eServer BladeCenter HS21 (8853-C1x)
Network Server
IBM
16 Feb 2007
88066

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86 with XEN

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
2   SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized

Product Description
Revolutionary blade form factor delivers flexibility and simplicity for the data center · Integrated System Management Processor, light path diagnostics, and Predictive Failure Analysis® combine to provide powerful management capabilities · IBM Director provides remote management from a single graphical console-helping simplify and automate IT and networking tasks · Easily add or change blades without disrupting the operation of other blades installed in the chassis

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:1
BIOS:1.02
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5320 1.86 GHz
RAM:5120 MB
Bus Type:PCI Express X1
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  36GB Non Hot-Swap 2.5" SFF SAS HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
USB Floppy:IBM BC-2 USB Interface
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
SLES 10 (i386): bnx2 driver version 1.5.1c is required for Xen support. Update available at the following url: http://forgeftp.novell.com/driver-process/pub/update/Broadcom/sle10/ptf/common/i586
SLES 10 (i386): Xen patchset 9763 was installed from support.novell.com
SLES 10 (i386): LVM was used to create block storage for Xen guests.


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Dec-2006File Size: 141746
Checksum: eda40865783749389719357170dd70aa

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 33812
Checksum: 0a6d51f6242ca4639d974b01964110a0

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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