System x3500 (7977-J2x)
Network Server
IBM
23 Jan 2008
95593

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     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 E5420 2.50 GHz
RAM:16 GB
Bus Type:Serial
Parallel Port
4 USB Ports
4 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
95502

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Intergrated BCM 5721Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 143100
Checksum: 6652dfda69b5d1912cfcec7b7fce10bc

Intel®  Integrated 6321ESB ICH
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: PIIX IDE
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 1700506
Checksum: 1de19c3b491ad19b70773edf2a451dcf

LSI Logic®  LSISAS1068E
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: mptsas.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 41796
Checksum: d7e700a1fb5c18c0c66cfad3773235b9

IBM  ServeRAID 8k
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: aacraid.ko
File Date: 10-Dec-2007File Size: 114124
Checksum: 81d76ab1438992db58421c05ccd2cc13

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
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