCI-E placement on G8 Server


Situation: DL380pGen8, 2 CPU, 2nd Riser, 2 HBAs (8GB FC) and a NIC.

Question: Placement of the Cards.

I understand the fundamentals of the System-Design: 2 CPU connected through 2 QPI-Links, every CPU with own PCI-Connections, System-Bridge (LAN, USB, ....) connected to the first CPU.

But are there any advantages to distribute the HBAs on both CPUs/Riser? I kind of load distribution?

I found nothing about that, neither on HPs Website nor at Intels.

No SAN? Maybe
No Virtualization: No go