eServer BladeCenter HS21 (8853-G5x)
Network Server
IBM
10 Dec 2007
92551

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:
  eDirectory™ 8.7    Novell® iManager 2.6 
  Novell iPrint 5.0    Novell iFolder® 2.1 
  Apache2 Web Server 2.0 


Product Description
* Features up to two high-performance Dual-Core or Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processors * 1GB standard memory per blade * Two Gigabit Ethernet controllers standard, with load balancing and failover features, up to twelve Ethernet ports per blade optional

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Blade Module
Mother Board Revision:3
BIOS:1.07
CPU:Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5440 2.83 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X1
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 10K 2.5 , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:IBM  BladeCenter USB CD-ROM , USB
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.8


Config Notes
The X86 Installation and testing were done using the Update 2 CD. Please visit the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/i386/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/a0a3e9a72ca54c52ef70c2446c713685
SLES-9-SP3 (i386): 'apic' kernel boot parameter was used to allow network installation.


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 153197
Checksum: 422a3eea00f92bce29c964a405a08722

LSI Logic®  SAS1064E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 40791
Checksum: 89820e2e2bae08d514c0b03814cd82ca

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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