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 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.

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

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 Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (14e4:165f)

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

Intel I350 Gigabit Network Connection (8086:1521)

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

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

Processor

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

Intel 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

Board

Dell 008R9M

Chassis

Dell Rack Mount Chassis

Disk

Dell PERC H730P Mini

SK hynix ST1000NX0423

Efi

Dell EFI v2.50

Mouse

Avocent 0624:0200 (0624:0200)

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

Network

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

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

Intel I350 Gigabit Network Connection (8086:1521)

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

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

Processor

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

Intel 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 Lewisburg USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (8086:a1af)

SanDisk Ultra Fit (0781:5583)

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

Video

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

Other

SK hynix Power Button

Union Memory (Shenzhen) Power Button

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intel Lewisburg PMC (8086:a1a1)

Intel Lewisburg SMBus (8086:a1a3)

Intel Lewisburg SPI Controller (8086:a1a4)

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

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

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

Intel Lewisburg LPC Controller (8086:a1c1)

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

Tascam 1604:10c0 (1604:10c0)

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub (1d6b:0002)

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub (1d6b:0003)