Ubuntu on Cisco UCS B200 M5

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The Cisco UCS B200 M5 server with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Testing details

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-97-generic kernel.

Certification notes

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
Cisco Systems: B200M5.3.2.2a.0.0919172034 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6142 CPU @ 2.60GHz

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200e [Pilot] ServerEngines (SEP1)

Ethernet

Cisco Systems VIC Ethernet NIC VIC 1340 MLOM Ethernet NIC

Hardware details

BIOS

Cisco Systems B200M5.3.2.2a.0.0919172034

Board

Cisco Systems UCSB-B200-M5

Chassis

Cisco Systems Expansion Chassis

Disk

Toshiba AL14SEB030N

Efi

American Megatrends Inc. EFI v2.50

Mouse

Avocent Virtual Keyboard/Mouse

Network

Cisco Systems VIC Ethernet NIC VIC 1340 MLOM Ethernet NIC

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6142 CPU @ 2.60GHz

Raid

LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS-3 3108 [Invader]

Usb

Intel Lewisburg USB 3.0 xHCI Controller

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 2/4 GB stick

Unigen Corporation 1c79:3100

Video

Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200e [Pilot] ServerEngines (SEP1)

Other

Power Button

Emulex Corporation x1 PCIe Gen2 Bridge[Pilot4]

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Aquantia Corp. 2a4b:0400