Ubuntu on HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8

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The HP ProLiant BL420c 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 3.2.0-23.36 kernel.

Certification notes

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.
BIOS
HP: I30 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

BIOS

HP I30

Capture

None Avocent HP 336047-B21

Chassis

HP Blade

Disk

HP DH036BAAKL

Keyboard

None HP Virtual Keyboard

Mouse

Hewlett-Packard Unknown

Network

Intel I350 Gigabit Backplane Connection

Other

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

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

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430 0 @ 2.20GHz

System

HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8

Usb

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

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

Kingston Technology DT101 G2

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EH