eServer BladeCenter LS41 (7972-8Bx)
Network Server
IBM
09 Oct 2007
91970

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® with XEN     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 10

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 10
  SLES 10 for AMD64 & EM64T
    Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 10
  Windows 2003 Server R2
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003

Product Description
* Features up to four high-performance, AMD Dual-Core Opteron processors * Up to two internal SAS hard disk drives * 2GB standard/64GB maximum memory per blade * Two TOE-enabled Gigabit Ethernet controllers standard, with load-balancing and failover features * Expansion capabilities for Fibre Channel, Ethernet, Myrinet and InfiniBand

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:3
BIOS:1.04
CPU:4 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 8222 3.0 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064 PCI-X Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:IBM  36.4GB 10K 2.5" SAS hot-swap HDD 26K5656 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.2


Config Notes
Windows Server 2003 R2 : Virtual Machine used the Virtual Machine Driver Pack (VMDP) which can be downloaded from the following URL: http://download.novell.com
SLES-10-SP1 Xen(x86_64): LVM was used to create block storage for VMs.


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5706c)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 151008
Checksum: af71859591fa25d4382512497ff510d3

LSI Logic®  SAS1064 PCI-X Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 40896
Checksum: 3ccb32081eab5ea92a8b2116be5a4d5b

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 20-Sep-2006File Size: 2178256
Checksum: a4ebe7953fef8787e8a02230fd963802


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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