System x3550 (7978-B9x)
Network Server
IBM
18 May 2009
125559

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


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 X5450 3.0 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 6.4.0-0.17


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
123646

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708c)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 09-Feb-2009File Size: 206512
Checksum: d35d36b893142dc400d1ae7eea1cb865

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 09-Feb-2009File Size: 37888
Checksum: b9e4f4ad443677dc9a9e88f7c87865a9

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 09-Feb-2009File Size: 125048
Checksum: 45659f06bb134e0afeff0b04b08d3611

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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