A few questions came up to me during investment plan CiscoWorks:
- Is CiscoWorks an "64 bits" application?
- The quad-core cpu's are not mentioned in the documentation! Is this CPU not supported?
- The SunSparc CPU's, which mentioned in the HW requirements, are only supported CPU's?
According to the release notes:
Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition
Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 2003 Server.
Not sure if that means it'll run on 64bit or not, or if there are any performance gains...
I was told by TAC that LMS 3.0 is 32-bit and LMS 3.0.1 (Dec 2007 update) is 64-bit. You first install 3.0 on 2003 Sever 64-bit and then immediately install the Dec 2007 update. Then you can run the program.
This is incorrect. LMS is composed of 32-bit binaries, even in LMS 3.0.1. However, in LMS 3.0.1 we support running LMS on 64-bit Windows. The binaries still have 32-bit memory limitations, but the configuration is supported. We have supported running 32-bit LMS on a 64-bit Solaris kernel since Solaris became 64-bit.
No comparison testing was done between the two architectures. Given that we are not taking advantage of 64-bit addresses, I don't anticipate much of a gain in either performance or stability.
However, at least on Windows using 64bit you can have >4G RAM without needing to license the Enterprise version of W2k3sR2.
Great news on the official support in LMS v3.0.1; 64bit was in plan - I was a bit worried.
Now I can sleep easier.
to have LMS running on 64-bit Windows, is it necessary to have the LMS 3.0.1 DVDs (binaries that include the dec2007 update) or is it possible to have a 64-bit Windows installation, install LMS 3.0 and then install all the latest patches to get LMS 3.0.1?