System x3500 (7977-52x)
Network Server
IBM
13 Jul 2009
126166

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SLES 11 for AMD64 & EM64T
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 10 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  Windows 2003 Server R2
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

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:SPE169AUS - 1.69
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5120 1.86 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. Windows Server 2003 R2 : Virtual Machine used the Virtual Machine Driver Pack (VMDP) which can be downloaded from the following URL: http://download.novell.com
#2. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
126151

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: 170240
Checksum: 6c992818a67018926b779e13b1cb2040

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 125640
Checksum: d57d854d9cdaa0b8b3fadc832c51c726

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 37888
Checksum: f61b4d99290f0e0787976ed38fd5ba04


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