Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge R820

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The Dell PowerEdge R820 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 3.13.0-23.45 kernel.

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: 1.7.1 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 12.04 LTS, running the 3.2.0-29.46 kernel.

Certification notes

OS Version

This system requires a minimum of Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 to function properly. If you are having problems, please ensure that you are running 12.04.1 or later.

Intel Ivy Bridge E5-4600 v2 Support

Dell PowerEdge R820 servers equipped with the new Intel E5-4500v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors require at a minumum the Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS release with the Saucy Hardware Enablement stack based on the 3.11 kernels. More information on the LTS Enablement Stack can be found here:

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

BIOS
Dell: 1.1.5 (Legacy)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4620 0 @ 2.20GHz

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2

Ethernet

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Hardware details

BIOS

Dell 1.1.5

Dell 1.7.1

Board

Dell 04K5X5

Dell Unknown

Capture

None Avocent USB_AMIQ

Cdrom

None PLDS DVD+/-RW DS-8A8SH

Unknown PLDS DVD+/-RW DS-8A8SH

Chassis

Dell Rack Mount Chassis

Disk

Dell PERC H710

Unknown Patriot Memory

Keyboard

None Avocent Keyboard/Mouse Function

Mouse

Avocent Unknown

Avocent Virtual Hub

Network

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4620 0 @ 2.20GHz

Raid

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2208 [Thunderbolt] PERC H710 Adapter

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2208 [Thunderbolt]

System

Dell PowerEdge R820

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. Flash drive

Innostor Technology Corporation Unknown

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 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

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