PowerEdge 4600
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 Enterprise Server 7 for IA-32
  SUSE® Linux Standard Server 8

Product Description
PowerEdge 4600

Test Configuration
Product/Model:PowerEdge 4600
CD/DVD:Teac®  CD-224E
CPU:2 Intel®  Xeon™ 2.40 GHz
Hard Disk Drive:Seagate  ST318406LC , Ultra320 SCSI
Host Bus Adapter:Dell  PERC 3/Di , Ultra3SCSI
AIC7890 , SCSI-2
Adaptec  AIC7899 Ultra160 , Ultra3SCSI
ServerWorks  CSB5 , Enhanced ATA/IDE
Video Adapter:ATI®  RAGE™ XL
BIOS:Dell/Phoenix A06
Computer Type:Tower
Floppy Type:1.44
Mother Board Revision: DELL Dual XEON CPU borad PowerEdge 4600
Test Kit:SUSE Certification Suite

Product File Specifications

Config Notes
SLES 7 * Certified for: o Kernel 2.4.18 + Patch-CD2 o Kernel 2.4.18 + Patch-CD3 * The aacraid module is not loaded automatically by YaST2. Possible solution: choose manual installation, load the module manually and continue with YaST2. * After the installation of Patch CD2/CD3: make sure that the "alias eth1" 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". SLES 8 - SP2a * 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.

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSizeNetWare Version
Dell  PERC 3/Di
Adaptec  AIC7899 Ultra160
ServerWorks  CSB5
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5700 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Intel®  Integrated 82557

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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