debian on dell poweredge 13th gen – r630

i’ve received for testing a new dell r630. before buying few of those i wanted to make sure that debian wheezy has kernel including all the needed drivers. it seems that it has.

i’ve used firmware-7.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso from https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware – assuming that non-free firmware for the broadcom card may be needed but when i look at the list of installed packages – it seems that even the regular debian installer should have worked.

lspci tells me:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2f00 (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2f02 (rev 02)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2f04 (rev 02)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2f08 (rev 02)
00:03.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2f09 (rev 02)
00:05.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f28 (rev 02)
00:05.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f29 (rev 02)
00:05.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f2a (rev 02)
00:05.4 PIC: Intel Corporation Device 2f2c (rev 02)
00:11.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Intel Corporation Wellsburg SPSR (rev 05)
00:11.4 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wellsburg sSATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wellsburg MEI Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:16.1 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wellsburg MEI Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wellsburg USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wellsburg PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d5)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wellsburg PCI Express Root Port #8 (rev d5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wellsburg USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wellsburg LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wellsburg 6-Port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
03:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS-3 3108 [Invader] (rev 02)
06:00.0 PCI bridge: Renesas Technology Corp. Device 001d
07:00.0 PCI bridge: Renesas Technology Corp. Device 001d
08:00.0 PCI bridge: Renesas Technology Corp. Device 001a
09:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. G200eR2 (rev 01)
7f:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f80 (rev 02)
7f:08.2 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f32 (rev 02)
7f:08.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f83 (rev 02)
7f:09.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f90 (rev 02)
7f:09.2 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f33 (rev 02)
7f:09.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f93 (rev 02)
7f:0b.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f81 (rev 02)
7f:0b.1 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f36 (rev 02)
7f:0b.2 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f37 (rev 02)
7f:0c.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe0 (rev 02)
7f:0c.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe1 (rev 02)
7f:0c.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe2 (rev 02)
7f:0c.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe3 (rev 02)
7f:0c.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe4 (rev 02)
7f:0c.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe5 (rev 02)
7f:0c.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe6 (rev 02)
7f:0c.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe7 (rev 02)
7f:0d.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe8 (rev 02)
7f:0d.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe9 (rev 02)
7f:0d.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fea (rev 02)
7f:0d.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2feb (rev 02)
7f:0d.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fec (rev 02)
7f:0d.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fed (rev 02)
7f:0f.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ff8 (rev 02)
7f:0f.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ff9 (rev 02)
7f:0f.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffa (rev 02)
7f:0f.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffb (rev 02)
7f:0f.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffc (rev 02)
7f:0f.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffd (rev 02)
7f:0f.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffe (rev 02)
7f:10.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f1d (rev 02)
7f:10.1 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f34 (rev 02)
7f:10.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f1e (rev 02)
7f:10.6 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f7d (rev 02)
7f:10.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f1f (rev 02)
7f:12.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fa0 (rev 02)
7f:12.1 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f30 (rev 02)
7f:12.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f70 (rev 02)
7f:12.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f60 (rev 02)
7f:12.5 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f38 (rev 02)
7f:12.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f78 (rev 02)
7f:13.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fa8 (rev 02)
7f:13.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f71 (rev 02)
7f:13.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2faa (rev 02)
7f:13.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fab (rev 02)
7f:13.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fae (rev 02)
7f:13.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2faf (rev 02)
7f:14.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb0 (rev 02)
7f:14.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb1 (rev 02)
7f:14.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb2 (rev 02)
7f:14.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb3 (rev 02)
7f:14.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbc (rev 02)
7f:14.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbd (rev 02)
7f:14.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbe (rev 02)
7f:14.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbf (rev 02)
7f:16.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f68 (rev 02)
7f:16.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f79 (rev 02)
7f:16.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6a (rev 02)
7f:16.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6b (rev 02)
7f:16.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6e (rev 02)
7f:16.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6f (rev 02)
7f:17.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd0 (rev 02)
7f:17.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd1 (rev 02)
7f:17.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd2 (rev 02)
7f:17.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd3 (rev 02)
7f:17.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb8 (rev 02)
