System x3650 (7979-A2x)
Network Server
IBM
27 Feb 2007
88213

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9


Product Description
For constrained data center environments, the IBM System x3650 offers unprecedented performance and reliability. Optimized for up to eight-core processor performance, the x3650 delivers rack-dense, dual-core or quad-core computing power, an impressive 12 DIMM memory design and super-efficient network communication. Scalable memory and I/O design satisfy high-speed processing and reliability requirements, while integrated RAID safeguards data. Hot-swap power and cooling with Calibrated Vectored Cooling and IBM PowerExecutive help keep your server cool. The result? Run multiple workloads on a two-socket server—without running out of IT funds.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:GGE123AUS - 1.03
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5335 2 GHz
RAM:4096 MB
Bus Type:4 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  Integrated RN50
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  36.4GB 10K 2.5" SAS hot-swap HDD 26K5656 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.
#2. SLES9 SP3, x86-64, aacraid.ko is an updated driver. Please see the following URL for the latest, supported version - http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-RAID&brandind=5000008

Referenced Bulletins
88074

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708c)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 167589
Checksum: 7b5ff40132c0e922a05292b034608bc5

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 34320
Checksum: 10110a04b645064fec438534d08898b3

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 09-Mar-2006File Size: 138752
Checksum: 0c708b661e682b5588c42484276ea3bb

ATI®  Integrated RN50

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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