[ This article was written by Kent Baxley, Canonical Field Engineer ]
The Dell Linux Engineering team works closely with Canonical to test and certify Ubuntu Server LTS releases on PowerEdge and PowerEdge-C servers. Here are details of the different components and tests that we run:
Before running the certification test suite, the server must be able to automatically enlist, commission, and deploy the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server operating system via a Metal-As-A-Service (MAAS) server.
In addition to being compatible with MAAS, the following subsystems are tested:
Hard disks (RAID and non-RAID)
Optical Drives (CD/DVD)
More details on Canonical’s certification testing program can be found at https://certification.canonical.com
For a detailed list of Dell servers that have been certified with Ubuntu Server, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/server/make/Dell/