IBM HS22 memory add

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
I have  IBM blade servers HS22 with 12 DIMM slots. 10 of the slots are full with memory(with 2x2GB,4x4GB and 2x8 GB). I want to upgrade the RAM on the servers and I was wondering if I am able to use 2x16GB , because I have only two spare slots.
OS on the server is VMWare 4.1U1.
Do you think that I will have some problems?
I will appriciate also any other options.
Question by:dedri
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Depends on processors in the Blades, and the Model of HS22

    Models with Intel Xeon 5600 series processors: 192 GB using 16GB DIMMs
    Models with Intel Xeon 5500 series processors: 96 GB using 8GB DIMMs

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    10x hanccocka,
    is there any problems if my vmware servers in cluster are not with the equal amount of RAM.
    Also do you think there will be any problem mixing different type of memory(2,4,8,16GB) in one blade. Maybe something from your expierience.
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    There is no issue with servers in cluster with un-equal memory.

    the only issues with mixture of memory sizes, as whether the 16GB DIMM modules are supported, which is based on model and processor.

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