Ubuntu on Cisco UCS B230 M1

The Cisco UCS B230 M1 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 10.04.4 64-bit

Testing details

This system was tested with 10.04 LTS, running the 2.6.32-33.70 kernel.

Certification notes

Cisco VIC Ethernet
As of 10.04.3, the driver module 'enic' is not part of the installer kernel. Because of this, you will be unable to configure network devices during install and the installer may complain of no network devices found. You can complete installation manually and configure network devices after installation. At that point, the enic driver loads successfully at boot and networking functions as expected. This will most likely, however, have impact on attempts to preform network installations.

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E6540 @ 2.00GHz
Video
Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200e [Pilot] ServerEngines (SEP1)
Network
Cisco Systems VIC Ethernet NIC
Storage
LSI MRSASRoMB-8i
Storage
LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]