Ubuntu on HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8


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The HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 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 3.2.0-20.33 kernel.

Certification notes

HP Dynamic Smart Array
System is certified with Dynamic Smart Array disabled. To disable Dynamic Smart Array: * Press F9 to boot into RBSU * Navigate to System Options -> HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i and select disable * Go to System options -> SATA Controller options and select Legacy SATA or AHCI * Reboot the machine and now you will be able to install the OS.
HP: P73 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


HP P73


HP Rack Mount Chassis


None VB0250EAVER


Intel C600/X79 series chipset 4-Port SATA IDE Controller


None CHICONY HP Basic USB Keyboard

Hewlett-Packard KU-0316 Keyboard


Intel I350 Gigabit Network Connection


LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS2308 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2

Hewlett-Packard Company Integrated Lights-Out Standard Slave Instrumentation & System Support

Hewlett-Packard Company Integrated Lights-Out Standard Management Processor Support and Messaging

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Virtual Root Port

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 DMI2

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 IIO PCI Express Root Port 1a

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 DMA Channel 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Registers

PNP None

PNP None

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


Intel Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz

Intel Unknown


HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8


Hewlett-Packard Company Integrated Lights-Out Standard Virtual USB Controller

Intel C600/X79 series chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller #2


Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EH