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Re: [Xen-users] GPLPV and vcpu more than 8

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] GPLPV and vcpu more than 8
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Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 19:06:24 +0200
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Any news regarding this problem? I want only know is this problem possible to solve sooner or later. Probably somtimes later i need to switch one of guests to more cores, currently it can handle with 8 cores.


2009/12/2 James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 2009/12/1 James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>       > Hello,
>       >  im testing possiblity to move server to xen, but have problem
>       gplpv. I
>       > have server 4 x Xeon quad core, so i have 4 processors and 16
>       togather.
>       > Xen version 3.4.1. I installed Windows 2008 server x64
standart first
>       without
>       > gplpv and in task manager i can see 16 processors.  When i
>       gplpv
>       > it not starts anymore. Server not crash, but not
boot to
>       end. It
>       > not move past that black screen with microsoft logo. When i
set vcpu
>       less than
>       > 8 than everythink works fine.
>       >
>       Are you able to test a Windows 2003 server with 16 cores?
>       Microsoft made some changes to the way processors are reported
>       2008 and I suspect that I'm not doing something right there, but
I need
>       to know if it affects 2003 as well - it's easier for me to test
2003 if
>       the problem is there.
>       James
> I tested with windows 2003 R2, same problem. Maximum i can get work
with 8
> cores.

I did some reading - Windows 2003 only supports 8 CPU's anyway, so my
suggestion to test that wasn't a good one.

I'll try and test on 2008.


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