System x3650 (7979-JBx)
Network Server
IBM
27 Apr 2007
88889

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
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:GGE127AUS - 1.04
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor L5320 1.86 GHz
RAM:4096 MB
Bus Type:Serial
4 PCI Express X8
6 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  26k5654 36.4GB 10K 2.5" 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 5 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
88788

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708C)
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: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 18668
Checksum: ecef24d47effb2c67897f1e680d12c2f

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
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