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  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server Edition 11.04 released by Canonical

    Ubuntu Server Edition 11.04 was released from Canonical on April 28, 2011. The Dell Linux engineering team is working with Canonical to re-certify most all Dell PowerEdge and PowerEdge-C servers that have been previously certified with older releases of Ubuntu Server Edition. Re-certification efforts...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server 12.04 released by Canonical

    Ubuntu Server 12.04 (a.k.a. Precise Pangolin) was released today by Canonical. Some of the new features in Ubuntu Server 12.04 include a rebase to the 3.2 kernel, inclusion of the latest OpenStack release and full support for Xen virtualization. For full details on these and other exciting features,...
  • Blog Post: Dell's Participation in Open Source India(OSI) Days 2012 Conference

    Posted on behalf of Gireesha US from Dell Linux Engineering team. OSI (Open Source India) Days - The Asia's Mega Open Source Convention ( www.osidays.com ) was being organized for the 9 th time in India during October 12 to 14 at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore. It was targeted at nurturing...
  • Blog Post: Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 7.1 for Ubuntu

    The OpenManage Server Administrator 7.1 for Ubuntu community-supported release is now available for download. For details about this release, please consult the release notes for the official release of OMSA 7.1: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/7.1/en/README/txt/readme_sa.txt...
  • Blog Post: IPMI-KCS Interrupt Support on 12G Servers on Linux OSes

    Posted on behalf of Srinivas Gowda from Dell Linux Engineering Team Dell recently announced 12 th Generation PowerEdge Servers . It supports host of new features and Hardware. One such hardware feature is to use KCS interrupts for IPMI communication from Linux OS to Baseboard Management Controller...
  • Blog Post: Managing your Ubuntu environment with Landscape

    Introduction About a year ago I wrote a blog about the Landscape system management tool from Canonical, used to manage your Ubuntu servers and desktops from a single centralized location. It’s an easy-to-use, intuitive management tool with some useful features that should make administration...
  • Blog Post: Dell Launches Magny-Cours Processor on the PowerEdge R815

    The following was authored by Jordan Hargrave of Dell's Enterprise Linux Engineering team The Magny-Cours processor is the latest generation of Opteron CPU from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Designed for enterprise-class servers , these CPUs may contain eight or twelve cores. If configured in...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 on Dell PowerEdge servers

    Dell has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 on Dell PowerEdge servers Starting June, 2013 The RHEL6.4 will have Dell OpenManage 7.3 support The RHEL 6.4 will be offered as a Factory Installed Operating System on Dell PowerEdge servers Red Hat Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Effective Network Load Distribution Across CPU Cores Using Multiqueues on RHEL6

    Posted on behalf of Narendra K, Dell Linux Engineering With the advent of 10Gbps network adapters, the CPU core is increasingly becoming a bottle-neck in processing network traffic. But using multiple cores to drive I/O through a single, shared queue requires software locking mechanisms that might...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server Edition Hardware Certification Details

    A few months ago I wrote about how Dell PowerEdge servers are certified with Ubuntu Server Edition . In this article, I dig deeper into the type of hardware certifications available from Canonical and the functional and stress tests we put our servers through to achieve certification with Ubuntu Server...
  • Blog Post: Dell OMSA 7.3 and DTK 4.3 for Ubuntu and Debian

    Dell OpenManage System Administrator 7.3 for Ubuntu and Debian Dell OpenManage System Administrator (OMSA) 7.3 for Ubuntu and Debian is now published. When we recently published OMSA 7.2, we switched to a new apt repository format to better work with both Ubuntu and Debian and to allow packages for...
  • Blog Post: How do you find features available in WSMAN ?

