BladeCenter HS21 (8853-R2x)
Network Server
IBM
21 Oct 2010
133972

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 3 for SLES 10     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
Features high-performance Intel® Xeon® Processors. 1GB standard memory per blade. Two 1-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:BCE143AUS-1.19
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor X5260 3.33 GHz
RAM:8 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:IBM  15.8GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive , Serial ATA (SATA)
IBM  73.4GB 10K 2.5 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-34.1


Config Notes
1) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
2) KVM: SLES 11 SP1 kernel update 20100920 was used in SLES 11 SP1 guests to provide updated virtio_nic drivers.
3) KVM: SLES 10 SP3 guest was configured with virtual e1000 nics.

Referenced Bulletins
133872

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 118712
Checksum: 310235af077333686b82d4999c00a232

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 20-May-2010File Size: 104480
Checksum: d10fc288bccf2085b063ce9ad8f72687

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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