Determine memory configuration on ESX host

Posted on 2014-08-20
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
Hello Experts - I have three Dell R610 servers acting as ESX hosts.  I'd like to upgrade the RAM but need to know how many slots are in use to determine how much more I can add.  Is there an easy way to do this without physically opening the case and bringing it offline?
Question by:danbrown_
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    Accepted Solution

    A few ways....

    You could check the Hardware Status or Health Status in the vSphere Client, which might show you DIMM Slots...

    or, via the console, or remotely via SSH

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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks Andrew, right on the money.

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