    This post authored by Chris A. Poblete - Dell Engineering. As I said in my earlier entry , I’ll be giving you some insight in some of the ways you might use WSMAN with the PowerEdge 11G server’s iDRAC6. In this entry, I’ll cover how you may discover features available in WSMAN...
  • Blog Post: XenServer 5.6 Now Available on Select Dell PowerEdge Servers and Blades

    This blog post authored by Jose De la Rosa - Dell Linux Engineering Team Dell and Citrix have partnered to bring pre-qualified and virtualization-ready platforms for dynamic and growing data centers. Citrix XenServer 5.6 with its 64-bit open-source Xen hypervisor at the core, is a powerful virtualization...
  • Blog Post: SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 Service Pack3 support on Dell PowerEdge servers

    SUSE has announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES11 SP3) Operating System recently SLES11 SP3 includes new hardware support, driver updates and bug fixes. For detailed information, please refer to SLES11 SP3 release notes SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 Service Pack3...
  • Blog Post: Getting Over the 2.2TB Bootable Storage Volume Limit in RHEL 6

    Posted on behalf of Ashokan Vellimalai – Linux Engineering Systems based on conventional BIOS use DOS MBR ( Master Boot Record ) partitioning scheme which imposes a limit of 2.2TB for a maximum disk or partition size on any operating system. Dell PowerEdge Servers have offered storage volumes...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server 13.04 released by Canonical

    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...
  • Blog Post: Linux OS options with PowerEdge C Series servers

    Dell PowerEdge C (Cloud) servers are designed for use in hyperscale environments and to bring the most compute power in the least amount of space. Whereas traditional PowerEdge servers are designed for general-purpose deployments with extensive customization and systems management options (such as Lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: Dell Boots Linux on True 4KB Sector Drives

    The following post was put together by Stuart Hayes of the Dell Linux Engineering team. Hard drives have traditionally (pretty much always) used 512 byte " sectors " (or blocks). When a drive is accessed, it is given an address which points to a sector (or, more recently, it is called...
  • Blog Post: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Support on Dell PowerEdge servers

    Posted on behalf of Gireesha US from Dell Linux Engineering Team. Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.8 Operating System on Feb 2012, which includes driver updates, bug fixes and support for new hardware. For detailed information, please refer to RHEL 5.8 release...
  • Blog Post: Red Hat Enterprise virtualization (RHEV 3.0) works on Dell PowerEdge servers

    Posted on behalf of Gireesha US from Dell Linux Engineering team Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 is supported on shipping PowerEdge 11th generation and 12th generation servers (2-socket and 4-socket servers). It has been validated and certified on the list of supported Dell PowerEdge...
  • Blog Post: Live Image Creation with KIWI

    The following was written by Praveen Paladugu on Dell's Linux Engineering Team. Live Image creation is not a new concept. livecd-tools has been in Fedora for quite some time. The target distributions for this package are the Fedora based ones like Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat etc. Fedora based distributions...
  • Blog Post: Quick Steps For Updating System Software (BIOS & Other Firmware) Along With Linux OS Installation Using Kickstart File

    This blog post is authored by Ravi A from Dell Change Management team. A Dell system uses system software (BIOS and other firmware such as RAID controller firmware, PCIe-SSD firmware, Network Card Interface (NIC) firmware etc.) and required Linux operating system. General practice is to first install...
  • Blog Post: Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 7.0 for Ubuntu

    OpenManage Server Administrator 7.0 for Ubuntu is now available for download. This is a major new release, as OMSA 7.0 is designed with PowerEdge 12G servers and iDRAC 7 in mind. We've tested OMSA 7.0 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is great, since Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS introduces support for Dell...
  • Blog Post: AMD Opteron 6100 Processors and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

    This post authored by Charles Rose - Dell Linux Engineering. Dell launched the PowerEdge R815 in April 2010 and PowerEdge R715 in July 2010, both based on the AMD Opteron 6100 Series Processors (Code named Magny Cours). As is the case with every Dell PowerEdge Server, we have ensured that the current...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server 12.10 released by Canonical

    Today Canonical released Ubuntu Server 12.10, a.k.a. Quantal Quetzal. Some of the new features in Ubuntu 12.10 include a rebase to the 3.5.5 kernel, inclusion of the latest OpenStack release (“Folsom”) and support for UEFI Secure Boot. For details on all features, please refer to the Release...