System x3950 M2 (7141-1Sx)
Network Server
IBM
26 Jun 2008
101868

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 2 for SUSE® SLES 10


Product Description
Built on the next generation of Enterprise X-Architecture® servers, the IBM System x3950 M2 takes performance, efficiency and reliability to the next level. Featuring an unmatched combination of x86 performance and scalability with a balanced design, the x3950 M2 delivers unrivaled reliability, providing confidence in your IT solution deployments. An easy upgrade path provides the necessary flexibility to deliver an optimized solution for scale-up database, enterprise applications and server consolidation through virtualization services. Fourth-generation Enterprise X-Architecture chipset design enhancements deliver performance, balanced design and proven reliability that customers have come to expect from this class of server. Active Memory™ with features such as Memory ProteXion™, hot-add memory and Chipkill™ memory provide a level of reliability and availability that helps reduce downtime and maintain data integrity Two times the memory availability than previous generations with 32 DIMM slots, running DDR II PC2-5300 creates a more balanced total system design. Ability to upgrade to scalable system with the ScaleXpander Option kit allowing customers the flexibility to scale as their business needs change. 4-processor, 4U rack-optimized enterprise server with Intel Xeon Series 7300 processors. Dual-core and quad-core processor options with up to 2.4 GHz (dual-core) and 2.93 GHz (quad-core) speeds with up to 8MB L2 cache. Seven PCI-Express x8 high-performance I/O expansion slots, two support hot-swap capabilities. ScaleXpander Option kit offers customers the flexibility to scale from 4 sockets all the way to 16 sockets.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:A3E129TUS - 1.03
CPU:4 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E7310 1.60 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:7 PCI Express X8
5 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 82801GB ICH7 , IDE
LSI Logic®  SAS1078-IR , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 10K 2.5 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:HLDS  HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD DRIVE GCC-T10N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.3.0-0.6


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 0 configuration.
#2. System is in a single node configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
101211

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated 5709c NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 22-Apr-2008File Size: 221144
Checksum: 404723428a86e8ea84b52c73eb545c2d

Intel®  Integrated 82801GB ICH7
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 22-Apr-2008File Size: 35152
Checksum: 5b862a189140b663b58413da5a39ff78

LSI Logic®  SAS1078-IR
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 22-Apr-2008File Size: 68096
Checksum: 3b1f558f7a10217de34e0425b39fa2bf

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 21-Apr-2008File Size: 304640
Checksum: 4532b0e93d2ab5a98ae54beefd43e51d


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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