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Intel® Server Board

SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2-D2

Tested Hardware and Operating

System List

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Revision History Intel® Server Board SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2-D2

 

 

 

Revision History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

Date

Number

Modifications

 

 

August 2004

1.0

Initial Draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September, 7

1.1

Added several cards and removed [ ] limitation from several cards that had

 

 

2004

 

limited testing. Removed Adaptec ASR 3410S,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28th,

1.2

Added support for the Intel® SRCZCRX MROMB card. Removed reference

 

 

2004

 

to the unsupported Intel® SRCZCR MROMB card.

 

 

October 14th,

1.3

Added support for 3 PCI-Express cards.

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

October 22,

1.4

Added support for the Intel® SRCU42E PCI-Express Card.

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 3,

1.5

Removed Advanced IMM reference which isn’t shipping yet.

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 9th,

1.6

Added Fujitsu hard-drives.

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

1.9

Added the supported OSes and APs on SE7520BD2-DDR2 SKUs

 

 

25th,2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19th, 2006

2.0

Added RHEL4.0+UP4 OS into THOL as the last time OS refreshment

 

 

 

 

Added newly supported hard drives

 

 

 

 

Added newly supported adapters

 

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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 2004. All rights reserved.

Intel, the Intel logo, and EtherExpress 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 SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2-D2

Table of Contents

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

1

1.1

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

1

1.1.1

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

1

1.1.2

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

2

1.2

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

3

2.

Intel® Server Board SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2D2 Base System Configurations

............. 1

3.

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

 

2

 

3.1

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

 

3

4.

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

 

5

 

4.1

PCI RAID .........................................................................................................................

 

6

 

4.2

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

 

7

 

4.4

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

 

8

 

4.5

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

 

9

 

4.6

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

 

10

 

4.7

USB/PS2 Devices..........................................................................................................

 

10

 

4.8

CDROM Drives ..............................................................................................................

 

10

 

4.9

DVD Drives ....................................................................................................................

 

11

 

4.10

Tape Drives ................................................................................................................

 

12

 

4.11

Removable Drives ......................................................................................................

 

13

 

4.12

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

 

13

5.

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

 

15

6.

Installation Guidelines .............................................................

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1.Introduction

This document is intended to provide users of the Intel® server board SE7520BD2 / SE7520BD2D2 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 SE7520BD2/ SE7520BD2D2 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 SE7520BD2/ SE7520BD2D2 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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Intel will go through some of the steps to achieve certification to ensure its customers do not run across any problems, but the actual certification is the responsibility of the individual customer.

For operating systems, adapter cards, and peripherals not listed in this document, there is no support commitment. Intel will consider support requests on a case-by-case basis.

1.2Pass/Fail Test Criteria

For each operating system, adapter, and peripheral configuration, a test passes if specific criteria are met. Specific configurations may have had particular characteristics that were addressed on a case-by-case basis. In general, a configuration passes testing if the following conditions are met:

The operating system installed without error.

-Manufacturer’s installation instructions or Intel’s best-known methods were used for the operating system installation.

-No extraordinary workarounds were required during the operating system installation.

-The server system behaved as expected during and after the operating system installation.

-Application software installed and executed normally.

Hardware compatibility tests ran to completion without error.

Test software suites executed successfully

-Test and data files were created in the correct directories without error.

-Files copied from client to server and back compare to the original with zero errors reported.

-Clients remain connected to the server system.

-Industry standard test suites run to completion with zero errors reported.

All Intel® server board SE7520BD2/ SE7520BD2D2 testing was performed using the Intel® server chassis SC5300 and SC5275-E.

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Intel® Server Board SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2-D2 Intel® Server Board SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2D2 Base System Configurations

2.Intel® Server Board SE7520BD2/SE7520BD2D2 Base System Configurations

The following table lists the base system configurations tested. Base system configurations will change as new revisions of the Intel® server board SE7520BD2/ SE7520BD2D2 are released and/or new system BIOS and BMC firmware are cut onto the board in the factory. Each base system configuration is assigned an identifier number that is referenced in the tables throughout this document. New base system configurations are added with each new release of this document.

Intel will only provide support for adapters and peripherals under the specified base system configuration and operating systems versions with which they were tested.

 

Base System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMC

 

SC5300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PBA

 

 

 

 

Firmware

 

HSC

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration

 

 

Board Type

 

 

 

 

BIOS Revision

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

 

 

 

Revision

 

Firmware

 

 

 

 

Identifier #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(mBMC)

 

Revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE7520BD2S

 

C44686-

 

Production

Ver 22

 

Ver 1.09

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

(4 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSI

701

 

 

Release 9.00

(2.40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C44688-

 

Production

Ver 22

 

Ver 1.09

 

 

 

2

 

 

SE7520BD2V

 

 

(4 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

701

 

 

Release 9.00

(2.40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE7520BD2S

 

C44689-

 

Production

Ver 22

 

Ver 1.09

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

(4 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATA

701

 

 

Release 9.00

(2.40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE7520BD2S

 

D10350-

 

Production

Ver 22

 

Ver 1.09

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

(4 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSID2

302

 

 

Release 3.00,

(2.40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE7520BD2V

 

D10351-

 

Production

Ver 22

 

Ver 1.09

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

(4 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

D2

303

 

 

Release 3.00,

(2.40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE7520BD2

 

D10352-

 

Production

Ver 22

 

Ver 1.09

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

(4 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAD2

302

 

 

Release 3.00,

(2.40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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