Ubuntu on HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8

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The HP ProLiant SL4540 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

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.

BIOS
HP: P74 (Legacy)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EH

Ethernet

Intel I350 Gigabit Network Connection

Hardware details

BIOS

HP P74

Board

HP Not Specified

Cardreader

Generic Ultra Fast Media Reader

Chassis

HP Multi-system

Ide

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

Keyboard

None HP Virtual Keyboard

Mouse

Hewlett-Packard Unknown

Network

Intel I350 Gigabit Network Connection

Processor

Intel Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz

Raid

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Smart Array Gen8 Controllers

System

HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8

Usb

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Integrated Lights-Out Standard Virtual USB Controller

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

Standard Microsystems Corp. Unknown

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200EH

Other

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

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

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Virtual Root Port

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

PNP None

PNP None

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub