Ubuntu on IBM x3250 M3


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The IBM x3250 M3 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

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:


None WD2502ABYS-23B7A0 39M4511 42C0463IBM


Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA IDE Controller


None Raritan D2CIM-VUSB

Raritan Computer, Inc. Unknown


Intel 82574L Gigabit Network Connection


Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

PNP None

PNP None

IBM Unknown

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz


Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller


Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EV