After successfully installing a SAN about 2.5 months ago, I needed to enable E.V.C. Mode (Westmere Processor). Everything was working and then I added a new ESXI host to the environment that allowed me to upgrade the EVC. mode to "Sandy Bridge".
I currently have about 25 Virtual Servers in our VMware environment and all of them changed their processor status from "Westmere" to "Sandy Bridge" except for 3 Virtual Servers. All I did to try and change the processors status was to:
- Properly change the Status in the VCenter settings.
- Power off the Virtual Servers and then power them back on.
My questions are the following:
1. What does this mean for the 2 virtual servers that have not changed over to the "Sandy Bridge Processor"? Will I not be able to use VMotion on them?
2. Do I need to try to chang ethe EVC mode settings on these 2 'rouge' virtuaql servers a different way? I mean besides powering them off and then powering them back on?
The 3 virtual machines that still have the "Westmere" processor are currently using 2 different ESXi hosts (we have 3 total). The Operating System Breakdown of the 3 virtual servers are as follows:
1. Windows 2008 R2 - HP ProLiant Gen9
2. WIndows 2008 R2 - HP ProLiant Gen8
3. Linux ?? - HP ProLiant Gen9
We do have other Windows 2008 R2 servers that reside on the HP ProLiant Gen8 server that were able to successfully upgrade their processor from to "Sandy Bridge". What else can I try besides powering the virtul Servers off and then back on? I did try the power-off and on method a couple of times the other night; but, the other virtual servers successfully changed over right away after the powering htem back on.