Sun Blade™ X8440 Server Module
Network Server
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
14 May 2008
101329

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 9


Product Description
Sun's Sun Blade™ X8440 Server Module: A fast, reliable, and expandable two or four-way x64 server that runs SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server for x86_64. The Sun Blade X8440 Server Module is a key component in standardizing your infrastructure, helping to lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and simplifying data center management, all without compromise. Powered by either two or four (multi-core) AMD Opteron processors, 6 (x8) PCIe interfaces, and up to 128GB of DDR-2 system memory the Sun Blade X8440 Server Module provides the compute power and I/O expandability required to meet your needs now and into the future.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:P1.0
BIOS:04040400
CPU:4 AMD  Quad-Core Opteron™ Model 8356 2.3 GHz
RAM:128 GB
Bus Type:2 USB Ports
6 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:QLogic  QLE2462 4-Gbps Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA , FibreChannel
LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Emulex Corporation  LPE11002 , FibreChannel
Hard Disk Drive:LSI Logic®  Logical Drive RAID 0 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device:Sun  StorEdge 3510
Floppy Type:Diskless
USB Keyboard:ACER KB2971
USB Mouse:ACER MS.SBJ01
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28


Config Notes
SLES-9-SP4 (x86_64): System was tested with rev 311 kernel update to solve low memory issue. This update is available from support.novell.com or standard online update methods.


Adapters and Drivers
6 Intel®  Integrated 82571 EB
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 15-Mar-2008File Size: 339952
Checksum: ce61f46d8eb074c43d786cf4b8355906

QLogic  QLE2462 4-Gbps Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: qla2400.ko
File Date: 15-Mar-2008File Size: 225208
Checksum: 8aec9f87c817ba58b2318229a6cce2f3

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 15-Mar-2008File Size: 49456
Checksum: b1afbfbbc54ff6efba608a0aa5719a13

Emulex Corporation  LPE11002
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: lpfc.ko
File Date: 15-Mar-2008File Size: 363064
Checksum: 76a831a4d891937c9b3eb8f435f04964

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 17-Oct-2007File Size: 1743645
Checksum: 7e7a55169a4c55a98acc6d65464d50b8


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:

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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