System x3650 (7979-C1x)
Network Server
IBM
04 Oct 2007
91850

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
For constrained data center environments, the IBM System x3650 offers unprecedented performance and reliability. Optimized for up to eight-core processor performance, the x3650 delivers rack-dense, dual-core or quad-core computing power, an impressive 12 DIMM memory design and super-efficient network communication. Scalable memory and I/O design satisfy high-speed processing and reliability requirements, while integrated RAID safeguards data. Hot-swap power and cooling with Calibrated Vectored Cooling and IBM PowerExecutive help keep your server cool. The result? Run multiple workloads on a two-socket server—without running out of IT funds.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:GGE131AUS - 1.06
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5320 1.86 GHz
RAM:8192 MB
Bus Type:4 PCI Express X8
Serial
6 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:3 IBM  36.4GB 10K 2.5" SAS hot-swap HDD 26K5656 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28


Config Notes
#1. Three (3) - 2.5" inch drives in simple volume (JBOD) configuration.
#2. Installation and testing were done using the Update 2 CD. Please see the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/x86_64/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/a0a3e9a72ca54c52ef70c2446c713685

Referenced Bulletins
91725

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708C NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 164980
Checksum: 784628d978ddf09831b9d59578350e09

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 34320
Checksum: 10110a04b645064fec438534d08898b3

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 08-Nov-2006File Size: 143729
Checksum: fd573e624f624d1b51814ebc2d316aff

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
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