Ubuntu on IBM x3650

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The IBM x3650 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 10.04.4 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

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.
BIOS
IBM: -[GGE131AUS-1.06]- (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

BIOS

IBM -[GGE131AUS-1.06]-

Board

IBM System Planar

Cdrom

MATSHITA UJDA770 DVD/CDRW

Chassis

IBM Main Server Chassis

Disk

ServeRA 8k-l Mirror

IBM-ESXS MAX3073RC

Ide

Intel 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset SATA IDE Controller

Network

Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet

Other

Intel 5000 Series Chipset DMA Engine

Intel 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers

Intel 5000 Series Chipset FBD Registers

Intel 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x8 Port 6-7

PNP 16550A-compatible COM port

PNP AT Real-Time Clock

PNP Motherboard registers

PNP Math Coprocessor

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5110 @ 1.60GHz

Raid

Adaptec AAC-RAID (Rocket)

System

IBM IBM System x3650 -[797921G]-

Usb

Intel 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset UHCI USB Controller #1

Intel 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset EHCI USB2 Controller

Video

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI ES1000