Ubuntu on Dell EMC PowerEdge R640

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The Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64 Bit

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Testing details

This system was tested with 20.04 LTS, running the 5.4.0-28-generic kernel.

BIOS
Dell Inc.: 1.6.5

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64 Bit

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Testing details

This system was tested with 18.04 LTS, running the 4.15.0-20-generic kernel.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit

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Testing details

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-83-generic kernel.

Certification notes

Dell iDRAC and MAAS

This system may not work out of the box in a MAAS environment because IPMI over LAN is disabled by default on Dell iDRAC controllers. Therefore, before you can fully use this system in a MAAS environment, you will need to ensure IPMI over LAN is enabled in the iDRAC settings on your hardware.

We are working with Dell to resolve this and expect it will be fixed in a future release or update to MAAS

Option Support Statement

The following optional adapters for this server are not currently supported by 16.04 LTS via either the 4.4 or 4.10 kernels: Dell EMC PERC10 RAID Controllers – H740p, H840 Qlogic NIC’s – QL41264, QL41164, QL41262

Support for these optional adapters will be available in the 16.04.4 HWE kernel.

Purley Platform Support - 16.04 LTS

Purley CPUs and Platforms are not fully supported the 4.4 kernel stream for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. If you are running workloads that require all the features of the Purley CPU instruction set, you will need to update to kernel version 4.10 or later, which is provided by the 'linux-generic-hwe-16.04' package or the 'xenial (hwe-16.04)' kernel option in MAAS.

BIOS
Dell: 1.0.7 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Network

Broadcom Corp. NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (14e4:165f)

Broadcom Corp. BCM57412 NetXtreme-E 10Gb RDMA Ethernet Controller NetXtreme E-Series Advanced Dual-port 10Gb SFP+ Ethernet Network Daughter Card (14e4:16d6)

Intel Corp. 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC (8086:10fb)

Intel Corp. I350 Gigabit Network Connection (8086:1521)

Intel Corp. Ethernet Controller XXV710 for 25GbE SFP28 Ethernet 25G 2P XXV710 Adapter (8086:158b)

Intel Corp. Ethernet Controller XXV710 for 25GbE SFP28 (8086:158b)

Processor

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6126T CPU @ 2.60GHz

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6130 CPU @ 2.10GHz

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8180 CPU @ 2.50GHz

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. Integrated Matrox G200eW3 Graphics Controller (102b:0536)

Hardware details

BIOS

Dell 1.0.7

Dell 1.6.5

Board

Dell 008R9M

Chassis

Dell Rack Mount Chassis

Disk

ATA MZ7LM1T9HCJM00D3

Dell PERC H730P Mini

Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. ST1000NX0423

Efi

Dell EFI v2.50

Mouse

Avocent SC Secure KVM (0624:0013)

Tangtop Technology Co., Ltd HID Keyboard (0d3d:0001)

Network

Broadcom Corp. NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (14e4:165f)

Broadcom Corp. BCM57412 NetXtreme-E 10Gb RDMA Ethernet Controller NetXtreme E-Series Advanced Dual-port 10Gb SFP+ Ethernet Network Daughter Card (14e4:16d6)

Intel Corp. 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC (8086:10fb)

Intel Corp. I350 Gigabit Network Connection (8086:1521)

Intel Corp. Ethernet Controller XXV710 for 25GbE SFP28 Ethernet 25G 2P XXV710 Adapter (8086:158b)

Intel Corp. Ethernet Controller XXV710 for 25GbE SFP28 (8086:158b)

Processor

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6126T CPU @ 2.60GHz

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6130 CPU @ 2.10GHz

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8180 CPU @ 2.50GHz

Raid

Broadcom / LSI MegaRAID SAS-3 3108 [Invader] PERC H730P Mini (1000:005d)

System

Dell PowerEdge R640

USB

Intel Corp. Lewisburg USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (8086:a1af)

SanDisk Ultra Fit (0781:5583)

Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.) 090c:3267 (090c:3267)

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. flash drive (4GB, EMTEC) (13fe:3600)

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. Integrated Matrox G200eW3 Graphics Controller (102b:0536)

Other

Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. Power Button

Union Memory (Shenzhen) Power Button

Power Button

Broadcom / LSI SAS3008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-3 HBA330 Mini (1000:0097)

PLDA PCI Express Bridge (1556:be00)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E Ubox Registers (8086:2014)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E Ubox Registers (8086:2015)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E Ubox Registers (8086:2016)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E M2PCI Registers (8086:2018)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E DMI3 Registers (8086:2020)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CBDMA Registers (8086:2021)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E MM/Vt-d Configuration Registers (8086:2024)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCI Express Root Port 1A (8086:2030)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCI Express Root Port 1B (8086:2031)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCI Express Root Port 1C (8086:2032)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCI Express Root Port 1D (8086:2033)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E RAS Configuration Registers (8086:2035)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E M3KTI Registers (8086:204c)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E M3KTI Registers (8086:204d)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E M3KTI Registers (8086:204e)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CHA Registers (8086:2054)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CHA Registers (8086:2055)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CHA Registers (8086:2056)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CHA Registers (8086:2057)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2080)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2081)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2082)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2083)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2084)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2085)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E PCU Registers (8086:2086)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CHA Registers (8086:208d)

Intel Corp. Sky Lake-E CHA Registers (8086:208e)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (8086:a182)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg PCI Express Root Port #1 (8086:a190)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg PCI Express Root Port #5 (8086:a194)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg PMC (8086:a1a1)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg SMBus (8086:a1a3)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg SPI Controller (8086:a1a4)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg Thermal Subsystem (8086:a1b1)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg CSME: HECI #1 (8086:a1ba)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg CSME: HECI #2 (8086:a1bb)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg CSME: HECI #3 (8086:a1be)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg LPC Controller (8086:a1c1)

Intel Corp. Lewisburg SSATA Controller [AHCI mode] (8086:a1d2)

Intel Corp. C620 Series Chipset Family MROM 0 (8086:a1ec)

TDKMedia 2.0 Hub (0424:2513)

Avocent 0624:0200 (0624:0200)

Tascam Dell Integrated Hub (1604:10c0)

Shenzhen Rapoo Technology Co., Ltd. 2.0 root hub (1d6b:0002)

Shenzhen Rapoo Technology Co., Ltd. 3.0 root hub (1d6b:0003)