System x3500 (7977-L2x)
Network Server
IBM
24 Mar 2009
123897

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SLES 11 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SLES 11 for AMD64 & EM64T
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  Windows 2003 Server R2
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
The IBM System x3500 delivers unprecedented performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With up to eight-core processor performance at lower power consumption per core, the x3500 offers leading-edge capacity and high-speed I/O scalability. A long-life platform with 24-month availability, the x3500 minimizes deployment and support concerns.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:Refresh 5 planar
BIOS:SPE168AUS - 1.68
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5430 2.66 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
Serial
Parallel Port
32-bit/33MHz PCI
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:IBM  73.4 GB 15K RPM SAS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:HLDS  GSA-H10N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.4.0-0.15


Config Notes

Referenced Bulletins
104839

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 27-Jan-2009File Size: 170240
Checksum: 27b1f13d1d1d0aa561752a0474ae10d0

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 27-Jan-2009File Size: 37888
Checksum: c0cf94cb51829437ab061a3246d5e9f6

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 27-Jan-2009File Size: 125640
Checksum: 6c366b99dfcce04e380451a74973f75d

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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