NovaScale Blade BL465
Network Server
BULL
04 Aug 2011
135976

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64 & Intel64     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 10


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: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.
3) System configured as 2-node scalable partition.

Referenced Bulletins
135950

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5709S Dual-Port 1000/2500BASE-X PCI Express Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 18-Mar-2011File Size: 224440
Checksum: 7f09c2163ed8665f9b349b7d775151c0

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 18-Mar-2011File Size: 93904
Checksum: aaa4a851751d4fe198683ef91694f133

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: mga_drv.so
File Date: 16-Feb-2011File Size: 173128
Checksum: 8ebfc17a3c242bbbf0e8881cb3c825c9


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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