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PowerEdge 2450
Network Server
Dell Computer Corporation
4 Oct 2000
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
GroupWise(v5.5) NDS eDirectory
NetWare(v4.2) NetWare 5
NetWare 5.1 NetWare Enterprise Web Server (v5.10)
Novell BorderManager(v3.5) Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS)(v2.1)
Support Pack 1.0a for Netware 5.1 Support Pack 5.0 for NetWare 5
Support Pack 8 for NetWare 4

Product Description
The rack-optimized PowerEdge 2450 server is designed to maximize performance in a limited space. Packed with next generation technology, the PowerEdge 2450 delivers exceptional performance and availability for the most demanding critical applications. Features include dual-peer PCI architecture, 133MHz front side bus, up to two IntelŪ PentiumŪ III processors (1000 MHz), dual Ultra3 (Ultra160) SCSI technology, optional embedded RAID (PERC 3/Si) and hot-plug redundant power supplies. Dell has added an embedded NIC with load balancing and fail-over support.

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 2450/1000 MHz/Rev. A05
CD-ROM Drive Toshiba XM-7002B
CPU Intel Pentium(r) III; 1000 MHz
Hard Disk Drive IBM 9.10GB Wide Ultra SCSI LVDS 10K RPM Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive
Host Bus Adapter Adaptec Integrated AIC-7899; Ultra2/Ultra160M SCSI
Embedded PCI IDE
RAID Controller Adapter Dell RAID on Mother Board (PERC3/Si)
Video Adapter ATI Rage IIc; BIOS ATI MACH 64 113-61801-101; Graphics Chip RageIIc; 4 MB; SVGA
Bus Type 3 PCI
Computer TypeRack Mount
Floppy Type1.44 MB
Mother Board RevisionA02
System Test Kit VersionK

Adapters and drivers used in testing
Adapter Driver Type File Name Date Size
Embedded PCI IDE
NWPA IDEATA.HAM 09-Jun-1999 03:24 PM20417
Adaptec Integrated AIC-7899
NWPA ADPT160M.HAM 15-Oct-1999 02:27 PM140227
3Com 3C980-TX Fast EtherLink XL Server PCI
32-bit ODI C 3C980.LAN 14-Oct-1999 09:47 AM57023
Intel EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100+ PCI Adapter
32-bit ODI C CE100B.LAN 15-Apr-1999 12:34 PM66213
Integrated Intel(R) 82559 LAN chipset
32-bit ODI C CE100B.LAN 15-Apr-1999 12:34 PM66213
Eicon Technology Corporation EiconCard P92
Communications P92.LAN 11-Nov-1999 12:56 PM68181
Dell RAID on Mother Board (PERC3/Si)
NWPA PERC2.HAM 29-Feb-2000 06:01 PM53994

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:

Dell Computer Corporation
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX, 78682
Voice: 512-338-4400
Toll Free: 800-BUY-DELL
Fax: 512-728-3653
Website: http://www.dell.com
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