February 24, 2004 at 5:20 am #98369
Couple days ago i have installed the second cpu on my Compaq Proliat ML350 server. First server couldn’t start then i have repaired the SBS2000
with the cd.
Now SBS2000 is working fine but i jusr cannot see the second cpu anywhere. One of my friend told me ” you should see the second cpu at the task manager.” And also you sould be able to use the second cpu for the application you want.
İs there anyway to manage second cpu on the SBS2000 ( Small Business Server 2000 )…
guytMemberFebruary 24, 2004 at 8:11 am #192327
You will not see the second CPU without upgrading the OS’s HAL.
Device Manager–>Computer–>ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Go to it’s properties, click the Drivers tab and choose to update the driver.
Choose “ACPI Multiprocessor PC” and reboot.
Note: can’t say of the bat if ML350 supports ACPI.
If you have “ACPI Uniprocessor PC” currently listed, upgrade to “ACPI Multiprocessor PC” otherwise to “MPS Multiprocessor PC”.
This is very important ! if you choose wrong HAL, you will not be able to boot.February 24, 2004 at 8:48 am #192248
I have already did the things you said.
i have already upgrade to “ACPI Multiprocessor PC”
and then it required for reboot after then it couldn’t start.
So i had to repair the SBS2000.
Actually i had exactly did what was writen about “HAL”.
Now i am wondering where can i manage the cpu…
guytMemberFebruary 24, 2004 at 4:29 pm #192328
Have you installed the VRM card ?
Does the BIOS recognize the second CPU ?
Have you checked whether your server model is ACPI compliant ?February 25, 2004 at 5:30 am #192249
Yes i did installed VRM card before install the cpu and i also check the compaq site. My server ACPı compliant.
Bios recognize the second cpu as well.
Everything looks is ok. I just don’t know how to manage it.
My be there isn’t anyway to do some specific settings on the sec. cpu ha ?February 26, 2004 at 8:12 am #192250
Well i guess no one has managed two cpu to gether…
biggles77SpectatorFebruary 26, 2004 at 10:19 pm #202527
I don’t understand what you mean by managing the CPUs.February 29, 2004 at 2:43 am #192251
Someone told me you can use one cpu for SQL and the other one for the
other application. I was wondering is that true…
Or some other way to see how is the second cpu works a the moment…
Something like that…
biggles77SpectatorFebruary 29, 2004 at 11:26 pm #202530
The operating system and the application have to be able to take advantage of a dual processor system. You can’t click the properties of one CPU and tell it to run SQL and tick the other CPU to run the operating system, file serving and printing.
paul_ukMemberMarch 1, 2004 at 10:49 am #216767biggles77 wrote:The operating system and the application have to be able to take advantage of a dual processor system. You can’t click the properties of one CPU and tell it to run SQL and tick the other CPU to run the operating system, file serving and printing.
I have never heard of any hardware being able to allocate separate processors to separate applications either. By adding another processor to any system you are just adding to the total (cumulative) power of the machine.
….Unless someone out there knows any different? :roll:
OssianModeratorMarch 1, 2004 at 11:09 am #175081
In Win2000/XP/2003 you can assign a process to a particular CPU
Go to task manager, right click the process, and select “set affinity”
As far as I can see from a dual processor 2K3 server, you can do this for processes running under a named user account (not system / local service accounts) and it would take a lot of hassle to assign one application only to a given processor.
TomMarch 2, 2004 at 5:20 am #192252
Ossian thas what i am talking about. Todo this i must be able to see the sec. cpu at the task bar. Unfortunately i dont see at the moment so i have searched about the HAL. And i found out something that i didnt installed the HAL properly.
Wright know i am going to try to install HAL properly and do the things you said.
Thanks to everone that tried to help me…
vshippMemberMarch 30, 2004 at 9:53 pm #214593
This thread is probably resolved, but on a Proliant ML370, you need to boot to F10 (System config partition) or boot from Smart Start and when it loads, press F1 to reach advanced mode, when the Sysconfig tools load, scroll down and look for an item relating to ACPI and set it to “Full Table Mapped” >Save>>Reboot
this should bring the second CPU to life.
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