Installing a second processor on a server
Posted on 2007-10-01
We have a Power Edge 2800 server (Windows 2003) in our office with a Xeon CPU (dual processor capacity). I have a second processor hardware (same specs as the first one), including the fan and additional memory ready to be installed inside the box. I haven't done installing a second CPU on a server before. I'd like to make sure the upgrade goes smoothly. Do I just plug the hardware (processor and fan) and not do any configuration on the Windows O/S before actually installing the hardware? Secondly, what needs to be installed first, the additional memory or the processor. Thanks for the input.