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Posted on 2013-09-25
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Last Modified: 2013-10-29
I have vmware 4.1 servers.
I want to add 2x16GB  additional RAM on  servers but I am not sure if the version of vmware which I am using will support this.
Anyone who have tested this configuration?
Upgrade to new esxi version  is not an option so please do not propose me this.
Question by:dedri
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39520823
you can allocate maximum 256 gb ram on the host.. so there is no issue on the upgrading in ram

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see the maximums document here


We have many 4.1 Hosts with large memory capacities.

It will very much depend on your vSphere License, how much you can use!

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by:Aravind Sivaraman
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Which license are you currently using ?

How much memory are currently installed on the server?

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ID: 39570685
Hi all, sorry for late response.
It seems that you didn't understand my question, I was not asking about max RAM per host, but for 2x16GB RAM DIMM which will be added to servers. My servers is a mixture with 2,4,8 GB RAM DIMM installed, and I want to put also 2x16GB on servers additionaly on IBM HS22 blade servers. Because this are little old servers I need to update the firmware, and I was wondering if the VMWare which is also old version(4.1) will recognize 16GB RAM DIMM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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It's not VMware which has to recognize a 16GB RAM DIMM.

It's whether a 16GB RAM DIMM is compatible with the Server Hardware!

According to this Web Page at a Glance


16GB DIMM is supported by a HS22 (7870) server.

If it's supported by the server, it will be supported by VMware vSphere 4.1.

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