System x3550 (7978-BGx)
Network Server
IBM
18 May 2009
125534

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86 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 x86
    Arch:  32     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 - v1.12
CPU:Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5460 3.16 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
Serial
2 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:2 IBM  26K5697 36GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:Panasonic  UJDA770 , IDE
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.4.0-0.19


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
123645

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708c)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 186296
Checksum: 332d6e5194e795659c78b530e85fbb8e

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 26816
Checksum: d09bcb99365c3f14aa428582757b51d6

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 90356
Checksum: 830c6ede62b6226c15d042d4bfb19057

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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
www.ibm.com