Egenera /pBlades 1.6 GHz
Network Server
03 Nov 2004

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 8 for x86     Support Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 8

Product Description
Within the BladeFrame® and BladeFrame ES systems, Processing Blades provide the processing capacity needed to run applications. To accommodate a range of customer requirements, Egenera offers both two-way SMP and four-way SMP Processing Blade (pBlade™) configurations based on Intel microprocessor technology. The Intel® Xeon™ processor delivers Intel's highest frequency for dual-processor servers. In addition, the Intel® Xeon™ processor MP brings industry-leading compute power to Egenera's four-way Processing Blades to run enterprise-class applications such as databases, middleware, media servers and business intelligence.

Tested Configuration:
Product/Model:Egenera /pBlades 1.6 GHz
CD/DVD:Pioneer  DVD-ROM 305 , ATAPI
CPU:4 Intel®  Xeon™ MP 1.60 GHz
Hard Disk Drive:Egenera  vSCSI Disk , Ultra320 SCSI
Host Bus Adapter:ServerWorks  Grand Champion™ HE , UltraATA-100
Bus Type:64-bit PCI
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:1.0
RAM:12.0 GB
Test Kit:SUSE Certification Suite

Config Notes
SLES 8 - SP3: Boot medium for initial installation: Tftp-loaded customized boot image based on United Linux 1.0 SP3 CD: Created by Egenera preliminary install script. Installation method via NFS. Immediate update to SP3 auto included in the NFS installation server setup. Gigabit ethernet interface only tested in a 100 MBit network environment.

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSizeOS Version
ServerWorks  Grand Champion™ HE

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

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