Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge R420

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The Dell PowerEdge R420 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: 1.3.5 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

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

Certification notes

Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon E-24XX v2 Processor Support
Dell PowerEdge 420 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

Board

Dell 072XWF

Cdrom

None TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-U633J

Chassis

Dell Rack Mount Chassis

Disk

Dell PERC H310

Unknown Patriot Memory

SEAGATE ST9146803SS

Keyboard

None Avocent Keyboard/Mouse Function

Mouse

Avocent Virtual Hub

Avocent Virtual Keyboard/Mouse

PCPlay PS/2 Keyboard+Mouse Adapter

Network

Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Other

Unknown Power Button

Intel C600/X79 series chipset 6-Port SATA AHCI 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 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 None

PNP None

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2420 0 @ 1.90GHz

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2440 0 @ 2.40GHz

Intel Not Specified

Raid

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

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]

Scsi

PNY Unknown

System

Dell PowerEdge R420

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

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2