Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge M420

The Dell PowerEdge M420 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit

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.

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Unknown

Testing details

This system was tested with 12.04 LTS, running the 3.2.0-32.51 kernel.

Certification notes

Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon E-24XX v2 Processor Support
Dell PowerEdge M420 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

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430 0 @ 2.20GHz
Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2450L 0 @ 1.80GHz
Processor
Intel Not Specified
BIOS
Dell 1.3.5
BIOS
Dell 2.1.7
Video
Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2
Network
Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
Patriot Memory IS916
Storage
ATA M16CSD1-50UCV-D
Storage
Dell PERC H310
Storage
Patriot Memory Patriot Memory
Storage
LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon] PERC H310 Embedded1
Storage
LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]
Storage
Seagate RSS LLC Expansion Portable