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 summary

This system was tested with these key components:

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

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2

Ethernet

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

Hardware details

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

PCPlay PS/2 Keyboard+Mouse Adapter

Network

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

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

Avocent Virtual Keyboard/Mouse

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. Flash drive

Video

Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2

Other

Unknown Power Button

Renesas Technology Corp. SH7757 PCIe-PCI Bridge [PPB]

Renesas Technology Corp. SH7757 PCIe Switch [PS]

Intel C600/X79 series chipset 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

Intel C600/X79 series chipset MEI Controller #1

Intel C600/X79 series chipset MEI Controller #2

Intel 82801 PCI Bridge

PNP None

PNP None

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub