Is there anything I should be aware of when increasing RAM on our R350 server?
Hi Emmet and the rest of you all in server-land..
The other thing we're looking to do is to increase the 8Gb of RAM that is in our server to something more.. the only options that the dell store lists for this server are :
- 8Gb modules
- 16Gb modules
- 32Gb modules
In looking at the hardware inventory on iDRAC9 I see two single-rank DIMMS (A1, A2) populated with 8Gb DIMMs.
If we want to move to 16Gb I'm assuming that we'd need to buy two 8Gb modules to add to the existing 8Gb pair making a total of 16Gb (???).
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a bit confused on the single-rank vs dual-rank DIMMs and if there's any difference between the actual DIMM or just where they're plugged in on the system board or ??...
I see the spec's for the R350 server indicates the max memory with a dual-rank setup is 128Gb whereas the max memory with a single-rank setup is 64Gb. I guess I'm wondering what our options are here in light of the fact that we've already got the two single-rank DIMMs installed. Maybe we need to get rid of those or ...
I flipped open to the service manual for this server and a bit more description is available there. There, the manual talks about channel A & B for the two memory channels with four slots (A1, A2, A3, A4). I'm not sure how that is different from single vs dual ranking or perhaps they're not associated with each other...
Once I get past that hurdle, is there anything I need to know to do the swap aside from taking the usual anti-static precautions after the server is disconnected from power and so forth?