NovaScale Blade BL465
Network Server
BULL
04 Aug 2011
135970

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


Product Description
The NovaScale BL465 server is a blade server based on fifth generation server architecture, delivering innovation with enhanced scalability, reliability, and availability features to enable optimal performance for databases, enterprise applications, and virtualized environments. The BL465 supports up to two processors, including the latest generation of Intel Xeon E7-4800 processors. Two BL465 servers can be connected together for a high-performance single image with four processors and up to 512 GB of RAM in a blade form factor.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:0
BIOS:HIE160AUS - v1.60
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon® Processor E7-4870 2.40 GHz
RAM:128 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X1
Video Adapter:Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  73.4GB 10K 3.5 SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.0-81.1


Config Notes
1) Install: PXE boot, OS Installed via network
2) SAS drives were accessed through IBM SAS Expansion card.

Referenced Bulletins
135951

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5709S Dual-Port 1000/2500BASE-X PCI Express Ethernet 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

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: mga_drv.so
File Date: 09-May-2010File Size: 190624
Checksum: febbdb06c6bac590a0a303be395a87d6


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:

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