System x3500 (7977-82x)
Network Server
IBM
10 Jun 2009
125972

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


Product Description
The IBM System x3500 delivers unprecedented performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With up to eight-core processor performance at lower power consumption per core, the x3500 offers leading-edge capacity and high-speed I/O scalability. A long-life platform with 24-month availability, the x3500 minimizes deployment and support concerns.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:Refresh 5 planar
BIOS:SPE168AUS - 1.68
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5150 2.66 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
32-bit/33MHz PCI
Parallel Port
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:HLDS  GSA-H10N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.4.0-0.21


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
125915

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

2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 168872
Checksum: 99d396999a5f7b770a244b2318fef9ea

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 125048
Checksum: ab226fa93f734e300dfd1cdf1ff0a0a3

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 37888
Checksum: f81281db8221f758e7111cd80015aebe


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