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Another Memory question

We upgraded the memory in this machine from 2gig to 6 gig. But when I do
the memory command in netware it only shows 3 gig. The bios of the box
is recognizing the entire 6 gig. Netware 6.5 SP2
Is there some sort of software limitation? Or do I need a patch?
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Re: Another Memory question

> We upgraded the memory in this machine from 2gig to 6 gig. But when I do
> the memory command in netware it only shows 3 gig. The bios of the box
> is recognizing the entire 6 gig. Netware 6.5 SP2
> Is there some sort of software limitation? Or do I need a patch?


A few things are at play here -- first off, 32 bit systems -- 4G is
maximum memory space, above that is available as extended memory.

Second, depending on the system BIOS, memory above 3G might be mapped
to extended anyway.

I believe the memory command should show extended memory as well
though.

Also, SP2 -- is this NW 6.5 SP2 (in which case you really need to get a
more current Service Pack -- at least to SP5 and post SP5 updates. If
this is NetWare OES SP2 -- that is the same as NW 6.5 SP5. In this
case, you'd still do well to deploy post SP5 (OES SP2) updates.

Lastly, what sort of application load is running on this server?


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Re: Another Memory question

Barry
The server in question is the proxy server, border manager 3.8. I am
showing 3 gig memory and 2 gig in the extended memory. Missing one gig.

The reason for the memory upgrade is that we use SurfControl as our
content filter and in order to get the latest and greatest from them I
had to upgrade my memory.

I will look at upgrading the SP to SP5 with SP 5 updates also. And see
if this helps.

Thanks

Teresa

> > We upgraded the memory in this machine from 2gig to 6 gig. But when

I do
> > the memory command in netware it only shows 3 gig. The bios of the

box
> > is recognizing the entire 6 gig. Netware 6.5 SP2
> > Is there some sort of software limitation? Or do I need a patch?

>
> A few things are at play here -- first off, 32 bit systems -- 4G is
> maximum memory space, above that is available as extended memory.
>
> Second, depending on the system BIOS, memory above 3G might be mapped
> to extended anyway.
>
> I believe the memory command should show extended memory as well
> though.
>
> Also, SP2 -- is this NW 6.5 SP2 (in which case you really need to get a
> more current Service Pack -- at least to SP5 and post SP5 updates. If
> this is NetWare OES SP2 -- that is the same as NW 6.5 SP5. In this
> case, you'd still do well to deploy post SP5 (OES SP2) updates.
>
> Lastly, what sort of application load is running on this server?
>
>
> --
> Barry Schnur
> Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop


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Re: Another Memory question

OK -- that doesn't surprise me that much -- the space from 3G to 4G
sometimes is used in ways that precludes it from 'showing up'.

I'm a little surprised that the Surf Control folks 'demand' >2G of RAM.

In any event, SP2 - SP4 (without updates) were particularly problematic
with memory handling on servers with >2G of memory.

SP5, combined with nw65sp5upd1.exe (listed as beta but basically a
composite of several released updates) available at:

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2974185.htm

Is likely to help out quite a bit here.

What specific server hardware?



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Re: Another Memory question

On 05/01/07 Teresa@school.net wrote:
> the memory command in netware it only shows 3 gig.


I bet you it says something like 3.25gb? Some servers, Dell in
particular, use the top part of memory to map to video and other
peripheral memory.

The command MEMORY MAP should make it all clear.
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Re: Another Memory question

> The command MEMORY MAP should make it all clear.

Won't it report additional disk cache memory? That does for me on my
home brew server with 1.25G installed:

0 - 71632 (DOS)
71632 - 654336 (Server)
1048576 - 1342111744 (Server)


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