System x3500 (7977-62x)
Network Server
IBM
19 Oct 2006
86520

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®


Product Description
The IBM System x3500 delivers unprecedented performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With up to four-core processor performance at lower power consumption per core, the x3500 offers leading-edge capacity and high-speed I/O scalability. With the x3500 take advantage of virtualization. Deploy an infrastructure with less hardware that supports the same or more applications with lower hardware support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Mid Tower
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:SPE137AUS - 1.37
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5130 2 GHz
RAM:1024 MB
Bus Type:3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
32-bit/33MHz PCI
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:IBM  HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8482B , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
86503

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 140448
Checksum: f0884725d1e5609c21a1bf16848ff2e0

Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 140448
Checksum: f0884725d1e5609c21a1bf16848ff2e0

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 34336
Checksum: ea91034cbd6a119d9c3419b61a5deb53

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 107496
Checksum: b2bd2615abba3cafb94ca06f26335bfc

ATI®  ES1000

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:

http://developer.novell.com/devres/system/policy/exchange.htm

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

IBM
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