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IBM Netfinity M10 7000
IBM Netfinity M10 7000
Mark: Very good
This is a 1-Way to 4 Way 130lb/65kg Netfinity Server that supports up to
4 550MHz Xeon CPUs and up to 4GB RAM (with OS/2 - machine limit is 8GB).
The machine works flawlessly with Warp Server for e-Business (tested release
4.52PF). For additional functions (such as remote management) you also need
the Netfinity Management Software. WSeB properly recognized and installed
all hardware - with the exception of the additional NIC cards in the machine
(comes with Intel 10/100 cards). Resolving this issue is easy. When the Intel
driver loads, it identifies that it has found 3 NICs in the machine at slot
ID ____ and that you must specify the slot ID for each in the driver
parameters (which is a lot simpler done than explained - open MPTS,
select each card, add the adapter ID as identified by the driver -
usually looks like 000C, 0089, etc).
I have not tested USB (though the installer identified the USB chipset and
installed the drivers - REM'd out as is the norm for WSeB).
Also: This system (and probably all the Netfinity 7000 Series) has been
tested and certified to be WSeB capable by IBM.
- Note: For multi-CPU support, you need WSeB or eCS with multi-CPU support
- Note 2: The System Management Card's NIC also is recognized and installed
by WSeB - but CANNOT be used as a regular NIC - it is for the SysManBus
only - which is indicated in the documentation.
- Note 3: This machine is a heavy, well built machine (FedEx dropped mine off
the truck on delivery - but it still works fine.
- Note 4: If you need a machine where multiple CPUs are more important than
one fast one (ie: web serving, SQL serving or any app that is highly
multi-threaded), this machine is the way to go.
- Note 5: Intel Pro1000 NICs work fine in this machine - same actions described
above to install multiple ones - and make sure you put them in different
busses (the server has 3 separate PCI busses - one of which is 64bit).
- Note 6: For increased performance (in any OS), make sure to fill the
memory board(s) with identical size and speed and brand memory. If you
have two boards (ideal situation), use 512MBx4 modules for a total of
4GB. Use 1GBx4 if you have one memory backplane board. Two backplane
boards all with identical modules will increase memory speed dramatically.
One with identical memory will still increase it greatly. Differing memory
modules will not allow the hardware to access multiple banks at the same
- Final Note: This unit and all repair/upgrade components can usually be
found on eBay really cheap. Feel free to email me for the service
guide/maintenance manual if you need it.
Information is sent by: Robert Mauro -- 2007-06-29 22:34:04
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