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Second CPU in DL380 G5

Twofries
Occasional Visitor

Second CPU in DL380 G5

I am about to upgrade one of our HP servers with a second quad core CPU and have a few concerns. I have the upgrade kit - 437941-B21 which contains the CPU, PPM and heatsink, this will present no problems with the physical installation but I am not sure what needs to be done to the system to make the second CPU available.
Do I need to update the BIOS prior to install?
Will I have to reinstall the operating system?
Does Microsoft Windows 2003 standard license per core or per CPU?

Thanks in advance
3 REPLIES
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: Second CPU in DL380 G5

Hello,
Updating BIOS is "NEEDED". You dont have to reinstall os after adding a CPU. There should be no issues at all.

Regards,
SergueiF
Advisor

Re: Second CPU in DL380 G5

Microsoft Windows 2003 standard license per CPU (per chip)
Twofries
Occasional Visitor

Re: Second CPU in DL380 G5

Thanks for the info guys, I will be attempting the upgrade over the weekend and will let you know how I get on next week.

Thanks again.