Ubuntu on IBM x3455


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The IBM x3455 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 12.04 LTS, running the 3.2.0-23.36 kernel.

Certification notes

Binary Driver
This system prompts to install the 'tigo' binary ethernet driver during installation. Skipping this step will not impact the functioning of the network hardware.
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:




Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] IDE


Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet


Advanced Micro Devices K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration

Advanced Micro Devices K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control

Broadcom HT2100 PCI-Express Bridge

Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] Legacy South Bridge

Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] LPC


PNP None

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


AMD Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2216


Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] SATA (Native SATA Mode)


LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS


Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] USB


Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI ES1000