Ubuntu on Dell EMC PowerEdge R740

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The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 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.: 2.2.11

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64 Bit

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Testing details

This system was tested with 18.04 LTS, running the 4.15.0-47-generic kernel.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit

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Testing details

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.15.0-47-generic kernel.

Certification notes

16.04 LTS Cascade Lake Support Statement

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS support extends only to 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (CPUs) from the Cascade Lake family of Products from Intel. This support requires the use of Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS using the 4.15 HWE kernel ONLY, the GA (4.4) kernel does not include support for Cascade Lake hardware.

No other Cascade Lake features or hardware are supported (including Optane NVDIMM devices) in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

For full support of this hardware, including all features and devices, please consider Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using the GA 4.15 kernel or later.

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Network

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

Processor

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8280 CPU @ 2.70GHz

Video

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

Hardware details

BIOS

Dell 2.2.11

Disk

Dell PERC H330 Mini

Mouse

Avocent SC Secure KVM (0624:0013)

Network

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

Processor

Intel Corp. Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8280 CPU @ 2.70GHz

Raid

Broadcom / LSI MegaRAID SAS-3 3008 [Fury] PERC H330 Mini (1000:005f)

System

Dell PowerEdge R740

USB

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

Kingston Technology DataTraveler G4 (0951:1666)

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. Flash drive (13fe:5500)

Video

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

Other

Union Memory (Shenzhen) Power Button

Power Button

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 MM/Vt-d Configuration Registers (8086:2024)

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

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 DDRIO Registers (8086:2088)

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)

TDKMedia 0424:2742 (0424:2742)

TDKMedia 0424:5742 (0424:5742)

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)