System x3850 M2 (7141-3Rx)
Network Server
IBM
15 Jul 2008
102031

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows 2003 Server R2
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for SLES 10
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for SLES 10

Product Description
Built on the next generation of Enterprise X-Architecture® servers, the IBM System x3850 M2 takes performance, efficiency and reliability to the next level. Featuring an unmatched combination of x86 performance and scalability with a balanced design, the x3850 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.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:2.0
BIOS:A3E145TUS - 1.05
CPU:4 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E7330 2.40 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:7 PCI Express X8
5 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID-MR10k Raid Controller , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel®  Integrated 82801GR ICH7R , IDE
Hard Disk Drive:4 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 6.3.0-0.3


Config Notes
#1. Drives are set up in a RAID 1 configuration.
#2. Windows Server 2003 R2 : Virtual Machine used the Virtual Machine Driver Pack (VMDP) which can be downloaded from the following URL: http://download.novell.com

Referenced Bulletins
102013

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated 5709s NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 196960
Checksum: 36c3dc13f03cb5c41dad90f861c98d7c

IBM  ServeRAID-MR10k Raid Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: megaraid_sas.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 40260
Checksum: 3e11e5f9e3bc8bb37e4835645b7bcc12

Intel®  Integrated 82801GR ICH7R
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 19928
Checksum: 9d45fa772300921a3593b3c6ed763082

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: vesa_drv.so
File Date: 21-Apr-2008File Size: 22452
Checksum: 5e47495ed8d22e14f73109979b5ea595


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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
www.ibm.com