System x3550 (7978-BCx)
Network Server
IBM
08 Jan 2008
95327

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
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 E5420 2.50 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:Serial
4 USB Ports
PCI Express X8
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH , IDE
IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L , Serial SCSI (SAS)
Hard Disk Drive:2 IBM  26K5697 36GB 15K 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
95207

Adapters and Drivers
2 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: piix.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 30352
Checksum: 54be11a2a220a3b5aef713532d7db3e1

IBM  ServeRAID 8k-L
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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
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