System x3655 (7943-34x)
Network Server
IBM
06 Apr 2009
124542

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86


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:Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
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.

Referenced Bulletins
124533

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5706C)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 185028
Checksum: 7167ced0f73fb67282fe8b1944f7fd5a

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: pata_serverworks.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 11104
Checksum: 50d0f3fc7269f7d67cf94cb1fc216f9e

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 89560
Checksum: bec0d3e9d04ccb553e73fb90d71481e3

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 25-Feb-2009File Size: 574040
Checksum: 46d5e45a3889d793b71ba18cc3470c0e


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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