System x3655 (7943-32x)
Network Server
IBM
01 Apr 2009
124522

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 AMD64 & EM64T
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 11 for x86
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  Windows Server 2008
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
The IBM System x3655 provides you the confidence to deploy business applications that can help you get to market faster, build better products and better understand your customers. These applications require memory-intensive performance, and the x3655 delivers. With features such as quad-core processors, 16 available DIMMs with up to 64 GB of DDR II memory and robust I/O, customers can configure to meet their needs. And IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ delivers advanced control to help monitor power usage and achieve decreased infrastructure power and cooling costs. Grow your compute power without growing your data center. Keep it simple and protect your data with light path diagnostics, hot-swap and redundant components and the optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine. With the x3655, leverage AMD Opteron™ processor performance and IBM reliability to help improve your competitiveness. Select configurations of the x3655 are part of the IBM Express Portfolio™, designed and priced to meet the needs of mid-sized businesses. Reliable and easy to manage, Express models/configurations vary by country.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:2.0
BIOS:C9E110AUS - 1.00
CPU:2 AMD  Quad-Core Opteron™ Model 2352 2.1 GHz
RAM:32 GB
Bus Type:6 USB Ports
Serial
3 PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller , IDE
Hard Disk Drive:4 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 6.4.0-0.21


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.
#2. Windows Server 2008 : Virtual Machine used the Virtual Machine Driver Pack (VMDP) which can be downloaded from the following URL: http://download.novell.com


Adapters and Drivers
ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 25-Feb-2009File Size: 605728
Checksum: 7206f6384c3ece573e2f36326d02bf0d

2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5706C)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 207328
Checksum: 3024a231374e877d9e549e8e281363d9

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 125640
Checksum: d57d854d9cdaa0b8b3fadc832c51c726

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: pata_serverworks.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 15808
Checksum: 4948668b1869e72eba826229ef2aa8b5


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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