System x3500 (7977-J2x)
Network Server
IBM
02 Jan 2008
95189

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

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 


Product Description
The IBM System x3500 delivers unprecedented performance and reliability for demanding distributed environments that rely on 24x7 availability of mission-critical applications. With up to eight-core processor performance at lower power consumption per core, the x3500 offers leading-edge capacity and high-speed I/O scalability. A long-life platform with 24-month availability, the x3500 minimizes deployment and support concerns. With the x3500 take advantage of virtualization. Deploy an infrastructure with less hardware that supports the same—or more—applications with lower hardware support costs.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Tower
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:SPE162AUS - 1.62
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5420 2.50 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:32-bit/33MHz PCI
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
3 PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
LSI Logic®  LSISAS1068E , Serial SCSI (SAS)
IBM  ServeRAID 8k , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:4 IBM  146 GB 10K 2.5" SFF HOT-SWAP , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:Matsushita  MatshitaDVD-RAM SW-9587S , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.8


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration attached to the 8k controller.

Referenced Bulletins
94997

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 152216
Checksum: c8c42cc2c53bbc71d8f49ed6b1408cef

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 35072
Checksum: 50afaf27507907da31b2636bef0c7bc7

LSI Logic®  LSISAS1068E
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 53184
Checksum: 1255689342cffe202a242e82e27883f4

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 110144
Checksum: 6e844c6e99a8c1fc111db3a8cfc506b3

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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