Lenovo System x3500 M5 (5464)
Network Server
17 Dec 2015

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 & Intel64 with KVM     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 12

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2012 R2
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 & Intel64
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 4 for SLES 11     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 12     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 4 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: TAE106K - v1.12 - (07/24/2015)
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 G200eR2
Host Bus Adapter:Intel  C612 Chipset (DH82029 PCH) , Serial ATA (SATA)
Lenovo  ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 Seagate®  ST2000NM0001 - Constellation ES SAS 6Gb/s 2-TB Hard Drive , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.5.0-17.1

Config Notes
  1. VM Driver Pack: All FV guests were tested with PV drivers installed. The SLES drivers are included with the OS. The Windows 2012 R2 drivers are available from https://download.suse.com/ (VMDP-WIN-2.2.exe).
  2. 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
  3. SR-IOV/PCI Pass-through: Current system configuration does not support network SR-IOV or network PCI Pass-through.

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  BCM5719 X4 PCI Express® Quad-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: tg3.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 257119
Checksum: 6303389426580c3f05911457a9e61d91
Driver Version: 3.137

Intel  C612 Chipset (DH82029 PCH)
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: ahci.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 64511
Checksum: 51de247669183376a010c2894387c66f
Driver Version: 3.0

Lenovo  ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: megaraid_sas.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 193671
Checksum: c5ee3766f934178ec06927bce00b80f8
Driver Version: 06.807.10.00-rc1

Matrox®  MGA G200eR2
Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: mgag200.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 97943
Checksum: 7920de3e1726e5ab4ccdb446135380fb

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