System x3550 (7978-82x)
Network Server
IBM
03 Dec 2009
130872

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® with XEN     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 10

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2008
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 10 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SLES 10 for AMD64 & EM64T
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
Designed for applications ranging from Web serving to workload consolidation and virtualization, the IBM System x3550 offers the high-speed quad-core processor 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.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1
BIOS:GFE145AUS - 1.15
CPU:Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5470 3.33 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
Serial
2 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  26K5840 36.4GB 15K 3.5 SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:Panasonic  UJDA770 , IDE
USB Keyboard:Cybex® AutoView Commander™ KVM w/StarTech PS2-to-USB
USB Mouse:Cybex® AutoView Commander™ KVM w/StarTech PS2-to-USB
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.5.0-0.30


Config Notes
1) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
2) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 1


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 199728
Checksum: f8cba4c1576c82aacb7a5e8f438d0c4c

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 120696
Checksum: 5e37f3e96f44f049c5aba5af76bc974a

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 22864
Checksum: f75a147de92d992a7c7982e7e45a7576

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:

IBM
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
www.ibm.com