PowerEdge 2650
Network Server
Dell Incorporated
30 Jun 2004

Tested and Approved with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
  SUSE® Standard Server v8.0
  SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA-32

Product Description
PowerEdge 2650 L

Test Configuration
Product/Model:PowerEdge 2650
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon™ 2.40 GHz
Hard Disk Drive:Seagate®  ST318406LC , Ultra320 SCSI
Hitachi  DK32CJ-36MC , Ultra320 SCSI
Host Bus Adapter:Dell  Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di
Video Adapter:ATI®  RAGE™ XL
BIOS:Dell/Phoenix A04
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Floppy Type:1.44
Mother Board Revision: DELL Dual XEON CPU board PowerEdge 2650
RAM:768 MB
Test Kit:SUSE Certification Suite

Product File Specifications

Config Notes
SLES 8 - SP1 Certified for Kernel 2.4.19-196-64GB-SMP DMA must not be enabled on this host. NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".
SLES 8 - SP3 NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".
SL Standard Server 8 - SP3 NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot". 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.
SLES 7 Certified for: Kernel 2.4.18 + Patch-CD2 Kernel 2.4.18 + Patch-CD3 Obligatory: use aacraid update-driver-disk from our Maintenance Web. 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 NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSizeNetWare Version
Dell  Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di
Broadcom®  Broadcom(R) BCM5701KHB

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