Ubuntu on HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8

The HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 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 3.2.0-23.36 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:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430 0 @ 2.20GHz
Video
Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EH
Network
Intel I350 Gigabit Backplane Connection
Storage
HP DH036BAAKL