System x3550 (7978-B9x)
Network Server
IBM
02 Jun 2010
132590

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11


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 X5450 3.0 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) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
2) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 0.

Referenced Bulletins
132118

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 96068
Checksum: c96dbba1fb7751befe54cba4e4e3bcde

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 36488
Checksum: fa690adfd0fe351fd0d002d814fa7df2

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 103620
Checksum: 096a334b16bd437ed0ba05b0ed64042d

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 12-Apr-2010File Size: 674136
Checksum: 2c1bac9b82e02cca2d9e3bc2c8f1ff29


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
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