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Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U & Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U

Tested Hardware and Operating System List

Revision 1.3

September, 2006

Enterprise Platforms and Services Marketing

Revision History

 

 

 

Revision History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

Date

Number

Modifications

 

 

September 2005

1.0

Initial Release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q106

1.1

RoHS Updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q206

1.2

Supported OS Updates and Certifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2006

1.3

Addition of Suse 9.x SP3 support

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2005. 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

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.

Base System Definitions .....................................................................................................

 

4

3.

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

 

5

 

3.1

Operating Systems Supported but not Tested.........................................................

 

6

 

3.2

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

 

6

4.

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

 

8

 

4.1

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

 

10

 

4.2

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

 

10

 

4.3

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

 

11

 

4.4

PCI MROMB ..........................................................................................................

 

12

 

4.5

PCI Fibre Channel .................................................................................................

 

12

 

4.6

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

 

13

 

4.7

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

 

14

 

4.8

Keyboard/Mouse....................................................................................................

 

14

 

4.9

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

 

15

 

4.10

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

 

16

 

4.11

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

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4.12

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

 

16

 

4.13

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

 

17

5.

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

 

18

6.

Installation Guidelines & Test Notes ................................................................................

 

22

 

6.1

LSI* Add-in RAID Card Option ROM Utility Access Issue .....................................

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Introduction

1.Introduction

This document is intended to provide users of the Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U and the Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U with a list of the operating systems, adapter cards, and peripherals tested by Intel on this server platform. The Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U and the Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U are both integrated using the Intel® Server Board

SE7520JR2.

This document will continue to be updated as new adapters, peripherals, and operating systems are tested or until the Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U and the Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U are 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.

The adapters and peripherals specified in this document may or may not have been tested on all available board/riser combinations that make up the TIGI2U and NSI2U product family. Intel will provide support for the adapters and peripherals listed when used within this family of products.

The Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U and the Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U product families consists of the following server building blocks and integrated systems:

Product Code

Product Description

 

 

TLIA0201

Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U, Server Board SE7520JR2 - Onboard SCSI +

 

DDR2 – 400 MHz + Two PCI Risers + 20 inch Chassis Depth + CDR-RW/DVD-

 

ROM + Two SCSI HDD Support + AC Power

TLID0201

Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U, Server Board SE7520JR2 - Onboard SCSI +

 

DDR2 – 400 MHz + Two PCI Risers + 20 inch Chassis Depth + CDR-RW/DVD-

 

ROM + Two SCSI HDD Support + DC Power + NEBS + ETSI

 

 

NSIA0100

Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U, Server Board SE7520JR2 - Onboard SATA +

 

DDR2 – 400 MHz + Two PCI Risers + 20 inch Chassis Depth + Two SATA HDD

 

Support + AC Power + Eight Ports Front NIC Support

 

 

1.1Test Overview

Testing performed on the Intel® Carrier Grade Server TIGI2U and the Intel® IP Network Server NSI2U is divided under two separate categories:

Basic Operating System Installation Testing

Adapter / Peripheral Compatibility testing, and System 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.

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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.

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 add-in 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 PCI slots 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.

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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.

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.

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Base System Definitions

2.Base System Definitions

The following table lists the base system configurations tested for a given validation test run. Each specific product/system software combination tested is assigned a Base System Identifier Number. These numbers are used in the lists of supported adapters and peripherals referenced in the following sections.

The adapters and peripherals specified in this document may or may not have been tested on all available board/riser combinations that make up the TIGI2U and the NSI2U product family. However, Intel will provide support for the adapters and peripherals listed when used within this family of products

This table is updated when a new test run is performed and a new product/system software combination was used.

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

 

Base System

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS

 

 

mBMC/BMC

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration

 

 

Product Family

 

 

 

 

Firmware

 

 

HSC Firmware Revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identifier #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intel® Server Board

 

Production

 

mBMC FW2.40

 

SCS1 1.06

 

 

 

 

SE7520JR2 in

 

 

 

1

 

 

Intel® Chassis

 

Release

 

IMM BMC FW 32

 

SATA 1.08

 

 

 

 

SR1400/SR2400

 

P07.x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intel® Server Board

 

Production

 

mBMC FW2.40

 

SCS1 1.06

 

 

 

 

SE7520JR2 in

 

 

 

2

 

 

Intel® Chassis

 

Release

 

IMM BMC FW 46

 

SATA 1.08

 

 

 

 

SR1400/SR2400

 

P08.x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Intel® Carrier

 

Production

 

mBMC FW2.40

 

SCSI 1.01

 

 

Grade Server

 

Release

 

IMM BMC FW 48

 

 

 

 

 

TIGI2U

 

P08.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intel® Carrier

 

Production

 

mBMC FW2.40

 

SCSI 1.01

 

 

Grade Server

 

Release

 

IMM BMC FW 48

 

 

 

 

 

TIGI2U

 

P10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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