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

Avocent Virtual Keyboard/Mouse

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 C600/X79 series chipset MEI Controller #1

Intel C600/X79 series chipset MEI Controller #2

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Virtual Root Port

Intel C600/X79 series chipset LPC Controller

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 DMI2

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

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

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 IIO PCI Express Root Port 3a in PCI Express Mode

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Address Map, VTd_Misc, System Management

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Control Status and Global Errors

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Ring to PCI Express Performance Monitor

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Ring to QuickPath Interconnect Link 0 Performance Monitor

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Ring to QuickPath Interconnect Link 1 Performance Monitor

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Processor Home Agent Performance Monitoring

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller RAS Registers

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 QPI Link 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 QPI Link 1

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Processor Home Agent

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Registers

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder 1

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder 2

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder 3

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder 4

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0-3 Thermal Control 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0-3 Thermal Control 1

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller ERROR Registers 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller ERROR Registers 1

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0-3 Thermal Control 3

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller ERROR Registers 2

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller ERROR Registers 3

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 DDRIO

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Power Control Unit 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Power Control Unit 1

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Power Control Unit 2

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Power Control Unit 3

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Interrupt Control Registers

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Semaphore and Scratchpad Configuration Registers

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 R2PCIe

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 QuickPath Interconnect Agent Ring Registers

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Unicast Register 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller System Address Decoder 0

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 Integrated Memory Controller System Address Decoder 1

Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 System Address Decoder

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

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. Unknown

Innostor Technology Corporation Unknown

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2