PowerEdge 6600
Network Server
Dell Incorporated
30 Jun 2004

Tested and Approved with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
  SUSE® Linux Standard Server 8
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA-32

Product Description
PowerEdge 6600 L

Test Configuration
Product/Model:PowerEdge 6600
CD/DVD:Teac®  CD-224E
CPU:Intel®  Xeon™ MP 1.40 GHz
Hard Disk Drive:2 Seagate®  ST318406LC , Ultra3SCSI
Host Bus Adapter:Dell  PowerEdge Expandable PERC 3/DC , Ultra160 SCSI
Dell  PERC 4/DC RAID Controller , Ultra320 SCSI
ServerWorks  CSB5 , UltraATA-100
Video Adapter:ATI®  RAGE™ XL
BIOS:Dell/Phoenix A05
Computer Type:Tower
Floppy Type:1.44
Mother Board Revision:DELL Quad XEON-MP CPU board PowerEdge 6600; Embedded server management firmware revision 1.50; Primary backplane firmware revision 0.28; Secondary backplane firmware revision 0.28
Test Kit:SUSE Certification Suite

Product File Specifications

Config Notes
SLES 7 Certified for: Kernel 2.4.18 + Patch-CD2 Kernel 2.4.18 + Patch-CD3 The megaraid module is not loaded automaticly by YaST2. Possible solution: choose manual installation, load the module manually and continue with YaST2. Obligatory: use bcm5700 update-driver-disk from our Maintenance Web if you need to install via the network card. After the installation of Patch CD2/CD3: make sure that the "alias ethx" lines in /etc/modules.conf points to the bcm5700 module. Boot config needs to be installed manually.
SLES 8 Valid for: kernel upgrade k_smp-2.4.19-145 from our Maintenance Web. NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".
SLES 8 - SP1 Certified for Kernel 2.4.19-196-64GB-SMP NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".
SLES 8 - SP2a NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".
SLES 8 - SP3 NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot". NEW RAID controller: Dell PERC 4/DC.
SL Standard Server 8 - SP3 NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot". NEW RAID controller: Dell PERC 4/DC. To update your SL Standard Server 8 installation by means of United Linux 1.0 SP3, mount CD 1 of this service pack somewhere and invoke the script /my-mountpoint-of-SP3-CD1/install.sh.

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSizeNetWare Version
Dell  PowerEdge Expandable PERC 3/DC
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5700 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Dell  PERC 4/DC RAID Controller
ServerWorks  CSB5

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually Tested and Approved components may be exchanged for other Tested and Approved components. For more information on swapping Tested and Approved components, please access the following web page:


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