Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS released by Canonical

Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS released by Canonical

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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS released by Canonical

The latest version of Ubuntu Server, 14.04 LTS (a.k.a. Trusty Tahr) is now available from Canonical. Released on April 17, 2014, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes a rebase to the 3.13 kernel, the latest OpenStack release (“Icehouse”) and an update to the latest Juju cloud deployment tools. See the Release Notes for full details.

Cloud deployment tools

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes a set of tools to easily deploy and orchestrate services in the cloud. Canonical’s MAAS (Metal-As-a-Service) is used to deploy Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on bare metal and is used together with Juju to deploy services on top of them. Juju can also be used to deploy services to popular cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

The enhanced collaboration efforts between Dell and Canonical over the last year have ensured that Ubuntu LTS releases and Canonical’s cloud deployment tools continue to run smoothly on Dell PowerEdge and PowerEdge-C servers.

Hardware Certification

Dell has worked with Canonical to test and certify PowerEdge & PowerEdge-C servers with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release. Customers looking to deploy Ubuntu Server in their environment can choose this release with confidence knowing that LTS releases are supported by Canonical for 5 years.

We are proud to announce that we have certified all 12th Generation and all shipping 11th Generation PowerEdge servers with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. For a complete list of all certified PowerEdge servers, go here.

OpenManage for Ubuntu

The Dell Linux Engineering team has released a build of OpenManage 7.4 for Ubuntu Server. Please note this build is provided without any warranties or support. Though our team tested on a number of PowerEdge servers without issues, we could not have covered every possible use case scenario. For installation instructions, refer to this blog

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, contact our 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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