NovaScale Blade BL465
Network Server
BULL
04 Aug 2011
135971

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
  SP:  Service Pack 2 for 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
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:3
BIOS:HIE142VUS-1.40
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon® Processor E7-4870 2.40 GHz
RAM:64 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:IBM  3.5-inch 300GB 15K SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
2 IBM  50GB 1.8 inch NHS SSD , Serial ATA (SATA)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.0-81.1


Config Notes
1) Maint kernel(4376) and Xen update(4129) were installed for testing.
2) 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.
3) System configured as 1-node scalable partition.
4) 300GB SAS drive was accessed through IBM SAS Expansion card.

Referenced Bulletins
135526

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5709S Dual-Port 1000/2500BASE-X PCI Express Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 14-Apr-2011File Size: 119872
Checksum: 506b2e6336c624aba953479446674837

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 14-Apr-2011File Size: 105880
Checksum: 87c5c0f93702abdb4c6f36c3291fff97

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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