System x3650 (7979-8Bx)
Network Server
IBM
19 Nov 2008
103637

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 9


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 Systems Director Active Energy Manager 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:Pass 8 Planar
BIOS:GGE141AUS - 1.12
CPU:Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5470 3.33 GHz
RAM:10 GB
Bus Type:Serial
4 USB Ports
4 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:6 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. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
103634

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 176996
Checksum: d141df82ff950ca3a5e3f086379238e9

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 34984
Checksum: 7a3fc8cf0002d02a77a8e3f3a6391707

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 114124
Checksum: 81d76ab1438992db58421c05ccd2cc13

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.o
File Date: 17-Oct-2007File Size: 148812
Checksum: bab97d94e768e70302095785a71aa3f7


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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