System x3550 (7978-82x)
Network Server
IBM
09 Dec 2009
130942

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86 with XEN     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 10

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SLES 10 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SLES 10 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  Windows Server 2008
    Arch:  32     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:Serial
4 USB Ports
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 0


Adapters and Drivers
ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 17-Mar-2008File Size: 283804
Checksum: 54e340ac765f3dcceb97d352ece9f560

2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 191660
Checksum: 21eefdf9338d67a3a5c57812643298b6

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 99856
Checksum: 1c5da8f2e6a19ccc23d62a55caa9c671

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 19928
Checksum: 5d905f20ce5821da1c83966fee6e3f55


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:
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