System x3500 M5 (5464)
Network Server
07 Apr 2015

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 12 for AMD64 & Intel64
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  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 Lenovo System x3500 M5 server provides outstanding performance for your business-critical applications. Its energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a scalable Tower or 5U Rack package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability. Suggested use: business-critical workloads, cloud computing, virtualization, virtual desktop, big data, analytics, SAP applications, database management, point of sale

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:PASS5
BIOS/uEFI:UEFI: TAE104C - v1.02 - (12/05/2014)
CPU:2 Intel  Xeon® Processor E5-2699 v3 2.30 GHz
Ports and Bus Types:4 PCI Express X16
3 PCI Express X8
6 USB Ports
Video Adapter:Matrox®  MGA G200eR
Host Bus Adapter:Lenovo  ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel  C612 Chipset (DH82029 PCH) , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:2 Seagate®  ST2000NM0001 - Constellation ES SAS 6Gb/s 2-TB Hard Drive , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.3.0-113.3

Config Notes
  1. PCI Network Pass-Through: System was tested using PCI pass-through where a network adapter was given to the SLES 12 FV guest. An added Intel 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller adapters was used in this testing.
  2. 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 (VMDP-WIN-2.2.exe).
  3. Maintenance updates: The Linux Kernel 333 updates are required and were installed during certification testing.
  4. UEFI Configuration: The default "Per Core P-state" setting in the UEFI setup must be changed from Enable to Disable with SLES 12. (F1 Setup --> System Settings --> Processors --> Per Core P-state to Disable).
  5. Install: System installed via network PXE UEFI boot; the OS was installed using the UEFI boot loader and system configuration. Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 0.

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  BCM5719 X4 PCI Express® Quad-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: tg3.ko
Driver Date: 21-Jan-2015Driver Size: 256695
Checksum: abe2af5e342789d9364a9d44587a0b65
Driver Version: 3.136

Intel  82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: e1000e.ko
Driver Date: 21-Jan-2015Driver Size: 420135
Checksum: 5144533b13010e85e1f489f3166e7cd3
Driver Version: 2.3.2-k

Lenovo  ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: megaraid_sas.ko
Driver Date: 21-Jan-2015Driver Size: 167607
Checksum: bae90f67ede23eb92bc4c6b92af8739f
Driver Version: 06.803.01.00-rc1

Intel  C612 Chipset (DH82029 PCH)
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: ahci.ko
Driver Date: 21-Jan-2015Driver Size: 64607
Checksum: 2e9c0c42ef3f3598bf5dc3d4927fa2c8
Driver Version: 3.0

Matrox®  MGA G200eR
Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: mgag200.ko
Driver Date: 21-Jan-2015Driver Size: 98407
Checksum: 559904d70192d46539fbdb28d55207c2

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