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  1. #1
    bmcguire@cofchrist.org NNTP User

    One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.

    Hi we have a Netware 6.5sp2 server running on a old compaq one processor box
    DOS partion is on a local drive. The two NSS volumes are on a Xiotech SAN.
    We plan to upgrade to new HP DL380 hardware with two processors. The plan
    is two move the DOS partion to the new equipment and change any drivers for
    the NIC's and Storage that change. Will the server see the two processors
    or will it stay as a single processor. Please let me know what will happen
    and what to do to help the server see both processors on it's own.

  2. #2
    Massimo Rosen NNTP User

    Re: One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.

    Hi,

    bmcguire@cofchrist.org wrote:
    >
    > Hi we have a Netware 6.5sp2 server running on a old compaq one processor box
    > DOS partion is on a local drive. The two NSS volumes are on a Xiotech SAN.
    > We plan to upgrade to new HP DL380 hardware with two processors. The plan
    > is two move the DOS partion to the new equipment and change any drivers for
    > the NIC's and Storage that change. Will the server see the two processors
    > or will it stay as a single processor. Please let me know what will happen
    > and what to do to help the server see both processors on it's own.


    For that server, you will simply have to add "load acpidrv.psm" as the
    very first thing in startup.ncf to make it see two CPUs. But before you
    do, make sure you disable Hyperthreading in the servers BIOS. It does no
    good for Netware,

    CU,
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  3. #3
    bmcguire@cofchrist.org NNTP User

    Re: One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.

    > Hi,
    >
    > bmcguire@cofchrist.org wrote:
    > >
    > > Hi we have a Netware 6.5sp2 server running on a old compaq one

    processor box
    > > DOS partion is on a local drive. The two NSS volumes are on a Xiotech SAN.
    > > We plan to upgrade to new HP DL380 hardware with two processors. The plan
    > > is two move the DOS partion to the new equipment and change any drivers for
    > > the NIC's and Storage that change. Will the server see the two processors
    > > or will it stay as a single processor. Please let me know what will happen
    > > and what to do to help the server see both processors on it's own.

    >
    > For that server, you will simply have to add "load acpidrv.psm" as the
    > very first thing in startup.ncf to make it see two CPUs. But before you
    > do, make sure you disable Hyperthreading in the servers BIOS. It does no
    > good for Netware,
    >
    > CU,
    > --
    > Massimo Rosen
    > Novell Product Support Forum Sysop
    > No emails please!
    > http://www.cfc-it.de


    Thanks I will do that.

  4. #4
    Karim C Kronfli NNTP User

    Re: One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.


    <bmcguire@cofchrist.org> wrote in message
    news:mSOHe.16026$Y_1.8629@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    > Hi we have a Netware 6.5sp2 server running on a old compaq one processor
    > box
    > DOS partion is on a local drive. The two NSS volumes are on a Xiotech SAN.
    > We plan to upgrade to new HP DL380 hardware with two processors. The plan
    > is two move the DOS partion to the new equipment and change any drivers
    > for
    > the NIC's and Storage that change. Will the server see the two processors
    > or will it stay as a single processor. Please let me know what will happen
    > and what to do to help the server see both processors on it's own.


    If its not a strange question are you sure you need a second processor? What
    is the server running?
    NetWare is mostly IO bound not CPU bound so unless you are running a Big SMP
    enabled Database or GroupWise on that server it may not be worth the money
    spent on the processor.

    Karim C Kronfli
    CNE




  5. #5
    Dave Schneider NNTP User

    Re: One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.

    Karim C Kronfli <karim@kronfli.demonNOSPAM.co.uk> wrote:

    [...]
    > NetWare is mostly IO bound not CPU bound so unless you are running a Big
    > SMP enabled Database or GroupWise on that server it may not be worth the
    > money spent on the processor.


    It may not be easy to order single processor anymore ;-)

    With NSS, the filesystem can benefit from the second processor.

    /dps

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  6. #6
    Andrew C Taubman NNTP User

    Re: One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.

    >With NSS, the filesystem can benefit from the second processor.

    It can? How do you figure that?
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  7. #7
    Dave Schneider NNTP User

    Re: One Processor now Two Processors when we upgrade.

    On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 21:42:54 -0700, Andrew C Taubman
    <ataubman.RemoveThisToMailMe@novell.AndThis.com> wrote:

    > >With NSS, the filesystem can benefit from the second processor.

    >
    > It can? How do you figure that?


    AIUI, NSS modules run on both processors; TFS may still have bindings to
    processor 0. Storage drivers run on any processor.

    On the network side, it looks like LSL runs on any processor.

    /dps

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