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:


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.

AppliedMicro: 3.06.08-rc (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:


AppliedMicro A2


Aquantia Corp. ethernet

Hardware details


AppliedMicro 3.06.08-rc


AppliedMicro X-Gene Merlin Board


AppliedMicro Rack Mount Chassis


Aquantia Corp. Corsair Neutron GTX SSD


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


Aquantia Corp. ethernet


AppliedMicro A2


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


Aquantia Corp. gpio-keys

Texas Instruments TUSB8041 4-Port Hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub