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HP ML110 G6 memory upgrade

Our Training division has a 6 year old HP ML110 -G6 Sever used as the Vmware ESXi host . Back in the time of ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 , the 2 GB RAM on the system was more than enough  to run the lab sessions . But with VMware ESXi 5.5 and all the new workload , the server lost its charm and we used it mostly for running small workloads .

We recently planned to upgrade the system to a higher memory configuration and found it really difficult to get the HP spare for the memory upgrade . The 4 GB ECC RAM  pieces with HP logo on it cost more than 5000  Indian rupees .  We done a little research from our end  and gone for the  aftermarket product . Sharing the details of the same so that it will be beneficial for someone who is looking forward to upgrade their system to higher memory configuration   .

We used ZION 4GB modules DDR3 PC1600 ECC RAM which is readily available in indian market for less than 3,000 INR .  That means at the cost of 2 GB ECC RAM from HP we are getting 4 GB RAM .

We purchased 2 modules and upgraded the system to a total capacity of 8 GB . We did not tried to mix it with 2 GB module as it may affect the overall performance of the system .

After upgradation we done a through testing of the system and it is performing nice on heavy virtual machine workloads . Now it is running ESXi 6.5 hypervisor .

Hope it helps someone who is in the similer situation . If you wish to know more about the data center virtualization training session offered , please visit this link  http://vmwaretraining.in



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    April 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    IN3T4GEZBIX is 4GB modules, have you bought 2 x 4GB additional Memory modules or single 8GB module?

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      April 5, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      4 Gb X 2

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    July 6, 2017 at 1:58 am

    While you may have identical part numbers, many times those memory lots can be sourced from different manufacturers.

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    July 21, 2017 at 2:19 am

    You should see the DDR3 Memory Configuration Tool for more configuration options.

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    September 25, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    As we want to upgrade to 16Gb, we’ve just bought exactly the same RAM as is already installed however when we insert the new modules, the server complains on start-up that there is an error with the memory in the DIMM slots and still only reports 8Gb.

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