System x3650 (7979-71x)
Network Server
IBM
04 Dec 2008
103756

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
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:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5160 3.00 GHz
RAM:10 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
Serial
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.
#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
103733

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 207752
Checksum: f42eae574b4a86231214cecdefde8880

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 32768
Checksum: 0dcf29aab37385da623157287953cc5b

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
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