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 overview

This system was tested with these key components:

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

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 8

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 IIO PCI Express Root Port 2c

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 E5-4620 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. Unknown

Innostor Technology Corporation Unknown

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2