System x3500 (7977-M2x)
Network Server
IBM
15 Jan 2008
95457

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86 with XEN     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 10

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  Windows 2003 Server R2
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Fully Virtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 10
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 10

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:Refresh 5 planar
BIOS:SPE162AUS - 1.62
CPU:2 Intel®  Quad-Core Xeon® Processor E5440 2.83 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:Serial
Parallel Port
4 USB Ports
3 PCI Express X8
2 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X
32-bit/33MHz PCI
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
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.2.1-0.1


Config Notes
#1. Drives are in a RAID 5 configuration.
#2. Windows Server 2003 R2 : Virtual Machine used the Virtual Machine Driver Pack (VMDP) which can be downloaded from the following URL: http://download.novell.com


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 132256
Checksum: 3afb3945527575a70129e21f3fca8f43

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: piix.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 20108
Checksum: 4ee8b97252093372a0bb5e14cac52678

LSI Logic®  LSISAS1068E
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 36136
Checksum: 6dd8cd00c364614eb96f1da3e084f199

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 80224
Checksum: 589f712ba58fabded8f375da535ddfcc

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 282956
Checksum: 30583d3acb547010951fd988b65fdf87


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:
www.ibm.com