System x3550 M4 (7914 - 83x)
Network Server
IBM
19 Sep 2013
140253

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64 with XEN     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 11

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2012
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 11     Arch:  32     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 11     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
The right choice when compromise is not an option, the IBM System x3550 M4 blends outstanding uptime, performance and I/O flexibility with rock-solid reliability for business critical workloads, including cloud computing, virtual desktop, business analytics, high performance computing, and SAP. This compact rack server offers an energy-smart, easy-to-use solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to manage risks. With more computing power per watt, support for the Intel® Xeon® E5 v2 processor and advanced memory support, the x3550 M4 offers balanced performance and density. Ideal for a wide range of business critical applications, including cloud computing and virtualization. Big things do come in small packages.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:PASS12
BIOS/uEFI:UEFI: D7E134EUS - v1.50 - (08/30/2013)
CPU:2 Intel  Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v2 2.70 GHz
RAM:48 GB
Ports and Bus Types:PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
6 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:Matrox®  MGA G200eR
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73 GB 10k 2.5 Hot-Swap SAS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
IBM  300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch Slim-HS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.2.0-5.10


Config Notes
  1. Install: System installed using an external USB connected DVD drive; the OS was installed from DVD using the UEFI boot loader and system configuration.
  2. VM Driver Pack: All FV guests were tested with PV drivers installed. The SLES 11 SP3 drivers are included with the OS. The Windows 2012 drivers are available from http://download.novell.com (VMDP-WIN-2.1.exe).
  3. PCI Network Pass-Through: System was tested using PCI pass-through where one of the host network adapters was given to one of the SLES 11 SP3 x86-64 guests. The embedded, Intel® Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 (Quad Port), adapter was used during this testing.
  4. Maintenance update: SLES 11 SP3 Xen maintenance update, slessp3-xen-201307-8063, is required and was installed during certification testing.
  5. Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 0.

Referenced Bulletins
140246

Adapters and Drivers
Intel  Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 (Quad Port)
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: igb.ko
Driver Date: 14-Jun-2013Driver Size: 284151
Checksum: 7ece6d08a3e85e6b5ecb426396ea3b62
Driver Version: 4.1.2-k

IBM  ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: megaraid_sas.ko
Driver Date: 14-Jun-2013Driver Size: 127823
Checksum: ad23e332dab7a4378bea9f3c4b400113
Driver Version: 06.506.00.00-rc1

Matrox®  MGA G200eR
Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: mga_drv.so
Driver Date: 30-Mar-2013Driver Size: 190720
Checksum: cbbe7ba695cb37835f3c7d4e79ec43c5
Driver Version: 1.4.11


The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information on hardware exchange policies, please access the following document and view the Hardware Component Exchange Guide.

https://www.suse.com/partners/ihv/pdf/System_Certification_Policies.pdf

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

IBM
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
www.ibm.com

560903

System x3550 M4 (7914 - 83x)

Home    Help