System x3550 (7978-6Ax)
Network Server
IBM
30 Mar 2007
88645

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  Open Enterprise Server     Support Pack 2 for Open Enterprise Server
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9

Other Products:
  Novell® iManager 2.5    Novell iFolder® 2.1 
  Novell iPrint 5.0    eDirectory™ 8.7 
  Apache2 Web Server 2.0 


Product Description
Designed for applications ranging from Web serving to workload consolidation and virtualization, the IBM System x3550 offers high-speed, dual-core and quad-core processors with blazing front-side bus speed. Optimized for exceptional application computing, the x3550 features a highly functional infrastructure that addresses more memory, lowers power consumption and provides dramatic systems performance increases. Standard integrated data protection with hardware RAID and 2.5" SAS hard disk drives keeps your data safe and readily available. Super-efficient network communication and hot-swap redundant power help keep your business humming at lower support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:GFE127AUS - 1.04
CPU:Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5150 2.66 GHz
RAM:2048 MB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  Integrated RN50
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6300ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  36GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:Panasonic  UJDA770 , 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 1 configuration.
#2. SLES9 SP3, i386, installation and testing done with Update 1 CD. Please visit the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/i386/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/f9d447481900a1403277b2f31c55d93b/SLES-9-SP-3U1-i386-RC2-CD1.iso-image

Referenced Bulletins
88602

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 03-Nov-2006File Size: 84366
Checksum: 5868806360e6b47a25aebf75dad27ccc

Intel®  Integrated 6300ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 1671815
Checksum: be0855b6358923b03d29678c53787858

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 08-Nov-2006File Size: 100302
Checksum: aac4ed59f97ad566453542ae8eb26340

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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
www.ibm.com