System x3550 (7978-B4x)
Network Server
IBM
04 Jan 2008
95275

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 4 for SUSE® SLES 9


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:Pass 11
BIOS:GFE134CUS v1.07
CPU:Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5430 2.66 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:2 PCI Express X8
Serial
4 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  36GB 10K 3.5" SAS Hot-swap HDD , Serial SCSI (SAS)
CD/DVD:Panasonic  UJDA770 , IDE
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.0-0.8


Config Notes
Drives are in a RAID 1 configuration.

Referenced Bulletins
95273

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (5708C)
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: bnx2.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 195808
Checksum: 2021804c9f364d4192ea25b69dd7233e

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 1879217
Checksum: 21edd1863c1ac8594cecac3b71ceba52

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 152160
Checksum: 03e36ea2b6a5547554840cac50bd4d65

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 17-Oct-2007File Size: 1743645
Checksum: 7e7a55169a4c55a98acc6d65464d50b8


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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