PowerEdge 6950 / 4 AMD Dual-Core Opteron™ 8212 2.0 GHz
Network Server
Dell Incorporated
11 Mar 2010

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

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 Support Pack 2 

Product Description
With high performing AMD processors, the PowerEdge™ 6950 provides high performance at a low power consumption rate. The high performing four-socket, Dual-Core processors, system expandability and high availability make the PowerEdge 6950 perfect for database and server consolidation. Designed to reduce complexity, the PowerEdge 6950 still shares common design, layout and labeling conventions with previous generations of PowerEdge servers. By providing hot-plug redundant power supplies and hard drives, plus a SAS RAID option, Dell addresses the need for high availability without sacrificing expandability.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:A00
CPU:4 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 8212 2.0 GHz
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
5 PCI Express X4
4 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Broadcom®  HT1100 , IDE
Dell  Integrated SAS 5/i Controller , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 Seagate®  ST373455SS , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Seagate®  ST3300555SS Cheetah T10 10K , Serial SCSI (SAS)
2 Maxtor®  Atlas 10K V 300 GB SCA , Serial SCSI (SAS)
USB Keyboard:Dell SK-8115
USB Mouse:Dell M-UK DEL3
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.5.0-0.30

Config Notes
1) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
2) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID1 and RAID5.

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 210128
Checksum: 9f462115ad67e89b17221676e67ef9fc

Broadcom®  HT1100
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: serverworks.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 29848
Checksum: 64301ae59ac93a4135458c7abe5920fc

Dell  Integrated SAS 5/i Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: megaraid_sas.ko
File Date: 05-Sep-2009File Size: 69320
Checksum: 9da425a767b07bf7252b8901709bc351

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:


For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Dell Incorporated
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