Intel Board SE7520BB2 User Manual

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Intel® Server Board

SE7520BB2

Tested Hardware and Operating

System List

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Enterprise Platforms and Services Marketing

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Disclaimers

Disclaimers

THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF ANY PROPOSAL, SPECIFICATION, OR SAMPLE.

Information in this document is provided in connection with Intel® products. No license, express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted by this document. Except as provided in Intel's Terms and Conditions of Sale for such products, Intel assumes no liability whatsoever, and Intel disclaims any express or implied warranty, relating to sale and/or use of Intel products including liability or warranties relating to fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, or infringement of any patent, copyright or other intellectual property right. Intel products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, or life sustaining applications.

Intel retains the right to make changes to its test specifications at any time, without notice.

The hardware vendor remains solely responsible for the design, sale and functionality of its product, including any liability arising from product infringement or product warranty.

Copyright © Intel Corporation 2006. All rights reserved.

Intel, the Intel logo, Pentium, Xeon and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

*Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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Table of Contents Intel® Server Board SE7520BB2

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ..........................................................................................................................

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1.1

Test Overview..........................................................................................................

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1.1.1

Basic Installation Testing .........................................................................................

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1.1.2

Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress Testing ............................................

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1.2

Pass/Fail Test Criteria .............................................................................................

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Intel® Server Board SE7520BB2 Base System Configurations

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Supported Operating Systems............................................................................................

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3.1

Operating System Certifications ............................................................................

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Adapters and Peripherals..................................................................................................

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4.1

PCI SATA RAID.....................................................................................................

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4.2

PCI SCSI RAID......................................................................................................

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PCI SCSI ...............................................................................................................

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PCI Fiber Channel .................................................................................................

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PCI NIC..................................................................................................................

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Modems .................................................................................................................

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Human Interface Devices ......................................................................................

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CD R/RW Drives....................................................................................................

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DVD ± R/RW Drives...............................................................................................

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Removable Devices...............................................................................................

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KVM .......................................................................................................................

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Video Controller .....................................................................................................

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Hard Disk Drives.................................................................................................................

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Introduction

1.Introduction

This document is intended to provide users of the Intel® server board SE7520BB2 with a guide to the different operating systems, adapter cards, and peripherals tested by Intel on this platform.

This document will continue to be updated as new adapters, peripherals, and operating systems are tested or until the Intel® server board SE7520BB2 is no longer in production. Each new release of the document will present updated information as well as continue to provide the information from previous releases.

Intel will only provide support for those adapters and peripherals under the specified system configuration (System BIOS and Firmware revisions) and operating systems versions with which they were tested.

1.1Test Overview

Testing performed on the Intel® server board SE7520BB2 is classified under two separate categories: Basic Installation Testing, and Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress Testing.

1.1.1Basic Installation Testing

Basic installation testing is performed with each supported operating system. Basic installation testing validates that the server board can install the operating system and that the base hardware feature set is functional. A small set of peripherals is used for installation purposes only. No add-in adapter cards are tested. Testing includes network connectivity and running of proprietary and industry standard test suites.

The latest version of an operating system signifies the latest supported version at the time of the actual test run. Each new release of this document may have a newly supported release of a given operating system. Previous releases of a supported operating system may not be tested beyond the basic installation test process.

1.1.1.1Support Commitment for Basic Installation Testing

Intel commits to provide the following level of customer support for operating systems that receive only basic installation testing:

Intel will provide and test operating system drivers for each of the server board’s integrated controllers, provided that the controller vendor has a driver available upon request. Vendors will not be required by Intel to develop drivers for operating systems that they do not already support. This may limit the functionality of certain server board integrated controllers.

Intel will support customer issues that involve installation and/or functionality of operating system with the server board’s integrated controllers only if a driver has been made available.

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Intel will NOT provide support for issues related to use of any add-in adapters or peripherals installed in the server system when an operating system that received basic installation testing only is in use.

Support is defined as assistance in root causing issues, and determining a customer acceptable resolution to the issue associated with the operating system. The resolution may include, but is not limited to, on-board controller driver changes, engaging the vendor for resolution, BIOS changes, firmware changes, or determining a customer acceptable workaround for the issue.

1.1.2Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress Testing

Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress testing is performed only on the most current release of a supported operating system at the time of a given validation run. The Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress testing process consists of three areas: Base Platform, Adapter Compatibility, and Stress.

Base Platform: Each base platform will successfully install a given operating system, successfully run a disk stress test, and successfully run a network stress test.

Adapter Compatibility: Adapter compatibility validation (CV) testing uses test suites to gain an accurate view of how the server performs with a wide variety of adapters under the primary supported operating systems. These tests are designed to show hardware compatibility between the cards and the server platform and include functional testing only. No heavy stressing of the systems or the cards is performed for CV testing.

Stress Testing: This test sequence uses configurations that include add-in adapters in all available slots, (depending on chassis used) for a minimum 72-hour test run without injecting errors. Each configuration passes an installation test, a Network/Disk Stress test, and tape backup test. Any fatal errors that occur will require a complete test restart.

1.1.2.1Support Commitment for Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress Testing

Intel commits to provide the following level of customer support for operating systems that receive Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility and Stress testing:

Intel will provide support for customer issues with these operating systems involving installation and/or functionality of the server board with or without the adapters and peripherals listed in this document as having been tested under the particular operating system.

Support is defined as assistance in root causing issues, and determining a customer acceptable resolution to the issue associated with the operating system. The resolution may include, but is not limited to, on-board controller driver changes, engaging the vendor for resolution, BIOS changes, firmware changes, or determining a customer acceptable workaround for the issue.

Intel will provide and test operating system drivers for each onboard video, network, and storage controller.

Intel will enable vendors to provide driver support for add-in adapters using these operating systems.

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