BladeCenter HS21 (8853-AC1)
Network Server
IBM
24 Aug 2010
133441

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
  Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for 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
Features up to two high-performance Dual-Core or Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors. 1GB standard memory per blade. Two Gigabit Ethernet controllers standard, with load balancing and fail-over features, up to twelve Ethernet ports per blade optional

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:6
BIOS:BCE142BUS-1.18
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor L5430 2.66 GHz
RAM:9 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X1
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  36GB Non Hot-Swap 2.5" SFF SAS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-34.1


Config Notes
1)Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
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
132687

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 119648
Checksum: 26ac1b061a7c06cf31fe4505bc66c932

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 104944
Checksum: 9a01a228da26f94f3217b384892c5809

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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