HAL upgrade for adding additional Compaq Proliant DL 380 CPUs
Posted on 2001-09-10
I am planning to install 2 additional CPU into an NT Terminal Server which is currently having 2 CPU. I was advised by a friend to update the HAL s/w ( Hardware Abstraction Layer) after the CPU installation, Otherwise, the CPU although installed will not be utilised. Is this true? If so how do about updating the HAL ?
My friend also caution me to do a FULL backup and make sure I know how to recover from backup SUCCESSFULLY before trying the update. This is because the HAL is the lowest layer in NT, if something goes wrong, the system will TOTALLY be unbootable and I may need to recover from backup. Is this true as well?