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Disable CPU on dual PowerEdge?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by garyb, May 12, 2007.

  1. garyb

    garyb Byte Poster

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    Hi,
    Got myself into a problem, that I need to fix quick! Some years back I setup 1 development & 1 production SQL server and duly purchased 2 single processor SQL licenses.

    Whilst running an audit recently I noticed that the 2 servers [Dell PowerEdge 2650], were dual processor, so I now need to buy another 2 SQL CPU licenses which could set us back £6000 depending on where we buy..

    I dont wanna go there, especially on the dev server so I wondered if I could disable 1 CPU in the BIOS [doubtful!], or does anyone know a better solution short of ripping the CPU out and watching my warranty dissapear?

    Someone has told me to to use the /numproc=1 switch in boot.ini but I fear Microsoft wont be having any of that, what do you think?

    Cheers

    G
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Dont worry about the warranty, if you have to make a warranty claim just put it back in. :biggrin

    As for the boot.ini switch, check the small print of the license.
     
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  3. garyb

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    Hmm, lifes too short:blink Think I better ring them instead.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Expect to get 10 different answers from Microsoft depending on who you talk to. :biggrin
     
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