System x3500 (7977-L2x)
Network Server
IBM
02 Jun 2010
132607

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


Product Description
The IBM System x3500 delivers performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With quad-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:5
BIOS:SPE169AUS-1.69
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5430 2.66 GHz
RAM:20 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
Serial
3 PCI Express X8
32-bit/33MHz PCI
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
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 6.6.0-25.1


Config Notes

Referenced Bulletins
132163

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 160704
Checksum: feb93af2e88e348b47ae559e3c666b31

Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 36488
Checksum: 71be0740159edb0adc2351a454525632

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 103620
Checksum: fb792ab795d60d22ed5f8e6353f1c1ce

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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