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Pinned topic Is there a way to disable processors from UEFI settings for x440 Nodes?

‏2013-02-14T08:51:41Z |
We have x440 Node system with 4 CPUS, the SQL admin is only requires2 SQL Server Processor Licensing from the hardware. Do you have any idea to disable the 2 CPU's without removing from the Server?
Updated on 2013-02-14T09:40:13Z at 2013-02-14T09:40:13Z by SystemAdmin
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    Re: Is there a way to disable processors from UEFI settings for x440 Nodes?

    ‏2013-02-14T09:40:13Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    If you are talking about MS SQL Server, do not waste the time. I am subscribed to MS licensing newsletter and that i saw in one of them:

    Q: Must SQL core licenses be assigned to cores that have been disabled?
    A: Yes, the October 2012 PUR states:
    LICENSING BY PHYSICAL CORE ON A SERVER
    1. The number of licenses required equals the number of Physical Cores on the Licensed Server multiplied by the applicable
    Core Factor located at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=229882.
    No exception exists for disabled cores

    Q: May customers disable some cores in order to reduce the number of SQL Server core licenses?
    A: No, per the October 2012 Product Use Rights document (PUR), all cores in the server must be licensed, including ones that have been disabled:
    The number of licenses required equals the number of Physical Cores on the Licensed Server multiplied by the applicable Core Factor […].
    The January 2013 SPUR contains similar wording, so SPLA partners must also license all cores.