IBM System x3550 M4 (7914/E5-2600 v2)
Network Server
Lenovo
04 Nov 2014
142233

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 & Intel64 with XEN

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 12 for AMD64 & Intel64
    Arch:  64     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 Lenovo 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: D7E142AUS - v1.71 - (07/30/2014)
CPU:2 Intel  Xeon® Processor E5-2667 v2 3.30 GHz
RAM:48 GB
Ports and Bus Types:PCI Express X16
PCI Express X8
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 7.3.0-97.1


Config Notes
  1. Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 0
  2. SR-IOV: System was tested using SR-IOV where a virtual network adapter was given to the SLES 12 x86_64 guest. One of the embedded Intel® Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 (Quad Port) adapters was used in this testing.
  3. VM Driver Pack: All FV guests were tested with PV drivers installed. The SLES drivers are included with the OS. The Windows 2012 drivers are available from http://download.novell.com (VMDP-WIN-2.1.exe).
  4. Install: System installed via network PXE UEFI boot; the OS was installed using the UEFI boot loader and system configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
142110

Adapters and Drivers
Intel  Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 (Quad Port)
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: igb.ko
Driver Date: 08-Sep-2014Driver Size: 316863
Checksum: 590fec6a467a98966b493b6071801c99
Driver Version: 5.0.5-k

IBM  ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: megaraid_sas.ko
Driver Date: 08-Sep-2014Driver Size: 167607
Checksum: 9271ed61c05dd7cc9edb3bdd802cedc6
Driver Version: 06.803.01.00-rc1

Matrox®  MGA G200eR
Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: mgag200.ko
Driver Date: 08-Sep-2014Driver Size: 98407
Checksum: a860088c6d3673ee89ea8d56a33e3b68


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:

Lenovo
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
support.lenovo.com

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IBM System x3550 M4 (7914/E5-2600 v2)

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