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General Hardware Information

Description:

We show some general information about the Processor/Hardware of the Exchange server against which the script was executed.

Hardware Type:

  • VMWare
  • AmazonEC2
  • HyperV
  • Physical
  • Unknown

We additionally show the following information, if HardwareType is Physical or AmazonEC2: - Manufacturer - Model - Processor

Number of Processors:

  • We show an note if ServerType is VMWare [1]
  • We show an error if we have more than 2 Processors installed

Number of Physical/Logical Cores:

  • We show a warning if we have more than 24 Physical Cores and running Exchange 2013/2016 [2]
  • We show a warning if we have more than 48 Physical Cores and running Exchange 2019 [2]

Hyper-Threading:

We show if Hyper-Threading is enabled or not.

NUMA BIOS Check:

We check to see if we can properly see all cores on the server. [3], [4]

Max Processor Speed:

We return the MaxMegacyclesPerCore. This is the max speed that we can get out of the cores. We also check if the processor is throttled which may be a result of a misconfigured Power Plan.

Physical Memory:

We validate if the amount of installed memory meets our specifications. [5]

Included in HTML Report?

Yes

Additional resources:

1 - Does corespersocket Affect Performance?

2 - Commodity servers

3 - CUSTOMER ADVISORY c04650594

4 - Exchange performance:HP NUMA BIOS settings

5 - Exchange 2013 Sizing

5 - Hardware requirements for Exchange 2016

5 - Hardware requirements for Exchange 2019


Last update: April 19, 2022