Server hardware certification

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2005-10-25

Server hardware tends to be under-represented within the category of systems which tend to follow the development branch of Ubuntu. This sometimes results in inadequate testing, even of popular server platforms, through the usual mechanisms. We should make a specific effort to encourage and coordinate testing of server hardware during the development cycle, so that problems are resolved early.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Ivan Krstić
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Malcolm Yates
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Slow progress
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16

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Changed owner to Malcolm Yates after discussion with Mdz
Testing kit not available from vendors.
Malcolm please update the status of this spec. Thanks JMW.

To date we have no server hardware companies sending us equipment
Sun is in the process of doing so
Intel is in the process of doing so
IBM and HP brands will not, as far as I am able to understand from them, be willing to help with global certification.
There are other, smaller system builders that may be willing to certify - though to date, none have done so.

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.