System x3500 (7977-Q4x)
Network Server
IBM
07 Jan 2010
131070

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
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:6
BIOS:SPE169AUS-1.69
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5460 3.16 GHz
RAM:20 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X4
2 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
32-bit/33MHz PCI
4 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
2 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5 SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:HLDS  GSA-H10N , IDE
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.5.0-0.30


Config Notes
1) All FV guests were tested with PV drivers. The PV drivers are included in SLE10 SP3, and the Windows 2008 PV drivers are available on http://download.novell.com
2) Hard Disk Configuration: Raid 1 and Raid 5


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 161120
Checksum: 7e6a7e40e839abe860f6b6e5e18294db

Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 22864
Checksum: f75a147de92d992a7c7982e7e45a7576

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

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:
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