System x3650 (7979-61x)
Network Server
IBM
24 Mar 2009
123883

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®


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:GGE142AUS v1.13
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5150 2.66 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:Serial
6 USB Ports
4 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , Serial ATA (SATA)
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:4 IBM  26K5697 36GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.4.0-0.15


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
104835

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708c)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 27-Jan-2009File Size: 206512
Checksum: 6932857cdd692d4428e817a3cdaa7b14

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 27-Jan-2009File Size: 37888
Checksum: 4f160a8d08ceed743e7e18ec295f8b73

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 27-Jan-2009File Size: 125048
Checksum: 4be6249772c236facc9d521030c4efb9

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 13-Jan-2009File Size: 605728
Checksum: 59b603fa8fc7426523a81378da0c7953


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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