System x3500 (7977-H2x)
Network Server
IBM
12 Jun 2007
89990

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
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:SPE151AUS - 1.51
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5355 2.66 GHz
RAM:16384 MB
Bus Type:3 PCI Express X8
Parallel Port
32-bit/33MHz PCI
2 Serial
4 USB Ports
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:HLDS  GSA-H10N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.24


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
89130

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 23-Apr-2007File Size: 130252
Checksum: fc6368e2d4568325a485f5cd70b07ea5

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 23-Apr-2007File Size: 30352
Checksum: 00757b4c8a61ec34ac2febb0ba6749f6

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 23-Apr-2007File Size: 84632
Checksum: d91a9184241ec11a06d4f16cfdb60a9a

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
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