Ubuntu on IBM x3850 X5

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The IBM x3850 X5 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 12.04 LTS, running the 3.11.0-15.25~precise1 kernel.

Certification notes

Required Firmware Levels
Systems intending to use this level of Ubuntu should have their machines at these (or newer) levels: UEFI host Firmware Version 1.8.1 Build Date 11/28.2013 Integrated Management Module Version 1.42 Build Date 12/16/2013 FPGA Package Version 5.02 Build Date 10/11/2013 Questions about applying firmware upgrades should be directed to 800 IBM SERV.
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: -[G0E181BUS-1.81]- (UEFI)

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

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
IBM: -[G0E122DUS-1.23]- (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

BIOS

IBM -[G0E122DUS-1.23]-

IBM -[G0E181BUS-1.81]-

Board

IBM Node 1, DASD I/O Daughter Card

IBM Node 1, PCI I/O Card

IBM Node 1, Processor Card

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 1

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 2

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 3

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 4

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 5

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 6

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 7

IBM Node 1 Memory Card 8

IBM Node 2, DASD I/O Daughter Card

IBM Node 2, PCI I/O Card

IBM Node 2, Processor Card

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 1

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 2

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 3

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 4

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 5

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 6

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 7

IBM Node 2 Memory Card 8

Cdrom

MATSHITA DVD-ROM UJ890

Unknown DVD-ROM UJDA782

Chassis

IBM Rack Mount Chassis

Disk

SanDisk Cruzer Micro

IBM-ESXS MBE2147RC

IBM ServeRAID M5015

Efi

/var/log/kern.log:EFI v2.10 EDK II

Ide

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller #1

Keyboard

None Lite-On Tech IBM USB Travel Keyboard with UltraNav

Mouse

None Synaptics Inc. Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint

Avocent Unknown

Tangtop Technology Co., Ltd HID Keyboard

Network

Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet

Emulex Corporation OneConnect 10Gb NIC

Other

Unknown Power Button

Intel 5520/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 5

PNP 16550A-compatible COM port

PNP None

PNP AT Real-Time Clock

PNP System Board

IBM Unknown

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 8860 @ 2.27GHz

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X7560 @ 2.27GHz

Raid

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller

Scsi

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

System

IBM System x3850 X5 -[7145AC1]-

IBM System x3850 X5 / x3950 X5 -[7145AC1]-

Usb

Intel GA-EP45-DS5 Motherboard

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4

Intel Motherboard

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2

SanDisk Cruzer Micro Flash Drive

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EV