Installing a new processor on an ESXI machine
Posted on 2011-10-26
We have two esxi 4.1 machines that we're trying to get the same hardware on so we can eventually run vmotion.
To do this, the one host needs to have a second processor installed (and the first processor swapped out)... so going from one processor X5560 to two Xeon X5660 processors.
It's a Dell R710.
Just wondering if there's anything special I need to do? Would it be as easy as powering down ESXi, swapping the processors, and powering it back up again?
What issues would I run into, if any?
At the same time I would also be installing more memory - the same # and type of modules of memory that are running in the first ESXi host.