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SSPR appliance - single CPU?

Anyone know if it's OK to change the single CPU for the appliance to 2 or more.

It's generally bad form in VMware to use single CPU any longer (even if it doesn't need it) mainly because one rogue process can tie up the entire CPU and effectively make the entire VM guest unresponsive.

Anyway, not sure if it can be changed after the fact or if it had to be done before initial appliance setup.
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Re: SSPR appliance - single CPU?

I do it on all of my test systems, and I've heard of others doing it too.
I do not remember seeing anything in the appliance itself, other than the
CPU settings which are trivial to control at the OS level, which would
constrain something to the number of CPUs initially set; that would be
really, really weird.


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Re: SSPR appliance - single CPU?

ab;2452648 wrote:
I do it on all of my test systems, and I've heard of others doing it too.
I do not remember seeing anything in the appliance itself, other than the
CPU settings which are trivial to control at the OS level, which would
constrain something to the number of CPUs initially set; that would be
really, really weird.


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OK thanks. I know usually, in the past, when you add another CPU it installs a kernel.smp or something, but that may have been a SLES10 thing vs. SLES11 (I've only ever started out at 2 or more CPU).

And since this is an appliance I didn't know if it's finicky like the NAM AG appliances in terms of abusing it. LOL!
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Re: SSPR appliance - single CPU?

Ah, I see. I had forgotten about the 'bismp' kernels and whatnot. SUSE
discontinued those as all kernels are capable of everything from the
start, with the only distinction these days being architecture, possibly
Xen, and otherwise the realtime extension perhaps.


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ab;2452743 wrote:
Ah, I see. I had forgotten about the 'bismp' kernels and whatnot. SUSE
discontinued those as all kernels are capable of everything from the
start, with the only distinction these days being architecture, possibly
Xen, and otherwise the realtime extension perhaps.


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Awesome Possum!

I like more simple. haha

Thanks!
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