System x3400 (7973/7974-2Bx)
Network Server
IBM
28 Jun 2010
132878

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SLES 11 for AMD64 & EM64T
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 11 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SLES 10 for x86
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
The IBM System x3400 is an excellent low-cost solution for growing businesses or branch offices that rely on 24x7 availability and mission-critical applications. Optional features let you configure a server customized for your needs—from basic file-and-print to a robust, mission-critical application server—saving you time and money.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:5
BIOS:SPE169AUS - 1.69
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor E5205 1.86 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
2 Serial
Parallel Port
32-bit/33MHz PCI
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
3 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  160 GB SATA 7.2k simple-swap HDD , Serial ATA (SATA)
CD/DVD:HLDS  GSA-H40N , IDE
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-34.1


Config Notes
1) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 1.
2) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
3) KVM Guest: The following updated virtio_net drivers were used and are required on the KVM SLE11SP1 guests: novell-virtio_net-kmp-pae-1.0_2.6.32.12_0.7-0.i586.rpm and novell-virtio_net-kmp-default-1.0_2.6.32.12_0.7-0.x86_64.rpm. The drivers can be downloaded and installed after the SLES KVM Guest install. The drivers are PLDP compliant and available at: http://drivers.suse.com/novell/kvm-guest-kernel-fix/sle11sp1/install/suse/{ARCH}
4) KVM Guest: The SLE10SP3 guest was configured with virtual e1000 NICs.


Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5722 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 195528
Checksum: 285b55570ca63452e80c26d12c8206ca

Intel®  Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 182200
Checksum: ce3f26869dfac74d65a830efc22116c9

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 46680
Checksum: 02ccb110f6b9828baf0c7a9e8544bcb0

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 141912
Checksum: a0974efb52d83c07ab31155e623121df

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
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