IBM xSeries 232

Tests Results

  • Karmic 9.10 Final Server i386

  • Karmic 9.10 Final Desktop i386

  • Jaunty 9.04 Final Desktop i386

  • Intrepid 8.10 Final Xubuntu Desktop i386

  • Hoary 5.04 Final Desktop i386

Hardware specification

  • 2x 1.13GHz Pentium III (512K cache, 133MHz FSB)
  • 512MB (4x 128MB Registered, ECC PC133)
  • 6x ST318452LC 18.2GB 15k RPM SCSI--5 in raid 5, 1 hot swap spare
  • IBM ServeRAID 4LX 32MB (64bit, 66MHz PCI)
  • 3x redundant 250W PSUs
  • Generic IDE CD-Rom
  • Onboard SCSI and ethernet are disabled
  • Rosewill RC400-LX (32bit, 66MHz PCI)
  • S3 Savage4 Pro Video chipset--8MB VRAM
  • 30GB Onstream ADR Tape Drive

Hardware details

in Hoary?

in Intrepid?

in Jaunty?

in Karmic Desktop?

in Karmic Server?

Installation works?

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Hardware Information

Processor & RAM

Device

Works?

Bug #

Hoary

Intrepid

Jaunty

Karmic Desktop

Karmic Server

/proc/cpuinfo show correct

Untested

Yes

Untested

Yes

Untested

Hyperthreading support

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Dual Core support

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RAM is correct

Untested

Yes

Untested

Yes

Untested

RAID & Disks

Device

Works?

Bug #

Hoary

Intrepid

Jaunty

Karmic Desktop

Karmic Server

RAID detection

Untested

Yes

Untested

Yes

Untested

Disks detection

Untested

No--only detects array

Untested

No--only detects array

Untested

Hot-swap

Untested

Yes (see note)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

Hoary

Intrepid

Jaunty

Karmic Desktop

Karmic Server

Serial console

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Correct resolution?

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Power Management

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Yes

Untested

Yes

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Networking

Wired NIC (Onboard)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Wired NIC (PCI)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Mice

External mouse - USB

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External mouse - PS/2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Untested

Yes

Untested

Yes

Untested

Floppy Drive

Untested

No

Untested

Untested

Untested

Tape Drive

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Notes

  • System seems to have problems with DVD drives, but after replacing the faulty CD-ROM originally installed with a working CDROM, the disk errors I was having previously went away.
  • Karmic Desktop installed with no problems, but Karmic Server would not detect the RAID array. Loading the ips module did not work, nor did it work switching to tty2 and modprobing the module. Ips is what is listed in the lshw from Karmic Desktop. I have not filed a bug report for this yet, but I have a forum post here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8879125

  • Raid rebuild takes about 30 seconds to start rebuilding onto the hot-swap drive. The system is still usable and responsive during this time, as well as while it is rebuilding the array.
  • In its current configuration, hdparm -Tt shows cached reads between 212 and 214 MB/s and buffered reads between 11 and 12 MB/s


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ServerTestingTeam/IBM xSeries 232 (last edited 2010-02-26 06:22:42 by lazychris2000)