IBM eServer BladeCenter HS40 8839-41X
Network Server
11 Jul 2005

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Standard Server 8
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 8 for x86     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 8

Product Description
Enterprise-class performance and availability for mission-critical applications. The IBM® BladeCenter HS40 is an excellent platform for commerce, database, and ERP/CRM applications, as well next-generation network applications requiring high performance and scalability. These include control plane (VoIP/softswitch), and transport plane (I/O/gateways) as well as value-add, business support and operations support applications. It's also ideal for server consolidation, where simplification and collapsing datacenter complexity are a priority.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:1
CPU:4 Intel®  Xeon® 2.80 GHz
RAM:2048 MB
Bus Type:64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
Video Adapter:ATI®  Integrated Radeon VE QY
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  Integrated 53C1030 , Ultra320 SCSI
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  32P0726 IBM 36.4GB 10K Ultra320 SCSI Hot-Swap SL HDD , Ultra320 SCSI
Floppy Type:USB 1.44
USB Floppy:Teac FD-05PUB USB I/F
USB Keyboard:IBM PPC I/F
Test Kit:System Test Kit 4.1.5

Config Notes
SLES8-SP4: Integrated Intel nics require updated driver e1000-new which is available in SP4.
SLES8-SP4 x86: System must be installed per IBM documentaion for proper operation.
SLES8-SP4 x86: Integrated SCSI Raid 1 functionality was tested in this configuration.

Adapters and Drivers
Intel®  Integrated 82546EB
Intel®  Integrated 82545GM
LSI Logic®  Integrated 53C1030
ATI®  Integrated Radeon VE QY

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