System x3550 (7978-EDx)
Network Server
IBM
18 Dec 2007
95029

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  NetWare® 6.5     Support Pack 7 for NetWare® 6.5

Other Products:
  Novell Cluster Services™ 1.8    Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 


Product Description
Designed for applications ranging from Web serving to workload consolidation and virtualization, the IBM System x3550 offers high-speed, dual-core and quad-core processors with blazing front-side bus speed. Optimized for exceptional application computing, the x3550 features a highly functional infrastructure that addresses more memory, lowers power consumption and provides dramatic systems performance increases. Standard integrated data protection with hardware RAID and 3.5" SAS hard disk drives keeps your data safe and readily available. Super-efficient network communication and hot-swap redundant power help keep your business humming at lower support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:11
BIOS:1.07
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor X5355 2.66 GHz
RAM:8 GB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:IBM  QLogic 4 Gbps FC Single-Port PCIe HBA For System x , FibreChannel
Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  73.4GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device:IBM  TotalStorage FAStT 700 Storage Server
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Keyboard:IBM USB keyboard
USB Mouse:IBM USB mouse
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.2

Product File Specifications
PSM Driver:
File Name: ACPIDRV.PSMFile Version: 1.5
File Date: 16-Jan-2007File Size: 38029
Checksum: 1.5
File URL:

Config Notes
Due to aacraid driver architecture; a 'scan for devices' command will take 2-3 minutes, and a 'scan all luns' command with take 8-9 minutes to complete. When running NCS, this will result in a node taking ~10 minutes to join a cluster.


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM5708S NetXtreme II GbE controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: BX2.LAN
File Date: 30-Apr-2007File Size: 329072
Checksum:

IBM  QLogic 4 Gbps FC Single-Port PCIe HBA For System x
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: QL2X00.HAM
File Date: 08-Dec-2006File Size: 537315
Checksum:

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: IDEATA.HAM
File Date: 05-May-2007File Size: 106728
Checksum:

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: AACRAID.HAM
File Date: 24-Apr-2006File Size: 88715
Checksum:

ATI®  ES1000

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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