System x3550 (7978-A1x)
Network Server
IBM
27 Apr 2007
88887

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
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 3.5" 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:GFE123AUS - 1.03
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5310 1.60 GHz
RAM:8192 MB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
4 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.
SLES 10 (x86): 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/

Referenced Bulletins
88777

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Dec-2006File Size: 141746
Checksum: eda40865783749389719357170dd70aa

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 19536

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 78052
Checksum: 5b1cb3d397801b5890d1ce5a2585beae

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