System x3655 (7985-11x)
Network Server
IBM
12 Jun 2007
90291

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
The IBM System x3655 provides you the confidence to deploy business applications that can help you get to market faster, build better products and better understand your customers. These applications require memory-intensive performance, and the x3655 delivers. With features such as dual-core processors, 16 available DIMMs with up to 64GB of DDR II memory and robust I/O, customers can configure to meet their needs. And IBM PowerExecutive™ delivers advanced control to help monitor power usage and achieve decreased infrastructure power and cooling costs. Grow your compute power without growing your data center. Keep it simple and protect your data with light path diagnostics, hot-swap and redundant components and the optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine. With the x3655, leverage AMD Opteron™ performance and IBM reliability to help improve your competitiveness.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:C2E122AUS - 1.0
CPU:2 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 2210 1.8 GHz
RAM:8192 MB
Bus Type:PCI Express X16
3 PCI Express X8
Serial
4 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Broadcom®  HT-1000 HyperTransport™ SystemI/O™ Controller , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:IBM  73.4GB 10K 2.5 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
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
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 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
89267

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5706c)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Dec-2006File Size: 150253
Checksum: 62266152ded32a6632a29bd9f35822e3

Broadcom®  HT-1000 HyperTransport™ SystemI/O™ Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 03-Jul-2006File Size: 17064
Checksum: ede971e8cd2bc51a77735fa9a5cda09a

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
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
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