VMware ESX Server v3.0
Network Server
VMware, Inc.
02 Oct 2007

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9

Product Description
VMware ESX Server is the foundation for dynamic, self-optimizing IT infrastructure. ESX Server is a robust, production-proven virtualization layer that abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources into multiple virtual machines. ESX Server allows IT organizations to increase hardware utilization and dramatically decrease capital and operating cost by sharing hardware resources across a large number of virtual machines that run side-by-side on the same server. Improving service levels even to the most resource-intensive applications, ESX Server provides advanced resource management, high availability, and security features that deliver the highest levels of performance, scalability and robustness required for enterprise IT environments.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Virtual Machine
Mother Board Revision:VMware Virtual Platform(Based on Intel 440BX Desktop Reference Platform)
BIOS:Phoenix Technologies LTD - 6.00 3/17/2006
CPU:2 AMD  Opteron™ model 252
Bus Type:Parallel Port
Video Adapter:VMware®  Virtual SVGA II
Host Bus Adapter:VMware®  Virtual IDE Device for SUSE Linux , IDE
VMware®  Virtual SCSI LSI Logic Device for SUSE Linux , SCSI
Hard Disk Drive:VMware®  Virtual Hard Disk rev:1.0 (SCSI) , SCSI
CD/DVD:VMware®  Virtual IDE CDR00 1.00
Floppy Type:1.44
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28

Config Notes
VMware Tools for Linux Installed. See VMware's SLES 9 Installation Guide for mode details: http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/guestos_susesles9.html

Adapters and Drivers
VMware®  Virtual SVGA II
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: vmware_drv.so
File Date: 20-Sep-2007File Size: 49548
Checksum: e0cd22d886d25ad0c60066dc4cd4ff5b

VMware®  Virtual LAN Device 0
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 156850
Checksum: 83f0b102214b7e7364e9a93c9e7d6633

VMware®  Virtual IDE Device for SUSE Linux
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 1650786
Checksum: e1de14e2ab88f20670c30c8b26e8ae0a

VMware®  Virtual SCSI LSI Logic Device for SUSE Linux
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptspi.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 15523
Checksum: 76499f49dac50087b6d3c58eb95b30a9

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:


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