System x3550 (7978-41x)
Network Server
IBM
06 Jun 2007
89228

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® with XEN

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
2   SLES 10 for AMD64 & EM64T
    Arch:  64     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:GFE127AUS - 1.04
CPU:Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5130 2 GHz
RAM:2048 MB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
Serial
4 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB 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 Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
SLES 10 (x86_64): 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/x86_64 Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
89220

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Dec-2006File Size: 150253
Checksum: 62266152ded32a6632a29bd9f35822e3

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 22048
Checksum: a530e9ab8248c976c102b71c33b2328c

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 96408

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