System x3650 (7979-BAx)
Network Server
IBM
21 May 2008
101452

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86     Service Pack 2 for SUSE® SLES 10


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:Pass 8 Planar
BIOS:GGE136AUS - 1.09
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5405 2.0 GHz
RAM:10 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:6 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 6.3.0-0.5


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
101210

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 22-Apr-2008File Size: 204056
Checksum: 6c146a5d865ef08dea5ed533d834d8ba

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 22-Apr-2008File Size: 38032
Checksum: b5a7d1144ffac52d44d8f10232258492

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 22-Apr-2008File Size: 95816
Checksum: 14cffc21e153fff324dd4704c7cdcdd6

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 17-Mar-2008File Size: 283804
Checksum: 54e340ac765f3dcceb97d352ece9f560


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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