[sc:hardware-category ]Back when I built my new VM host servers I installed 16g of ram which has severed me well for the last couple of years. However over the last few months it’s started to get a little tight so it was time to upgrade.
The ASUS KCMA-D8 motherboards have 8 slots for DIMM’s on them and the 16g I originally populated them with were 4g sticks so I went online to find what my options were.
I had used Kingston memory on the original install and I’ve had good look with it in the past so I found a 32g kit (KVR16LR11S4K/32) and ordered it.
It has 4 8g DIMMs in it so I pulled the 16g out of one server and put it in the second one and installed the new 32g kit in it. This gave both servers 32g of RAM.
I considered going to 64g, but I suspect by the time I need that much ram it will be time to replace the servers (they’re already 3 years old).
I did look at upgrading the CPU’s at the same time, the KCMA-D8 supports a variety of newer CPU’s IF you have the right production date on the MB. Unfortunately my MB’s don’t support anything newer than the CPU’s I have so no CPU upgrade this time.
It looks like I’ll have to do some hard disk upgrades soon as well, disk space is getting tight on the VM OS disks and I’m getting close to capacity on my data drives as well.