System x3550 (7978-B3x)
Network Server
IBM
02 Jun 2010
132263

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® with XEN     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2008
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 11 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  32     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SLES 11 for AMD64 & EM64T
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     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 E5420 2.50 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
4 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  26K5697 36GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:Panasonic  UJDA770 , IDE
USB Keyboard:Cybex® AutoView Commander™ KVM w/PS2-to-USB
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-17.1


Config Notes
1) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 0.
2) All FV guests were tested with PV drivers installed. The SLE11SP1 drivers are included with SLE11SP1. The Windows 2008 drivers are available from http://download.novell.com.

Referenced Bulletins
132110

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 119648
Checksum: 408319e91665510728c6e2af6f65c032

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 46680
Checksum: fde68ebefc093229f860141e3127721d

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 143392
Checksum: 32f4a43922e5c436d0630e7349995bbd

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 29-Mar-2010File Size: 720064
Checksum: 392237aeb0878c4fe6de3c5728a9c319


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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