NovaScale Blade BL465
Network Server
BULL
04 Aug 2011
135975

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 4 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
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:4 Intel®  Xeon® Processor E7-4870 2.40 GHz
RAM:256 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:2 IBM  50GB 1.8 inch NHS SSD , Serial ATA (SATA)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.0-81.1


Config Notes
1) System configured as 2-node scalable partition .
2) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
3) Current kernel and KVM maintenance updates were installed on host for testing.
4) Current kernel maintenance update was installed on SLE11SP1 guests to provide updated virtio drivers.
5) KVM Guest: The SLE10SP4 guest was configured with virtual e1000 NICs.

Referenced Bulletins
135922

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: 118904
Checksum: 83e3c316ab2b455fb683a359c97108d2

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 14-Apr-2011File Size: 105416
Checksum: 36b1213b34fcf05879014d30f87f03c8

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: mga_drv.so
File Date: 30-May-2011File Size: 190624
Checksum: 06e27bda91a2f86d2f57b3a06b65cea3


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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FRANCE


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