SGI® Altix® 3300
Network Server
30 Jun 2004

Tested and Approved with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 8 for Intel® Itanium® Processor Family

Product Description
SGI® Altix® 3300

Test Configuration
Product/Model:SGI® Altix® 3300
CD/DVD:Matsushita Electric Works Ltd.  SR-8588 , ATAPI
CPU:16 Intel®  Itanium® 2 1.3 GHz
Hard Disk Drive:2 Seagate  ST336753LC , Ultra320 SCSI
7 Seagate  ST336753FC , FibreChannel
Host Bus Adapter:QLogic  QLA2310 / QLA2310F 64-Bit Fibre Channel Adapter. , FibreChannel
SGI  IO9 (Qlogic ISP 12160A) , Ultra160 SCSI
BIOS:EFI Spec Rev. 1.02, Vendor SGI®, Rev. 12.38; SAL Spec Rev. 2.09, SAL_A Rev 3.13, SAL_B Rev 3.13; PAL_A Rev 7.31, PAL_B Rev 7.59, PAL_B Rev 5.37
Test Kit:SUSE Certification Suite

Config Notes
SLES 8 - SP3 (IPF) NEEDED: Boot medium for initial installation: United Linux 1.0 SP3 CD. Used installation via VNC (see SLES-8 documentation) and local DVD-ROM drive. NEEDED: Kernel boot parameter "hwprobe=-bios" to prevent hardware probing tools from crashing the system.
Mass Storage: 1 SGI® TP9100 (D-brick2) in FC-AL technology, equipped with: 2 FC loops including one Fibre Channel Controller each 7x SGI® ST373453FC, FC hard drive, 73 GByte, showing up as Ultra-320 SCSI drives

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSizeOS Version
QLogic  QLA2310 / QLA2310F 64-Bit Fibre Channel Adapter.
SGI  IO9 (Qlogic ISP 12160A)
8 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5701 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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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