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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
CPU2 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

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 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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