Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge M420

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The Dell PowerEdge M420 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 3.13.0-24.46 kernel.

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Dell: 2.1.7 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Unknown

Available from ubuntu.com

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
BIOS
Dell: 1.3.5 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

BIOS

Dell 1.3.5

Dell 2.1.7

Board

Dell 0MN3VC

Dell Unknown

Chassis

Dell Multi-system

Disk

Patriot Memory IS916

ATA M16CSD1-50UCV-D

Dell PERC H310

Patriot Memory Patriot Memory

Keyboard

None Avocent Keyboard/Mouse Function

Mouse

Avocent Unknown

Network

Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Other

Unknown Power Button

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Root Port 1

Intel C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Root Port 8

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

PNP None

PNP None

Avocent Virtual Hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430 0 @ 2.20GHz

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2450L 0 @ 1.80GHz

Intel Not Specified

Raid

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon] PERC H310 Embedded1

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]

Scsi

Seagate RSS LLC Expansion Portable

System

Dell PowerEdge M420

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

Innostor Technology Corporation Unknown

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2