System x3550 (7978-3Ax)
Network Server
IBM
12 Jun 2007
89715

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 10

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 


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 5120 1.86 GHz
RAM:2 GB
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 6.1.0-0.24


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
89113

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 23-Apr-2007File Size: 137344
Checksum: 84cc4d1b9a16bf603050dd2848665cbc

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 23-Apr-2007File Size: 18064
Checksum: 9f633fcd38c53facb70ea7a18549701a

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 23-Apr-2007File Size: 71688
Checksum: d316a0a323ce17e5d0b32de4238d8a32

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 20-Sep-2006File Size: 2178256


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:
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