Ubuntu on IBM x3550 M3


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The IBM x3550 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 3.2.0-27.43 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.
IBM: -[D6E150YUS-1.11]- (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


IBM -[D6E150YUS-1.11]-


IBM 59Y3531


None Avocent IBM 73P5832


IBM Rack Mount Chassis


USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive


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

Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller #2


Avocent Unknown


Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet


Intel Xeon 5600 Series QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers

Intel 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 2

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

Intel 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller

PNP None

PNP None

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670 @ 2.93GHz

Not Specified Not Specified


LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS

Integrated Technology Express, Inc. None


IBM System x3550 M3 -[7944AC1]-


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) USB2 EHCI Controller #1

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


Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EV