System x3500 (7977-F2x)
Network Server
IBM
06 Jul 2009
126111

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


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®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5335 2 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
Serial
32-bit/33MHz PCI
Parallel Port
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
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
126093

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 137772
Checksum: 63a05f2c76f13ca2f3d740564bac746e

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 26820
Checksum: 7a92dea337a702c11024dde1a0356d5c

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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