HP ProLiant™ DL385 2.2 GHz
Network Server
Hewlett Packard Company
07 Nov 2005

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64®     Support Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 8

Product Description
Additional Supported Processor Speeds: Model 265 (1.8GHz), 270 (2.0 GHz dual core), 280 (2.4 GHz dual core). For more information please visit http://www.hp.com

Tested Configuration:
Product/Model:HP ProLiant™ DL385 2.2 GHz
CPU:2 AMD  Opteron™ model 275
Hard Disk Drive:2 HP  DG036A8B53, 36 GB, SAS , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Host Bus Adapter:AMD  Integrated AMD 8111 , UltraATA-100
HP  Smart Array P600 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Video Adapter:ATI®  Integrated RAGE™ XL
BIOS:A05 - 06/14/2005
Bus Type:Serial
3 USB Ports
2 64-bit/100MHz PCI-X
64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Floppy Type:NONE
Mother Board Revision:G1
RAM:1024 MB
Test Kit:System Test Kit 4.2.6

Config Notes
NEEDED: kernel boot parameter "acpi=oldboot".
NEEDED: non-SuSE cciss driver updates, see below.
Initial installation must proceed as follows:
+ First, install SLES-8 GA:
* Boot medium: United Linux 1.0 SP3 CD1 (!)
* To Utilize Additionally: SP3 cciss DUD provided by HP (this needs an auxiliary floppy drive, e.g. USB): cpq_cciss-2.4.54-14.ul10.amd64.dd.gz ; md5sum: 3ccddc592ca35ae84e16ab63e841c5ff
+ Second, perform full Update to SP3 (e.g. via Patch CD)
+ Finally, perform Update to SP4:
* Standard Patch-CD or online Update
* System is now temporarily unbootable. Therefore: _Immediately, prior to reboot:_ install SP4 cciss driver update RPM provided by HP (this is supposed to also properly adjust the boot configuration. Check!): cpq_cciss-2.4.56-6.sles8.amd64.rpm ; md5sum: 8151483b81767b24e3091cf2110d3ecc
* Then Reboot, in order to activate the SP4 kernel

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSizeOS Version
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit
AMD  Integrated AMD 8111
HP  Smart Array P600

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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