System x3550 (7978-8Bx)
Network Server
IBM
18 Nov 2008
103615

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


Product Description
Designed for applications ranging from Web serving to workload consolidation and virtualization, the IBM System x3550 offers high-speed, dual-core and quad-core processors with blazing front-side bus speed. Optimized for exceptional application computing, the x3550 features a highly functional infrastructure that addresses more memory, lowers power consumption and provides dramatic systems performance increases. Standard integrated data protection with hardware RAID and 2.5" SAS hard disk drives keeps your data safe and readily available. Super-efficient network communication and hot-swap redundant power help keep your business humming at lower support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:Pass 11 Planar
BIOS:GFE141AUS - 1.12
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5470 3.33 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
Serial
2 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , 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. Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
103610

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 204056
Checksum: 662b819116a90f86f2558650e309f059

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 30316
Checksum: 7898bd7a04007cac9635d8fa0b38e26a

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 95816
Checksum: 626d912d773740874e80140a317844d4

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 17-Mar-2008File Size: 283804
Checksum: 54e340ac765f3dcceb97d352ece9f560


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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