Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge R420

The Dell PowerEdge R420 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 3.13.0-23.45 kernel.

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.
BIOS
Dell 1.3.5 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

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

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2420 0 @ 1.90GHz
Processor
Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2440 0 @ 2.40GHz
Processor
Intel Not Specified
Video
Matrox Graphics, Inc. G200eR2
Network
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
Storage
Dell PERC H310
Storage
Unknown Patriot Memory
Storage
SEAGATE ST9146803SS
Storage
LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon] PERC H310 Mini Monolithics
Storage
LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008 [Falcon]
Storage
PNY Unknown