System x3550 M4 (7914/E5-2600 v2)
Network Server
17 Dec 2015

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2012 R2
    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:  Paravirtualized

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: D7E146CUS - v1.82 - (04/09/2015)
CPU:2 Intel  Xeon® Processor E5-2667 v2 3.30 GHz
Ports and Bus Types:PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
6 USB Ports
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 7.5.0-17.1

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 (VMDP-WIN-2.2.exe).
  2. SR-IOV: System was tested using SR-IOV where a virtual network adapter was given to the SLES 12 SP1 x86_64 guest. One of the embedded Intel Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 (Quad Port) adapters was used in this testing.
  3. Xen Hypervisor: the hypervisor was booted with following additional parameters "dom0_mem=8G dom0_max_vcpus=4".
  4. 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
Intel  Ethernet Controller I350-AM4 (Quad Port)
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: igb.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 342087
Checksum: 144cd2c1d1fc4b33691b13e12a9e1736
Driver Version: 5.2.18-k

Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: igbvf.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 68583
Checksum: c3efc443545e809bcba6c235b680fae0
Driver Version: 2.0.2-k

IBM  ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: megaraid_sas.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 190951
Checksum: a3bfe30dbb57362c77b0291c96d0a93b
Driver Version: 06.807.10.00-rc1

Matrox®  MGA G200eR
Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: mgag200.ko
Driver Date: 27-Oct-2015Driver Size: 98639
Checksum: 48d1701d0792f1099a3aec5d477d4455

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System x3550 M4 (7914/E5-2600 v2)

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