System x3500 (7977-A2x)
Network Server
IBM
23 Jan 2008
95584

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
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 E5405 2.0 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.

Referenced Bulletins
95495

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 166288
Checksum: 261ce4e2aa8b7a3f83d9d9244c43c51e

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

LSI Logic®  LSISAS1068E
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 49456
Checksum: aa5d1ad1858de6de4d9ab5799d45c3e9

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

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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