Network Server
13 Apr 2018

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Power 12     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 12

Product Description
4-socket scale-out OpenPOWER server with up to 8 TB RAM and balanced NVMe storage subsystem. Optimized for data-intensive workloads.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:B
CPU:4 IBM  POWER8 [SCM, 12 cores] 2.56 GHz
RAM:8192 GB
Ports and Bus Types:2 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 PCI Express X16
Video Adapter:ASPEED  AST2400
Host Bus Adapter:3 Micron Technology, Inc.  9100 SSD Non-Volatile Memory Controller , NVMe
Hard Disk Drive:3 Micron Technology, Inc.  9100 U.2 NVMe SSD 3.2TB (MTFDHAL3T2MCE) , NVMe
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.7.0-25.2

Config Notes
  1. Install: The SLES install was performed using a network install method.
  2. Power management: The System/Processor dynamic CPU frequency scaling functionality in SLES is not supported on POWER8 as this functionality is provided by the POWER8 hardware itself.
  3. Kdump: the crash kernel reserved memory parameters were changed based on the content in the following knowledge-base article:

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  BCM5720 dual-port PCI Express® GbE Network Interface Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: tg3.ko
Driver Date: 08-Jul-2017Driver Size: 309911
Checksum: 368cb06f61a2258f93ab4d25e90cc435
Driver Version: 3.137

3 Micron Technology, Inc.  9100 SSD Non-Volatile Memory Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: nvme.ko
Driver Date: 08-Jul-2017Driver Size: 67391
Checksum: 11861f26fe50bd2434935567fb294710
Driver Version: 1.0

Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: ast.ko
Driver Date: 08-Jul-2017Driver Size: 124295
Checksum: 5d31b1c4e127065b31fb638edbb72feb

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