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  • 1.  Vmotion Compatibility

    Posted Mar 08, 2010 04:07 PM

    I 'am planning to build an ESX4.0.1 cluster with two HP DL380G5 and one IBM HS12 Blade. The CPUID generates the data listed below, are they compatible with VMotion by VirtualCenter (last version).

    CPUID HP DL380G5

    Family :06 Model:17 Stepping :6

    ID1ECX ID1EDX ID81ECX ID81EDX

    0X000CE3BD 0XBFEBFBFF 0X00000001 0X20000000

    VENDOR :INTEL

    BRAND STRING :INTEL XEON CPU X5450 @ 3.00GHZ

    SSE SUPPORT :SSE1 ,SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, ESS4.1

    SUPPORTS NX/XD :NO

    SUPPORTS CMPXCHG16B :YES

    SUPPORTS RDTSCP :NO

    HYPERTHREADING :YES

    SUPPORTS FLEX MIGRATION :YES

    SUPPORTS 64-BIT LONGMODE:YES

    SUPPORTS 64-BIT VMWARE :YES

    SUPPORTED EVC MODES :NONE

    Blade HS12

    Family :06 Model:17 Stepping :A

    ID1ECX ID1EDX ID81ECX ID81EDX

    0X040CE3BD 0XBFEBFBFF 0X00000001 0X20000000

    VENDOR :INTEL

    BRAND STRING :INTEL XEON CPU X3323 @ 2.50GHZ

    SSE SUPPORT :SSE1 ,SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, ESS4.1

    SUPPORTS NX/XD :NO

    SUPPORTS CMPXCHG16B :YES

    SUPPORTS RDTSCP :NO

    HYPERTHREADING :YES

    SUPPORTS FLEX MIGRATION :YES

    SUPPORTS 64-BIT LONGMODE:YES

    SUPPORTS 64-BIT VMWARE :YES

    SUPPORTED EVC MODES :NONE

    Thanks in advance.



  • 2.  RE: Vmotion Compatibility
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 08, 2010 04:42 PM

    yes they are compatible but in order for those processors to support migration you need to enable EVC - Enhanced VMotion Compatibility - in your cluster

    they support 2 types of EVC

    1. Intel® Xeon® Core™2

    2. Intel® Xeon® 45nm Core™2

    Intel® Xeon® Core™2

    Applies baseline feature set of Intel® Xeon® Core™2

    (Merom)processors to all hosts in the cluster.

    Intel® Xeon® 45nm Core™2

    Applies baseline feature set of Intel® Xeon® 45nm Core™2

    (Penryn)processors to all hosts in the cluster.

    Compared to the Intel® Xeon® Core™2 EVC mode, this EVC mode exposes

    additionalCPU features including SSE4.1

    more information about EVC

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