System x3500 (7977-L2x)
Network Server
IBM
11 Jul 2008
101989

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
The IBM System x3500 delivers unprecedented performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With up to eight-core processor performance at lower power consumption per core, the x3500 offers leading-edge capacity and high-speed I/O scalability. A long-life platform with 24-month availability, the x3500 minimizes deployment and support concerns. With the x3500 take advantage of virtualization. Deploy an infrastructure with less hardware that supports the same—or more—applications with lower hardware support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:Refresh 5
BIOS:SPE165AUS - 1.65
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5430 2.66 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:Parallel Port
4 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
32-bit/33MHz PCI
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:HLDS  GSA-H10N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.3.0-0.6


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

Referenced Bulletins
101950

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 160968
Checksum: cd8a07c20ab5f375a87ed744f1364907

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 35152
Checksum: 763386da645af65761b119767a7f7e11

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 123736
Checksum: f039541659e9edc97043e5e3a57bae78

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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