novascale™ BL265+
Network Server
BULL
31 Aug 2011
136177

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64 with XEN     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 11

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows Server 2008
  SP:  Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008     Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  32     Mode:  Paravirtualized
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 11     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

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 SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-13.1


Config Notes
1) All FV guests were tested with PV drivers installed. The SLE11SP1 drivers are included with SLE11SP1. The Windows 2008 drivers are available from http://download.novell.com.
2) Install: OS Installed via USB CD/DVD Drive.

Referenced Bulletins
131823

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated 5709s NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 12-Apr-2010File Size: 119648
Checksum: 0db02386302b52c6b5b0425a2235a9d7

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 12-Apr-2010File Size: 104848
Checksum: 1cdd992fec2792b2eb009e5de03097e8

Matrox®  MGA G200 VE
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: mga_drv.so
File Date: 12-Apr-2010File Size: 190624
Checksum: febbdb06c6bac590a0a303be395a87d6


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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LES Clayes-sous-bois   78340
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