System x3250 (4364-52x)
Network Server
IBM
28 Mar 2008
100854

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  Open Enterprise Server     Support Pack 2 for Open Enterprise Server
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9

Other Products:
  Novell® iManager 2.5    Novell iFolder® 2.1 
  Novell iPrint 5.0    eDirectory™ 8.7 
  Apache2 Web Server 2.0 


Product Description
The IBM System x3250 is a single-socket server that is easy to deploy, manage and service. It provides outstanding performance and reliability at an entry-level price. The x3250 offers remote monitoring and alerting capabilities that provide strong systems management. In addition: Simple-swap and hot-swap hard disk drives (HDDs) offer easy serviceability without removing the system from the rack. Integrated hardware RAID-0 or RAID-1 without using a slot on select models. Designed for high-performance, quad-core and dual-core 64-bit processors, the x3250 can optimize performance of your Web and network infrastructure. For a performance boost, choose models with Intel® Xeon® or Intel Pentium® D processors, while those running less demanding applications may prefer the Intel Celeron® processor. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) HDDs and PCI-Express ensure even greater integrated I/O performance and compatibility with next-generation devices for added long-term investment protection.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:G9E139AUS - 1.29
CPU:Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 3050 2.13 GHz
RAM:5 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
Serial
2 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 82801GR ICH7R , IDE
LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.1-0.1


Config Notes
#1. Installation and testing were done using the update 2 CD. Please see the following URL for the latest version - http://forgeftp.novell.com/driver-process/pub/update/IBM/sle9/u2/i386/sles9sp3u2cd1/

Referenced Bulletins
100852

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 139472
Checksum: 6b6724cd5fc5adb2b5f062006648c30e

Intel®  Integrated 82801GR ICH7R
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 1688207
Checksum: f849e3a831f27a6ed5a86f0c31a7115c

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 40791
Checksum: 89820e2e2bae08d514c0b03814cd82ca

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 02-Dec-2005File Size: 1744093
Checksum: 9f310d3b6b7b7ef3022e24e84c5875cb


The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually YES CERTIFIED components may be exchanged for other YES CERTIFIED components. For more information on swapping YES CERTIFIED components, please access the following web page:

http://developer.novell.com/devres/system/policy/exchange.htm

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

IBM
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