NovaScale Blade B260
Network Server
BULL
19 May 2008
101359

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9


Product Description
The NovaScale® B260 server enriches Bull’s current 2-socket offer. This NovaScale Blade server supports Intel® Xeon® series 5300 and 5400 processors, as well as Low Voltage versions for an even further optimized performance per watt. This NovaScale Blade server, provides an excellent scalability and upgrade path to the NovaScale B280 while preserving previous investments. It takes benefit from Bull NovaScale Master Management Suite for Blade Series which enables enterprises to lower the total cost of ownership. For further support please visit http://support.bull.com/ols/product/platforms/ns/uline/blade

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:6
BIOS:1.07
CPU:Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5440 2.83 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X1
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 10K 2.5 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:IBM  BladeCenter USB CD-ROM , USB
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.8


Config Notes
The X86_64 Installation and testing were done using the Update 2 CD. Please visit the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/x86_64/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/a0a3e9a72ca54c52ef70c2446c713685

Referenced Bulletins
92484

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 164980
Checksum: 784628d978ddf09831b9d59578350e09

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 46654
Checksum: 0d30ce69e3f822d1fce0c3addf401116

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:

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