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  • Blog Post: Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation Servers certified with Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04

    The Dell Linux Engineering team is pleased to announce the certification of Dell PowerEdge 13 th Generation servers R730, R730xd, R630 & T630 with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Edition . Customers looking to deploy Ubuntu Server can choose PowerEdge 13 th Generation servers and 14.04 LTS with confidence...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of biosdevname 0.6.0

    (Posted on behalf of Jordan Hargrave.) Biosdevname is a utility used to help map Linux Ethernet devices to their physical location in a system. Traditionally in Linux, ethernet devices have been named ethX, which may or may not correspond to the Lan-on-Motherboard (LOM) numbering in the system. Biosdevname...
  • Blog Post: Latest on Ubuntu and Dell PowerEdge

    Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS The Dell Linux Engineering team has worked with Canonical to test and certify PowerEdge & PowerEdge-C servers with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest Long Term Support release from Canonical. We have certified 39 servers, more than any other server partner! Customers looking...
  • Blog Post: LXC containers in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

    What are containers? LXC (LinuX Containers) provide an isolated operating system environment with its own file system, network, process and block I/O space. A favorite way to describe containers is that they are like “chroot on steroids”, since they provide the file system isolation that...
  • Blog Post: Dell OMSA 7.4, DTK 4.4, and iSM 1.0 for Ubuntu and Debian

    Dell OpenManage System Administrator 7.4 for Ubuntu and Debian Dell OpenManage System Administrator (OMSA) 7.4 for Ubuntu and Debian is now published. OMSA 7.4 continues to be built on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian Wheezy to increase compatibility with Debian. All package dependencies that are in the...
  • Blog Post: Setting iDRAC OS Information with IPMI on Ubuntu Server

    A few weeks ago the Dell Linux Engineering team published a TechCenter article on how to set and retrieve Linux operating system information in iDRAC using the latest ipmitool utility in Fedora 18 and later releases. Kent Baxley, Canonical Field Engineer, has ported this functionality to Ubuntu Server...
  • Blog Post: Follow-up: Ubuntu on the Precision M3800

    In my previous post about the Precision M3800 , I noted that there are still a couple of pieces that do not fully work on Linux. Those were the touchscreen, which requires a "quirk" to fix, and the SD card reader, which did not work. I have some updates on those. Kent Baxley of Canonical...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu on the Precision M3800

    Project Sputnik has sought to prove the viability of offering to developers a highly-portable, factory-installed-Linux laptop that is fully supported by Dell. As a contributor to the project, I know that while energy has been focused on the XPS 13, there has been a lot of interest from the community...
  • Blog Post: Deploying workloads with Juju and MAAS

    Are you a Linux system administrator who has been tasked with deploying a wiki or a blogging web site using open source software? Perhaps you have been tasked with deploying the latest Openstack release for some proof of concept project in your organization? However, you don’t have the expertise...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server 13.10 released by Canonical

    Last Thursday October 17 Canonical released Ubuntu Server 13.10, a.k.a. Saucy Salamander. Some of the new features include a rebase to the 3.11 kernel, the latest OpenStack release (“Havana”) and an update to the latest Juju orchestration service . For full details, please refer to the Release...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server support for Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors

    Dell has recently updated several PowerEdge and PowerEdge-C servers to Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (code named “Ivy Bridge EP”), which add new features and performance advantages, including up to 12-cores (24 threads), less power consumption and improved security. For a full Intel...
  • 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: Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 6.5 for Ubuntu

    OpenManage Server Administrator is now updated to 6.5 and is available for download. You can check out what is new in OMSA 6.5 by going to the documentation page. For this release, we added Release.gpg to the repository, so that you can use apt-key to authenticate packages. For directions on...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of biosdevname 0.3.11

    This is posted on behalf of Jordan Hargrave, an engineer on Dell's Linux Engineering team Biosdevname is a utility used to help map Linux ethernet devices to their physical location in a system. Traditionally in Linux, ethernet devices have been named ethX, which may or may not correspond to the...
  • Blog Post: wsmancli package for Ubuntu

    If you use WS-MAN on Ubuntu, you may have noticed the lack of a wsmancli .deb package. Now, there is one. For now, you can grab it from my Launchpad PPA: https://launchpad.net/~jared-dominguez/+archive/wsmancli/ The version packaged at this moment is wsmancli 2.2.6 in order to leverage the openwsman...
  • Blog Post: Calling Developers - Dell Ubuntu Laptop Available

    Last week, Dell announced availability of a fully-tested and ready to go high performance laptop for open source developers running on Ubuntu 12.04LTS known as Project Sputnik. Product Announcement from Barton George , Dell Developer Advocate The product known as the XPS 13 Laptop, Developer...
  • 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: Reflection on OSCON 2013

    A couple of weeks ago, I was on my way to OSCON, one of the largest open source conferences. I know some may ask, "What is Dell doing there?" Despite Dell's long investment in Linux and open source (my team, Linux Engineering, has been around since the 90's), Dell's role in the...
  • Blog Post: A lightweight WSMAN client for Ubuntu (WSL)

    As Jared pointed out in his blog post , there isn't a readily available package for wsmancli, a popular client tool for WSMAN. Thanks to him for providing an install package for Ubuntu 12.04. But what about a pakage for other Ubuntu releases? a package for other Linux distro? Introducing WSL!...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu on Dell 12G PowerEdge Servers

    Posted on behalf of Jordan Hargrave, Linux Software Engineer (A follow-up on these bugs is provided here: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2012/09/14/follow-up-ubuntu-on-dell-12g-poweredge-servers.aspx ) Although Dell does not officially support Ubuntu Linux on Dell...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu Server Edition 11.10 released by Canonical

    Ubuntu Server Edition 11.10 (a.k.a. Oneiric Ocelot) was released from Canonical on October 13, 2011. Some of the new features include Juju and Orchestra , which is a collection of software for rapidly deploying and managing datacenter services. In addition, Ubuntu Server Edition 11.10 is based on the...
  • Blog Post: Dell PowerEdge servers certified with Ubuntu Server Edition

    The Dell Linux Engineering team has been working with Canonical over the past 2 years to certify Dell PowerEdge servers with the Ubuntu Server Edition operating system. Dell and Canonical have worked together to ensure that customers can feel confident in deploying Ubuntu on select PowerEdge servers...
  • Blog Post: UEFI booting Ubuntu 12.04 on PowerEdge 12G servers, Part 2

    Earlier today, Jared blogged about a grub2 bug that can cause Ubuntu 12.04 to fail to boot on certain systems (including some of Dell’s 12G servers). He talked about how to install Ubuntu with the system in BIOS mode, and then change it to UEFI mode after installing a newer version of grub2. ...