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HP ProLiant Servers - Best Practices for Adding Additional Processor

Title: HP ProLiant Servers - Best Practices for Adding Additional Processor
Object Name: mmr_kc-0125488
Document Type: Support Information
Original owner: KCS - ProLiant Servers
Disclosure level: Public
Version state: final
Environment
FACT:HP ProLiant Servers
Questions/Symptoms
GOAL:Add additional processor
GOAL:Add another processor
GOAL:Upgrade existing processor
GOAL:Upgrade to another processor
Cause
CAUSE:For performance
Answer/Solution
FIX:Best Practices for adding additional processor or upgrading the existing processor for faster processor.

IMPORTANT: All Processors in a server should match. Mixing Processors with different speed, cache, cores is not supported.
IMPORTANT: In few ProLiant servers, install a PPM when you install a processor. The system fails to boot if the PPM is missing.

Procedure:
1. Refer to server QuickSpecs for Processor compatibility.
2. Refer to server User or Service Guide or QuickSpecs to see if additional Fan or Heatsink or Power supply or DIMM is required if adding additional Processor.
3. Buy/source the required hardware.
4. Update the server BIOS (Entitlement Required) to the latest version available.
5. Take a valid backup of your important data before you proceed.
6. Follow the procedure to install the processor, refer to server User or Service Guide.
7. Install the processor and its associated hardware if any.
8. Switch ON the server after putting it back into its rack/enclosure.

IMPORTANT: Update the BIOS (Entitlement Required) of the server to latest version available before adding a new processor.
IMPORTANT: Some ProLiant server require additional Power Supply, Fan, Heatsink and Memory Module to support the additional processor.

Reference:
• Click here for QuickSpecs.
• Click here for drivers and manuals.
• Click here to access ProLiant Self Solve.
• Click here to access Instructions for Upgrading an HP ProLiant Gen8 Server From an Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600, E5-2400, or E5-4600 to an Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2, E5-2400 v2, or E5-4600 v2 in Gen8 Servers.


THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO: HP ProLiant BL20p G2 Server, HP ProLiant BL20p G3 Server, HP ProLiant BL20p G4 Server, HP ProLiant BL20p Server, HP ProLiant BL25p G2 Server, HP ProLiant BL25p Server, HP ProLiant BL260c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL280c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL2x220c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL30p Server, HP ProLiant BL35p Server, HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant BL45p G2 Server, HP ProLiant BL460c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant BL460c Server, HP ProLiant BL465c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL465c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL465c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant BL465c Server, HP ProLiant BL480c Server, HP ProLiant BL490c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL490c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL495c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant BL680c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL680c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL685c G5 Server, HP ProLiant BL685c G6 Server, HP ProLiant BL685c G7 Server, HP ProLiant BL685c Server, HP ProLiant DL120 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL120 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL120 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL120 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL140 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL140 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL145 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL145 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL160 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL160 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL160se G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL165 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL165 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL165 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL170e G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL170h G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL180 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL180 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL185 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL320 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL320 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL320 G4 Server, HP ProLiant DL320 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL320 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 G4 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL365 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL370 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL385 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL385 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL385 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL385 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL388e Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL388p Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G4 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL585 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL585 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL585 G7 Server, HP ProLiant DL60 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL760 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL785 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL785 G6 Server, HP ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server, HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, HP ProLiant ML110 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML110 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML110 G4 Server, HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Server, HP ProLiant ML110 G6 Server, HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Server, HP ProLiant ML115 G5 Server, HP ProLiant ML150 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML150 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML150 G5 Server, HP ProLiant ML150 G6 Server, HP ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant ML310 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML310 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML310 G4 Server, HP ProLiant ML310 G5 Server, HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant ML330 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML330 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML330 G6 Server, HP ProLiant ML350 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML350 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML350 G4 Server, HP ProLiant ML350 G5 Server, HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server, HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server, HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant ML370 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML370 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML370 G4 Server, HP ProLiant ML370 G5 Server, HP ProLiant ML370 G6 Server, HP ProLiant ML530 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML570 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML570 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML570 G4 Server, HP ProLiant SL160s G6 Server, HP ProLiant SL160z G6 Server, HP ProLiant SL165s G7 Server, HP ProLiant SL165z G6 Server, HP ProLiant SL165z G7 Server, HP ProLiant SL170s G6 Server, HP ProLiant SL170z G6 Server, HP ProLiant SL210t Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant SL2x170z G6 Server, HP ProLiant SL335s G7 Server, HP ProLiant SL390s G7 Server, HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server, HP ProLiant SL4545 G7 Server.

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