System x3550 (7978-C4x)
Network Server
IBM
27 Sep 2007
91698

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  Open Enterprise Server     Support Pack 2 for Open Enterprise Server
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9

Other Products:
  Novell® iManager 2.5    Novell iFolder® 2.1 
  Novell iPrint 5.0    eDirectory™ 8.7 
  Apache2 Web Server 2.0 


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 2.5" 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:GFE129BUS - 1.05
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5365 3.0 GHz
RAM:8192 MB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
6 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28


Config Notes
Installation and testing done using the Update 2 cd. Please see the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/i386/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/a0a3e9a72ca54c52ef70c2446c713685

Referenced Bulletins
91650

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 153197
Checksum: 422a3eea00f92bce29c964a405a08722

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 08-Nov-2006File Size: 113550
Checksum: a904821921c10aa514ccf270256a0828

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 1688207
Checksum: f849e3a831f27a6ed5a86f0c31a7115c

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 02-Dec-2005File Size: 1744093
Checksum: 9f310d3b6b7b7ef3022e24e84c5875cb


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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