HP nPartition Server Overview

HP nPartition servers can be configured as one large single system or divided up into multiple separate systems; the latter is the more common configuration. Each of the separate nPartitions provide both hardware and software isolation from one another. Therefore, no activity on one nPartition can affect the operation of another nPartition. As the foundation for a VSE, HP's nPartition servers provide a flexible yet robust solution for data center consolidation. nPartitions are also commonly referred to as hard partitions.

Figure 4-1 is a block diagram of an HP nPartition cabinet. The diagram shown closely resembles an HP SD32A cabinet, but the intent is not to represent any specific model. There are differences in ...

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