System x3655 (7943-52x)
Network Server
IBM
07 Aug 2008
102196

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® 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:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for SLES 10
  SLES 10 for AMD64 & EM64T
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for SLES 10

Product Description
The x3655 provides quad-core performance at an entry-level price. With features such as low-cost processors, 16 available DIMMs with up to 64 GB of DDR II memory, and robust I/O, customers can configure to meet their needs. Leverage AMD Opteron™ processor performance and IBM reliability to help improve your competitiveness. Also, the 16 available DIMMs allows customers to scale memory incrementally as needed, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers. Several models come standard with lower-cost SATA hard disk drives, further decreasing TCO.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:3
BIOS:C9E110AUS - 1.00
CPU:2 AMD  Quad-Core Opteron™ Model 2356 2.3 GHz
RAM:32 GB
Bus Type:Serial
6 USB Ports
PCI Express X16
3 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:4 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 6.3.0-0.6


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

Referenced Bulletins
102184

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5706C)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 207752
Checksum: f42eae574b4a86231214cecdefde8880

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: serverworks.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 17560
Checksum: ddd17e913a055f15b374f40ca414cab4

Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 17720
Checksum: 82cb080449826014c8edaa828737ccaf

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 112360
Checksum: b02cc6063eb59ec844144b8d25d437e5

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