novascale™ BL265+
Network Server
BULL
31 Aug 2011
136176

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11


Product Description
The BULL novascale BL265+ has been designed specifically for use in virtualized environments. With 18 DIMM slots, the BL265+ allows you to fit more and larger virtual machines per blade. Durable solid-state drives and hardware RAID-0 and -1 provide outstanding reliability when virtualizing multiple workloads on a single blade. An embedded hypervisor enables easy deployment of industry-leading third-party virtualization solutions. Combine the BL265+ with Virtual Fabric for Bull Blade Chassis for a flexible, easy, fast and reliable I/O solution that helps reduce cost and complexity.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:3
BIOS:P9E146VUS-1.07
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon® Processor X5670 2.93 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 10K 3.5 SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
IBM  50GB 1.8 inch NHS SSD , Serial ATA (SATA)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-21.1


Config Notes
1) Install: PXE Boot, OS Installed via Network.
2) SAS hard drives were attached through storage module in Bull Blade Chassis.

Referenced Bulletins
132117

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated 5709s NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 96068
Checksum: c96dbba1fb7751befe54cba4e4e3bcde

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 80240
Checksum: c1275643bb3f5070bd2f7cdb58750194

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: mga_drv.so
File Date: 12-Apr-2010File Size: 200804
Checksum: 3426fe7b896a5fa1de1c5892a962fbe2


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:

BULL
Rue Jean Jaures
LES Clayes-sous-bois   78340
FRANCE


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