Ubuntu on IBM x3550

The IBM x3550 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.


Ubuntu 10.04.4 64-bit

Testing details

This system was tested with 10.04 LTS, running the 2.6.32-21.32 kernel.

Certification notes

IBM support
IBM provides “hardware only warranty” support for Ubuntu. IBM systems debug, management and update tools may or may not work with Ubuntu. IBM and Canonical provide no warranty as to the function of these tools. IBM support personnel will accept problem reports for IBM Hardware ONLY if it is clear that the root cause of the problem appears to be a basic hardware warranty problem, such as a defective power supply, fan or fixed disk. IBM customers that have a problem where the operating system or device driver interaction may be a contributing factor, (could include memory, processor, RAID/storage subsystems, networking devices, other option cards and system management technology), customers should open problem reports with both Canonical (through Ubuntu Advantage) and IBM to engage through TSAnet.

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5110 @ 1.60GHz
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI ES1000
Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet
ServeRA 8k-l Mirror
Intel 631xESB/632xESB IDE Controller
Adaptec AAC-RAID (Rocket)