System x3650 (7979-JAx)
Network Server
IBM
11 Sep 2008
102549

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  NetWare® 6.5     Support Pack 7 for NetWare® 6.5

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2    Novell Cluster Services™ 1.8 


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 PowerExecutive 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:8
BIOS:1.07
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor L5310 1.60 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:4 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  QLogic 4 Gbps FC Single-Port PCIe HBA For System x , FibreChannel
Hard Disk Drive:4 IBM  36GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device:IBM  TotalStorage FAStT 700 Storage Server
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Keyboard:IBM USB keyboard
USB Mouse:IBM USB mouse
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.2

Product File Specifications
PSM Driver:
File Name: ACPIDRV.PSMFile Version: 1.5
File Date: 16-Jan-2007File Size: 38029
Checksum: 1.5
File URL:

Config Notes
Due to aacraid driver architecture; a 'scan for devices' command will take 2-3 minutes and a 'scan all luns' command will take 8-9 minutes to complete. When running NCS, this will result in a node taking ~10 minutes to join a cluster.

Referenced Bulletins
95030

Adapters and Drivers
ATI®  ES1000
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: BX2.LAN
File Date: 30-Apr-2007File Size: 329072
Checksum:

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: AACRAID.HAM
File Date: 24-Apr-2006File Size: 88715
Checksum:

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: IDEATA.HAM
File Date: 05-May-2007File Size: 106728
Checksum:

IBM  QLogic 4 Gbps FC Single-Port PCIe HBA For System x
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: QL2X00.HAM
File Date: 08-Dec-2006File Size: 537315
Checksum:


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:

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