NEC Express5800/A1160
Network Server
NEC Corporation
08 Sep 2009
126648

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® with XEN     Service Pack 2 for SUSE® SLES 10

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

Product Description
NEC Express5800/A1160 and A1040 offer enterprise-class scalability with a building block structure. This modular design allows servers to be stacked in a rack to meet increasing demands of business-critical applications. The A1160, A1040 models allow IT managers to start small with minimal expense and scale up seamlessly to four nodes. With high availability technology for uninterrupted operations, this server is an ideal platform for mission-critical applications.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1
BIOS:2.00.049
CPU:16 Intel®  Xeon® Processor X7460 2.66 GHz
RAM:512 GB
Bus Type:24 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:QLogic  QLE4062C - Storage Adapter , iSCSI
LSI Logic®  MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH , IDE
QLogic  QLE2462 4-Gbps Fibre Channel to PCI Express , FibreChannel
QLogic  QLE2460 4-Gbps Fibre Channel to PCI Express , FibreChannel
LSI Logic®  LSI SAS3442E-R , Serial SCSI (SAS)
LSI Logic®  MegaRAID SAS 8880EM2 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
LSI Logic®  LSI22320SE , SCSI
2 Emulex Corporation  LPE11002 , FibreChannel
Emulex Corporation  LPE1150 , FibreChannel
Emulex Corporation  LPe12002 , FibreChannel
Emulex Corporation  LPe12000 , FibreChannel
Hard Disk Drive:3 Fujitsu  MBC2073RC , Serial SCSI (SAS)
2 HP  DF146BB6C2 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
2 Fujitsu  MAX3073RC , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Fujitsu  MBA3073RC , Serial SCSI (SAS)
FSC  MAS3367NC , SCSI
7 Seagate®  ST336753FC , FibreChannel
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device:EMC  Symmetrix / DMX
CD/DVD:Matsushita  UJ-840S DVDRW , IDE
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.3.0-0.6


Config Notes
1) The following kernel boot parameter is required: pci:use_crs
2) The following Xen hypervisor boot parameters are required: dom0_mem:1024M xenheag_megabyes:64
3) Since the Xen kernel only supports 64 processors, the system BIOS was configured to only enable 64 of the 96 available cores.
4) Certification was performed using the following updated RPM's from the YaST Online Update (updated to version 3.2.0_16718_18-0.3): xen-doc-html, xen-doc-pdf, xen-libs, xen-libs-32bit, xen-tools and xen-tools-ioemi. The xen smp kernel was updated to version 2.6.16.60-0.34.

Referenced Bulletins
123666

Adapters and Drivers
QLogic  QLE4062C - LAN Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: qla3xxx.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 67944
Checksum: b571abc9ed8af02e2132b587f5d32d84

Neterion Inc.  Xframe® E SR
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: s2io.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 116064
Checksum: c786d7e9bd4ccbd57bc45507c77b4c34

4 Intel®  Integrated Intel 82563EB LAN
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 303880
Checksum: 601b5c5bbc367549fa0a8829568de036

Intel®  Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 303880
Checksum: 601b5c5bbc367549fa0a8829568de036

Intel®  Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 303880
Checksum: 601b5c5bbc367549fa0a8829568de036

Intel®  Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 303880
Checksum: 601b5c5bbc367549fa0a8829568de036

Intel®  Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 303880
Checksum: 601b5c5bbc367549fa0a8829568de036

2 Intel®  Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 303880
Checksum: 601b5c5bbc367549fa0a8829568de036

QLogic  QLE4062C - Storage Adapter
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: qla4xxx.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 198296

LSI Logic®  MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: megaraid_sas.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 61600
Checksum: bab3c4c2869a5e0f98f513de69e6721c

Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 35152
Checksum: 763386da645af65761b119767a7f7e11

QLogic  QLE2462 4-Gbps Fibre Channel to PCI Express
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: qla2xxx.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 275464

QLogic  QLE2460 4-Gbps Fibre Channel to PCI Express
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: qla2xxx.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 275464
Checksum: bc580b74d7fcfe1dfd55f1c88ea8b9a6

LSI Logic®  LSI SAS3442E-R
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 68096

LSI Logic®  MegaRAID SAS 8880EM2
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: megaraid_sas.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 61600
Checksum: bab3c4c2869a5e0f98f513de69e6721c

LSI Logic®  LSI22320SE
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptspi.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 47216
Checksum: 8110fa68e6af9b8ba42487ce5be18276

2 Emulex Corporation  LPE11002
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: lpfc.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 455856
Checksum: 178b0cb34f88c474e4aa135d3755c9c8

Emulex Corporation  LPE1150
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: lpfc.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 455856
Checksum: 178b0cb34f88c474e4aa135d3755c9c8

Emulex Corporation  LPe12002
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: lpfc.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 455856
Checksum: 178b0cb34f88c474e4aa135d3755c9c8

Emulex Corporation  LPe12000
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: lpfc.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 455856
Checksum: 178b0cb34f88c474e4aa135d3755c9c8

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 21-Apr-2008File Size: 304640
Checksum: 4532b0e93d2ab5a98ae54beefd43e51d


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:

NEC Corporation
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Tokyo   183-8501
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