System x3650 (7979-BFx)
Network Server
IBM
21 Oct 2010
133971

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64 with XEN     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2008
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  32     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
For constrained data center environments, the IBM® System x3650 offers unprecedented performance and reliability. The x3650 delivers rack-dense, quad-core computing power, an impressive 12 DIMM memory design and super-efficient network communication.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:8
BIOS:GGE146BUS - 1.17
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor L5420 2.50 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:6 USB Ports
Serial
3 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:6 IBM  36.4GB 10K 2.5" SAS hot-swap HDD 26K5656 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Keyboard:Cybex® AutoView Commander™ KVM w/PS2-to-USB
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-34.1


Config Notes
1) Hard Disk Configuration: RAID 5.
2) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
3) VM Driver Pack: 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.


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 119648
Checksum: 26ac1b061a7c06cf31fe4505bc66c932

Intel®  Integrated 631xESB / 632xESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 46680
Checksum: d023f0afd755d8755871ba7f8b63c70a

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 143392
Checksum: 34e0e371a60792e16ef8982b1df4fcb3

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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
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