Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge M520

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The Dell PowerEdge M520 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 14.04 LTS, running the 3.13.0-24.46 kernel.

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: 2.1.3 (Legacy)

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

Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon E-24XX v2 Processor Support

Dell PowerEdge M520 servers equipped with the new Intel E-24xx v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors require Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS release with the Raring Hardware Enablement stack based on the 3.8 kernels. More information on the LTS Enablement Stack can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

BIOS
Dell: 1.2.4 (Legacy)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

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

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2

Ethernet

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Hardware details

BIOS

Dell 1.2.4

Dell 2.1.3

Board

Dell 0NRG83

Dell Unknown

Capture

None Avocent Avocent KVM

Chassis

Dell Multi-system

Disk

SanDisk Cruzer

Dell PERC H310

Dell PERC\x20H310

Keyboard

None Avocent Keyboard/Mouse Function

Mouse

Avocent Virtual Hub

Avocent Unknown

Network

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Processor

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

Raid

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon] PERC H310 Mini Blades

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]

System

Dell PowerEdge M520

Usb

Intel C600/X79 series chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller #1

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

Avocent Virtual Keyboard/Mouse

SanDisk Cruzer

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2

Other

Unknown Power Button

Renesas Technology Corp. SH7757 PCIe-PCI Bridge [PPB]

Renesas Technology Corp. SH7757 PCIe Switch [PS]

Intel C600/X79 series chipset MEI Controller #1

Intel C600/X79 series chipset MEI Controller #2

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

PNP AT DMA Controller

PNP None

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub