System x3650 (7979-3Ax)
Network Server
IBM
20 Nov 2007
92379

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 10

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 


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:GGE130BUS v1.06
CPU:2 Intel®  Dual-Core Xeon® Processor 5120 1.86 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:4 PCI Express X8
6 USB Ports
Serial
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:6 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 6.1.0-0.28


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
91580

Adapters and Drivers
Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708C)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 149760
Checksum: e90a2296e3a1edb2a0d9a7bc65555dbe

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ata_piix.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 36840
Checksum: b83231d7349b915e094ac309fd885c5b

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 84632
Checksum: 3d1f2e08cc5fd5cf4c8e93f6c9d8e09a

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
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