Ubuntu on IBM x3550 M2

The IBM x3550 M2 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

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.

Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS 64-bit

Testing details

This system was tested with 10.04 LTS, running the 2.6.32-37.81 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:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5570 @ 2.93GHz
BIOS
IBM -[D6E154AUS-1.13]-
Video
Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EV
Network
Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
LSILOGIC Logical Volume
Storage
IBM-ESXS ST9300603SS F
Storage
Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller #1
Storage
Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller #2
Storage
LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS