Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge T420

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The Dell PowerEdge T420 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: 0.2.7 (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 T420 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: 1.0.1 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

BIOS

Dell 0.2.7

Dell 1.0.1

Board

Dell 03015M

Capture

None Composite USB PS2 Converter USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.12

Cdrom

None PLDS DVD-ROM DH-16D6SH

Unknown PLDS DVD-ROM DH-16D6SH

Chassis

Dell Main Server Chassis

Disk

Patriot Memory IS916

Dell PERC H310

Patriot Memory Patriot Memory

Unknown WDC WD2502ABYS-18B7A0

Keyboard

None Avocent Keyboard/Mouse Function

Network

Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Other

Unknown Power Button

Intel C600/X79 series chipset 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Root Port 1

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Root Port 7

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Root Port 8

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

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

PNP AT DMA Controller

PNP None

Avocent Virtual Hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2440 0 @ 2.40GHz

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2450 0 @ 2.10GHz

Intel Not Specified

Raid

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]

System

Dell PowerEdge T420

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

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. Rage XT Flash Drive

Innostor Technology Corporation Unknown

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2