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8685-21X IBM eServer xSeries 255
Network Server
24 Jul 2002
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
GroupWise(v6) NetWare 5.1
NetWare 6 NetWare Enterprise Web Server(v3.6)
Novell BorderManager(v3.6) Support Pack 1 for NetWare 6
Support Pack 4 for NetWare 5.1 eDirectory (v8.6)

Product Description
The affordable 4-way tower offers extreme versatility, superior performance and outstanding internal scalabilty. Ultra-versatile and simple-to-set-up 7U chassis; available as a rack or tower. Powered by up to four next-generation Intel® Xeon¿ MP processors at 1.4GHz, 1.5GHz or 1.6GHz. Supports up to 12GB PC1600 DDR ECC SDRAM Chipkill¿ Memory for delivering high performance and reliability. Up to 880GB of internal storage provides outstanding headroom for a 4-way capable system. Designed to support Ultra320 capability with qualified Ultra320 hard disk drives and Ultra320 RAID controllers when available, maximizing datatransfer rates, increasing system performance while providing long-life. IT investment protection Hot Spare Memory, built on the eLiza¿ principal of self-management, increases system availability by protecting the server and data from memory failures.

Test Configuration
Product/Model/Rev8685-21X IBM eServer xSeries 255 /8685 /Rev. 3Rx
CD-ROM Drive IBM 48X max-20X min CD-ROM / CAV (ATAPI) / bootable
CPU4 Intel Xeon (tm) MP; Cache Size 512 KB; 1.5 GHz
Hard Disk Drive 06P5768 IBM 36.4GB 15K Ultra160 SCSI Hot-Swap SL
Host Bus Adapter Adaptec Integrated AIC-7899; Wide UltraSCSI
06P5736 IBM ServeRAID 4Mx Ultra160 SCSI controller; PCI; BIOS 4.70.17; Channels 2; Chipset LSI53C1010-33; Firmware 4.70.17; Ultra2SCSI LVD; Version 1
IBM On-Board ATA-100 EIDE Controller
Video Adapter ATI Technologies ATI RAGE XL; 4 MB; SVGA
Bus Type 1 32-bit/33MHz PCI
6 PCI-X 64-bit/100MHz
Computer TypeSuper Server
Floppy Type1.44 MB
Mother Board Revisiona
RAM1024 MB
System Test Kit Version2

Product File Specifications
PSM Driver(s):
File Name Version SizeDate
MPS14.PSMV2.0746026 bytes 26-Nov-2001

Adapters and drivers used in testing
Adapter Driver Type File Name Date Size
06P5736 IBM ServeRAID 4Mx Ultra160 SCSI controller
IPSRAID.HAM 12-Dec-2001 02:31 PM32746
Adaptec Integrated AIC-7899
NWPA ADPT160M.HAM 17-Aug-2001 02:59 PM145051
IBM On-Board ATA-100 EIDE Controller
NWPA IDEATA.HAM 01-Sep-2001 05:11 PM36641
IDEATA.HAM 17-Dec-2001 06:00 PM37828
34L4601 IBM Netfinity 10/100 Eternet Security Adapter (US triple DES)
C HSM v1.11 CE100B.LAN 01-Aug-2001 04:17 AM86957
IBM 16/4 Token-Ring PCI Management Adapter
32-bit ODI ASM IBMTRPO.LAN 20-Oct-1999 02:47 AM97225
Broadcom Corporation Integrated BCM 5703 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
C HSM v1.11 B57.LAN 22-Mar-2002 04:23 PM106299
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
C HSM v1.11 CE100B.LAN 01-Aug-2001 04:17 AM86957

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:

IBM Help Center
3039 Cornwallis Rd,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Toll Free: (800) 772-2227
Website: www.ibm.com
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