PowerEdge 8450
Network Server
Dell Computer Corporation
8 Sep 2000
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
GroupWise(v5.5) NDS eDirectory
NetWare 5 NetWare 5.1
Netscape Enterprise Server for NetWare(v3) Novell BorderManager v2.1.0
Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS)(v2.1) Support Pack 1.0a for Netware 5.1
Support Pack 5.0 for NetWare 5

Product Description
The PowerEdge 8450 represents the highest performance in an industry-standard server from Dell with up to eight IntelŪ PentiumŪ III Xeon processors and up to 32GB of ECC memory capacity. Four-peer PCI buses and 10 64-bit PCI slots (4 at 66MHz) provide plenty of I/O bandwidth. Intel's Profusion chipset keeps the data moving with its advanced crossbar switch architecture.

Approved for use as a NetWare Enhanced Security Server (NetWare v4.2)

System realtime clock and BIOS support Year 2000.

Test Configuration
Product/Model/RevPowerEdge 8450/700MHz/Rev. A03
CD-ROM Drive Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. SC-140; EIDE; Spin Rate 40x
CPU8 Intel Pentium(r) III Xeon(tm); 700 MHz
Hard Disk Drive IBM 9.10GB Wide Ultra SCSI LVDS 10K RPM Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive
Host Bus Adapter LSI Logic, Inc. 53C896
Embedded IDE, Intel 82371AB PCI Bus Master (PIIX4)
Video Adapter Cirrus Logic Cirrus CL-GD5446; 1 MB; SVGA
Bus Type 10 PCI
Computer TypeRack Mount
Floppy Type1.44 MB
Mother Board RevisionA00
RAM4096 MB
System Test Kit VersionK

Product File Specifications
PSM Driver(s):
File Name Version SizeDate
MPS14.PSM2.02l45388 bytes 21-Dec-1999

Adapters and drivers used in testing
Adapter Driver Type File Name Date Size
Embedded IDE, Intel 82371AB PCI Bus Master (PIIX4)
NWPA IDEATA.HAM 25-Aug-1998 05:48 AM23318
LSI Logic, Inc. Integrated Symbios Inc. SYM53C896
SYMHINW.HAM 09-Dec-1999 04:08 AM129266
3Com 3C980C-TXM EtherLink Server 10/100 PCI
32-bit ODI C 3C980.LAN 14-Oct-1999 09:47 AM57023
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Server Adapter
32-bit ODI C CE100B.LAN 31-Jan-2000 11:36 AM70016
Eicon Technology Corporation Eiconcard P92
Communications P92.LAN 09-Dec-1998 11:37 AM67831

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

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