NovaScale Blade BL465
Network Server
BULL
04 Aug 2011
135977

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

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows 2003 Server R2
  SP:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 4 for SLES 10     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 4 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized

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) System configured as 2-node scalable partition
2) Install: PXE boot, OS Installed via network
3) System was booted with the following parameters for certification testing: dom0_mem=5G dom0_max_vcpus=10
4) SAS drives were accessed through IBM SAS Expansion card.

Referenced Bulletins
135949

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: 213872
Checksum: 58a8ebe9877c6b4bb149c2d25f26f04d

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 18-Mar-2011File Size: 81616
Checksum: 85fde38b24f9bef2fe57d986567d3552

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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