On April 25, Canonical released Ubuntu Server 13.04, a.k.a. Raring Ringtail. Some of the new features in Ubuntu 13.04 include a rebase to the 3.8 kernel, the latest OpenStack release (“Grizzly”) and full support for OpenvSwitch. For full details, please refer to the Release Notes.

Hardware Certification

Dell has worked with Canonical to test PowerEdge servers with this latest Ubuntu release. However, we recommend that enterprise customers looking to deploy Ubuntu should instead use the latest LTS (Long Term Support) release, currently 12.04. All 11G and 12G Dell PowerEdge servers have been certified with Ubuntu Server 12.04. For a complete list of certified PowerEdge servers, see here.

OpenManage

The Dell Linux Engineering team has released an unsupported build of OpenManage 7.1 for Ubuntu Server. Please note that even though we tested this OpenManage release on a number of PowerEdge servers without any issues, some features may not be fully functional. For installation instructions, please read here.

Where to get support

Ubuntu support contracts from Canonical are available from your Dell sales representative or directly from Canonical through the Ubuntu Advantage program. In addition, best-effort support from Dell is available with your Dell ProSupport contract.

For questions and general discussion, you can write to our popular mailing list Linux-PowerEdge where Dell engineers, support teams and customers discuss Linux on PowerEdge servers. We welcome your participation and feedback.

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