Ubuntu on Applied Micro Circuits Corp. X-Gene 2 (Server Reference Board)

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The Applied Micro Circuits Corp. X-Gene 2 (Server Reference Board) server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS arm64

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 14.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-36-generic kernel.

Certification notes

Updates from Cloud Archive needed

In order to use this system to its fullest potential you will need to update packages from the tools pocket of the cloud-archive. More information on enabling this special archive and installing packages from it can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/CloudToolsArchive

You will need updated QEMU packages to use KVM on this system.

In-Band IPMI not working

In-Band IPMI connections to the BMC are not possible with this SoC. BMC Connections will need to be made remotely.

Manual enlistment in MAAS necessary

This system does not support automated enlistment in MAAS environments. This is because this system does not have in-band communication capabilities to the systems management controller. Therefore you will need to manually enlist this system in MAAS.

After that, commissioning and deployment should proceed in an automated fashion as expected.

BIOS
AppliedMicro: 3.06.08-rc (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

AppliedMicro A2

Ethernet

Aquantia Corp. ethernet

Hardware details

BIOS

AppliedMicro 3.06.08-rc

Board

AppliedMicro X-Gene Merlin Board

Chassis

AppliedMicro Rack Mount Chassis

Disk

Aquantia Corp. Corsair Neutron GTX SSD

Efi

X-Gene Merlin Board EFI Jul 1 2016 01:24:05 EFI v2.40

Network

Aquantia Corp. ethernet

Processor

AppliedMicro A2

Usb

A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. Superior S102 Pro

Other

Aquantia Corp. gpio-keys

Texas Instruments TUSB8041 4-Port Hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub