System x3500 (7977-62x)
Network Server
IBM
27 Apr 2007
88903

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
The IBM System x3500 delivers unprecedented performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With up to eight-core processor performance at lower power consumption per core, the x3500 offers leading-edge capacity and high-speed I/O scalability. A long-life platform with 24-month availability, the x3500 minimizes deployment and support concerns. With the x3500 take advantage of virtualization. Deploy an infrastructure with less hardware that supports the same—or more—applications with lower hardware support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:SPE143AUS - 1.43
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5130 2 GHz
RAM:2048 MB
Bus Type:4 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
32-bit/33MHz PCI
Parallel Port
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:IBM  HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8482B , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
#1. Installation and testing were done using the Update 1 cd. Please see the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/x86_64/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/f9d447481900a1403277b2f31c55d93b/SLES-9-SP-3U1-x86-64-RC2-CD1.iso-image
#2. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
88705

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 06-Nov-2006File Size: 150831
Checksum: 814b2c5d7943795da2bd9c1a8ecc644e

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 1743905
Checksum: 15f089aa1f30cb1989ba2773e31794be

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 08-Nov-2006File Size: 143729
Checksum: fd573e624f624d1b51814ebc2d316aff

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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