Currently in our DC we have 5108 Chassis installed with B200 M4 servers and we have some some slots left in chassis.
As we know that B200 M4 is EOS and we running out of computing resource so it utilize the free slots, we are considering to use B 200 M5 servers as replacement.
I have below queries before we can make decision.
If there is any document or tool to compare this do let me know. And if someone have answers please help.
Please note attached sheet have quick comparison detail for reference.
First, I do not see any documentation surrounding the EOS for B200-M4. I see it for B200-M3....not M4??
Second, yes, you can have both M4 and M5 in the same chassis, however, the M5 require 3.2 UCSM/Blade firmware. The following link has info on all interop for UCSM 3.2.
Im not sure I understand the third question, if the servers have different hardware components (M4 vs M5) I would expect performance differences. If the question is "Can you add them to the same HA cluster" I would say the answer is no, since the hardware/CPU/DIMM is different.
On question 3, if you mean HA cluster like VMWare cluster HA? Then you should be able to do EVC mode but it must be set at oldest chipset model.