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Wes

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We have a couple PE R720s that have 2x E5-2620 (2ghz) 6-core xeons.  For $1,000 we could upgrade both servers to 2x E5-2670 (2.6ghz) 8-core xeons.

We virtualize dcs, file servers, exchange, skype for business among other random servers on these and I'm tempted to make the upgrade.  Anyone ever upgraded their own poweredge cpus before?
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Done the upgrade and it's relatively simple.
But are you CPU constrained or RAM and Disk constrained?

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That's good to hear.

Gone to all SSD locally plus it's a cluster so I've got shared sas for the clustered VMs.  256GB per host which is more than enough for the load - it's cpu that gets hammered from time time (thanks to exchange)...
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If it's time to time, is it worth the expense?
The warranty is on the serial number and expires on the serial number of the server.
Might the money be better on the next server and the time on possibly moving some scheduled tasks.
Just being devils advocate at this stage.

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Yep appreciate the thoughts.  Definitely going to try to pull a minimum of 2 and likely 3 more years out of these, so thought it might be worthwhile before supply of these dry up, but now it looks like the 720 can actually handle v2 as long as they don't have more than 8 cores?
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I don't think, reading between the lines that it's worth it.
Your only going to get RAM amount of guests onto the server.
As far as I know, Hyper-V is lazy scheduler as opposed to VMware strict scheduler for host resources, so a busy Exchange server or SQL will always be a busy server.


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