novascale™ BL265+
Network Server
31 Aug 2011

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86 with XEN     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 10

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2008
  SP:  Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 4 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 4 for SLES 10     Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
* Outstanding performance for virtualization with maximum memory capacity and CPU performance * Improve service with unparalleled RAS features and innovative management * Manage growth and reduce risk on a NovaScale platform with proven stability.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:1
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon® Processor X5670 2.93 GHz
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)
IBM  50GB 1.8 inch NHS SSD , Serial ATA (SATA)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.0-77.1

Config Notes
1) VM Driver Pack: All FV guests were tested with PV drivers installed. The SLE10SP4 drivers are included with SLE10SP4. The Windows 2008 drivers are available from

Referenced Bulletins

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated 5709s NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 08-Feb-2011File Size: 205040
Checksum: 02975a34803a8ad5e6e3a51022524e36

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 08-Feb-2011File Size: 71568
Checksum: e908e642149fbce25c744a1e63c7c6f9

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name:
File Date: 08-Feb-2011File Size: 174712
Checksum: 34ada57de469915d1dc3833aa1f21893

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:

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

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