Ubuntu on IBM x3655

The IBM x3655 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Releases

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:

Processor
AMD Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2216
Video
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI ES1000
Network
Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706 Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
ServeRA 8k-l Mirror
Storage
IBM-ESXS MAX3073RC
Storage
Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] IDE
Storage
Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] SATA (Native SATA Mode)
Storage
Adaptec AAC-RAID (Rocket)