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VMWare 2008 Server Incorrectly Reporting Physical Memory

Posted on 2011-10-21
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VMware 4.1 reports 16GB of memory in the VM properties and in vCenter.  The server shows 16GB of memory in Control Panel -> System.  The task manager shows only 4095MB of Physical Memory.  This is a SQL server that has not been put into production.  Your help is appreciated.
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If this is a 32bit 2K8 OS, you are only allowed 4GB. You will need to have 64bit for more memory.
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Also, there is a limit based off the "edition" of 2K8. See MS MSDN article:

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You need to change your version of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise!

The Standard License Restricts you ONLY to use 4GB.

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Thank you.  This is version issue.  I was not aware they limited it.  Thanks.
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See this Question, where I demonstrate and Conclude!


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Why?...it's stated in the MSDN link :)

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