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  • 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: Ubuntu Server Now Supported on Dell PowerEdge & PowerEdge-C

    The Dell Linux Engineering team is proud to announce support for Ubuntu Server on PowerEdge & PowerEdge-C servers by Canonical. Though we have worked with Canonical for years to certify Dell PowerEdge servers and peripherals with the latest Ubuntu releases, we are enhancing our collaboration efforts...
  • Blog Post: Managing your Ubuntu servers and desktops with ‘Landscape’

    Introduction Systems management, which includes managing OS updates, hardware information and overall system health, has always been a tedious and hard-to-manage task for I/T administrators. If you run Ubuntu, you can use Landscape , an all-in-one in-band systems management tool from Canonical used...
  • 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 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: 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: UEFI booting Ubuntu 12.04 on PowerEdge 12G servers, Part 3

    A few weeks ago, a colleague and I each presented a workaround for booting Ubuntu 12.04 on some of Dell’s 12 th generation of PowerEdge Servers. I am happy to report a third workaround today, which may be more attractive. The 1.3.6 BIOS, which was released today, contains a workaround for the...
  • Blog Post: Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 6.4 for Ubuntu

    The following is posted on behalf of Prudhvi Tella, an engineer on the Linux OS Engineering team. The Linux OS Engineering team is pleased to announce the second release of OpenManage for Ubuntu. OpenManage 6.4 64-bit version is now available for download. However, a 32-bit version will also be released...
  • 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: Monitoring Ubuntu Servers with OpenManage Essentials

    Recently, in response to a user question in the TechCenter forum , Dell Linux Engineering's on-site field engineer from Canonical, Kent Baxley, wrote detailed instructions on how to use OpenManage Essentials to begin monitoring PowerEdge systems running Ubuntu Server. The steps he outlines allow...
  • Blog Post: Texas Linux Fest 2012

    Last month, many Texas Linux aficionados converged on San Antonio for two days of Texas Linux Fest . This was my first time attending TLF, and I'm happy to say that the organizers put on a great event. There were clearly some heavy themes this year. The first day was filled mostly with Chef 101...
  • Blog Post: Developer Laptop launches: Project Sputnik

    Dell TechCenter Linux users may be wondering what you get when you cross Ubuntu 12.04 and Dell’s XPS13 laptop ? That's easy, Project Sputnik, the new developer laptop initiative ! "Sputnik is part of an effort by Dell to better understand and serve the needs of developers in Web companies...
  • 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. ...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...