System x3550 (7978-A2x)
Network Server
IBM
24 Mar 2009
123953

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

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

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 E5335 2 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:Serial
4 USB Ports
2 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4 GB 15K RPM SAS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.4.0-0.19


Config Notes
#1. Drives are running in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
123649

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 09-Feb-2009File Size: 207328
Checksum: 94b1e10596bc55a09492eb454052e6f1

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 09-Feb-2009File Size: 37888
Checksum: 75aaa1c61adc740fadf35e654bd6720c

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 09-Feb-2009File Size: 125640
Checksum: f5737d647e9079e62f705e998ea5a9a9

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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
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