System x3550 (7978-82x)
Network Server
IBM
28 Jun 2010
132895

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
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 X5470 3.33 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:Serial
2 PCI Express X8
4 USB Ports
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 6.6.0-34.1


Config Notes
1) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
2) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 0.
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
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 118712
Checksum: 310235af077333686b82d4999c00a232

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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