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TTera9
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I want to know if Xeon E5-2673 has dual-core or more than that.

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CPU_in_Azure.pngHi, everyone.

 

I want to know if Xeon E5-2673 v4 in my Microsoft Azure VM satisfies the minimum requirement of FileMaker Server 18 as stated here;

https://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-server/18-technical-specifications.html 

 

All I could find about Xeon E5-2673 v4 is this one;

https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/xeon_e5/e5-2673_v4

 

According to this description, Xeon E5-2673 v4 is 20-core.

And as I checked my CPU in Windows Server 2016 on Azure,

it says Xeon E5-2673 v4 has 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s).

Combining these 2 information, I understand Xeon E5-2673 v4 has 2 of 20-core.

If this is the case, this should satisfy the minimum requirement of FileMaker Server 18.

 

It would be very helpful if someone can confirm or correct my understanding.

Thanks in advance.

 

Taketoshi

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Emeth_O_Intel
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Hello TTera9,

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Server Community Support.

 

If you are using a virtual machine the processor's cores will depend on how many cores you selected before creating the virtual machine or instance.

 

However, Azure Resource Manager supports two types of vCPU quotas for virtual machines:

 

  • Pay-as-you-go VMs and reserved VM instances are subject to a standard vCPU quota.
  • Spot VMs are subject to a spot vCPU quota.

 

The standard vCPU quota for pay-as-you-go and reserved VM instances is enforced at two tiers for each subscription in each region:

 

  • The first tier is the total regional vCPUs limit (across all VM series).
  • The second tier is the per-VM series vCPUs limit (such as the Dv3-series vCPUs).

 

Whenever you deploy a new spot VM, the total new and existing vCPU usage for that VM series must not exceed the approved vCPU quota for that particular VM series. Additionally, the total number of new and existing vCPUs that are deployed across all VM series should not exceed the total approved regional vCPU quota for the subscription. If either of these quotas is exceeded, the VM deployment isn't allowed.

 

You can request an increase in the vCPU quota limit for the VM series by using the Azure portal. An increase in the VM series quota automatically increases the total regional vCPU limit by the same amount.

 

Have a wonderful day.

 

Emeth O.

Intel® Server Specialist 

A Contingent Worker at Intel.

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AlHill
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The information being reported by msinfo32 when run on a virtual machine does not reflect reality. Run msinfo32 on the actual machine, not the VM.

 

Doc

 

TTera9
Beginner
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Thank you for your responding and time, Doc.

Emeth_O_Intel
Moderator
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Hello TTera9,

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Server Community Support.

 

If you are using a virtual machine the processor's cores will depend on how many cores you selected before creating the virtual machine or instance.

 

However, Azure Resource Manager supports two types of vCPU quotas for virtual machines:

 

  • Pay-as-you-go VMs and reserved VM instances are subject to a standard vCPU quota.
  • Spot VMs are subject to a spot vCPU quota.

 

The standard vCPU quota for pay-as-you-go and reserved VM instances is enforced at two tiers for each subscription in each region:

 

  • The first tier is the total regional vCPUs limit (across all VM series).
  • The second tier is the per-VM series vCPUs limit (such as the Dv3-series vCPUs).

 

Whenever you deploy a new spot VM, the total new and existing vCPU usage for that VM series must not exceed the approved vCPU quota for that particular VM series. Additionally, the total number of new and existing vCPUs that are deployed across all VM series should not exceed the total approved regional vCPU quota for the subscription. If either of these quotas is exceeded, the VM deployment isn't allowed.

 

You can request an increase in the vCPU quota limit for the VM series by using the Azure portal. An increase in the VM series quota automatically increases the total regional vCPU limit by the same amount.

 

Have a wonderful day.

 

Emeth O.

Intel® Server Specialist 

A Contingent Worker at Intel.

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TTera9
Beginner
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Dear Emeth,

 

Thank you for your detailed explanation.

 

I had to come to this community because Azure support couldn't explain clearly core numbers of the CPU in my VM.

The support had to start VM, then run msinfo32 in VM in order to know the core information.

 

But results from msinfo32 looked weird to me,

because it showed 2 core(s) or 1 core(s) as the number of cores of Xenon E5.

I mean Xenon E5 should have more cores than 1 or 2.

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/xeon/e5-processors.html?page=10  

 

Maybe, msinfo32 command is not updated to handle the latest CPUs.

 

 

Anyway, after posting the question,

I learnt about Xenon E5 series.

It seems that minimum core number of Xenon E5 is 4.

So I guess my CPU is OK for FileMaker's minimum requirement.

 

Thanks again.

Emeth_O_Intel
Moderator
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Hello TTera9,

 

No problem, for that reason we are here in order to assist you with the most accurate information.

 

Actually, you are completely right the processor has more than 2 cores. However, in your case, due to the fact that you are using a VM or Instance from Microsoft Azure and it is a Cloud System. The quantity of vCPUs you are going to see on this VM or Instance will be depending on different factors as I mentioned in an early post.

 

On the other hand, if you were using a physical and proprietary host with the same processor you would be able to appreciate and use all the resources of the processor because you have the control of the physical CPU itself.

 

I hope the information provided helps you to have a better understanding of this situation and if you have more questions do not hesitate and contact us back and we will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Have a great day.

 

Regards,

 

Emeth O.

Intel® Server Specialist 

A Contingent Worker at Intel.

TTera9
Beginner
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Dear Emeth,

 

 

Thanks for your time and kind confirmation.

 

Taketoshi

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