System x3650 (7979-7Ax)
Network Server
IBM
13 May 2008
101326

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9
  Novell® Linux Point of Service 9, Powered by SUSE® LINUX     Service Pack 3 for Novell® Linux POS 9


Product Description
For constrained data center environments, the IBM System x3650 offers unprecedented performance and reliability. Optimized for up to eight-core processor performance, the x3650 delivers rack-dense, dual-core or quad-core computing power, an impressive 12 DIMM memory design and super-efficient network communication. Scalable memory and I/O design satisfy high-speed processing and reliability requirements, while integrated RAID safeguards data. Hot-swap power and cooling with Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for x86 help keep your server cool. The result? Run multiple workloads on a two-socket server—without running out of IT funds.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:GGE136AUS - 1.09
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5160 3.00 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:4 PCI Express X8
4 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:4 IBM  36.4GB 10K 2.5" SAS hot-swap HDD 26K5656 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.3.0-0.6


Config Notes
The X86 Installation and testing were done using the Update 2 CD. Please visit the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/i386/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/a0a3e9a72ca54c52ef70c2446c713685

Referenced Bulletins
101321

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 153197
Checksum: 422a3eea00f92bce29c964a405a08722

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 29456
Checksum: 53ec425a96146e96aecaffa082766756

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 08-Nov-2006File Size: 113550
Checksum: a904821921c10aa514ccf270256a0828

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.o
File Date: 02-Dec-2005File Size: 147972
Checksum: 2e9fd312b95f2c6a0c234fd4b3766eac


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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