7f:17.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb9 (rev 02)
7f:17.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fba (rev 02)
7f:17.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbb (rev 02)
7f:1e.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f98 (rev 02)
7f:1e.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f99 (rev 02)
7f:1e.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f9a (rev 02)
7f:1e.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fc0 (rev 02)
7f:1e.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f9c (rev 02)
7f:1f.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f88 (rev 02)
7f:1f.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f8a (rev 02)
80:05.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f28 (rev 02)
80:05.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f29 (rev 02)
80:05.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f2a (rev 02)
80:05.4 PIC: Intel Corporation Device 2f2c (rev 02)
ff:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f80 (rev 02)
ff:08.2 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f32 (rev 02)
ff:08.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f83 (rev 02)
ff:09.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f90 (rev 02)
ff:09.2 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f33 (rev 02)
ff:09.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f93 (rev 02)
ff:0b.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f81 (rev 02)
ff:0b.1 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f36 (rev 02)
ff:0b.2 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f37 (rev 02)
ff:0c.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe0 (rev 02)
ff:0c.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe1 (rev 02)
ff:0c.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe2 (rev 02)
ff:0c.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe3 (rev 02)
ff:0c.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe4 (rev 02)
ff:0c.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe5 (rev 02)
ff:0c.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe6 (rev 02)
ff:0c.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe7 (rev 02)
ff:0d.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe8 (rev 02)
ff:0d.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fe9 (rev 02)
ff:0d.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fea (rev 02)
ff:0d.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2feb (rev 02)
ff:0d.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fec (rev 02)
ff:0d.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fed (rev 02)
ff:0f.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ff8 (rev 02)
ff:0f.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ff9 (rev 02)
ff:0f.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffa (rev 02)
ff:0f.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffb (rev 02)
ff:0f.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffc (rev 02)
ff:0f.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffd (rev 02)
ff:0f.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2ffe (rev 02)
ff:10.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f1d (rev 02)
ff:10.1 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f34 (rev 02)
ff:10.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f1e (rev 02)
ff:10.6 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f7d (rev 02)
ff:10.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f1f (rev 02)
ff:12.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fa0 (rev 02)
ff:12.1 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f30 (rev 02)
ff:12.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f70 (rev 02)
ff:12.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f60 (rev 02)
ff:12.5 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 2f38 (rev 02)
ff:12.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f78 (rev 02)
ff:13.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fa8 (rev 02)
ff:13.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f71 (rev 02)
ff:13.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2faa (rev 02)
ff:13.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fab (rev 02)
ff:13.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fae (rev 02)
ff:13.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2faf (rev 02)
ff:14.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb0 (rev 02)
ff:14.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb1 (rev 02)
ff:14.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb2 (rev 02)
ff:14.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb3 (rev 02)
ff:14.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbc (rev 02)
ff:14.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbd (rev 02)
ff:14.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbe (rev 02)
ff:14.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbf (rev 02)
ff:16.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f68 (rev 02)
ff:16.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f79 (rev 02)
ff:16.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6a (rev 02)
ff:16.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6b (rev 02)
ff:16.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6e (rev 02)
ff:16.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f6f (rev 02)
ff:17.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd0 (rev 02)
ff:17.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd1 (rev 02)
ff:17.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd2 (rev 02)
ff:17.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fd3 (rev 02)
ff:17.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb8 (rev 02)
ff:17.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fb9 (rev 02)
ff:17.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fba (rev 02)
ff:17.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fbb (rev 02)
ff:1e.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f98 (rev 02)
ff:1e.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f99 (rev 02)
ff:1e.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f9a (rev 02)
ff:1e.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2fc0 (rev 02)
ff:1e.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f9c (rev 02)
ff:1f.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f88 (rev 02)
ff:1f.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 2f8a (rev 02)

so far i’ve tested:

  • the Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet BCM5720 network cards – since /lib/firmware is empty i’m guessing the quad-port card could have worked with the ‘normal’ / free debian installer as well.
  • storage
    • the PERC H730P raid controller works fine with debian wheezy. during the installation i had to manually point that GRUB should be installed on sdb instead of sda, which is probably related to the fact that i was booting from a virtual ISO via the DRAC8 card
    • MegaCli64 [ proprietary LSI’s command line tool for monitoring and managing the hardware raids ] – works without problems.
    • 2.5″ caddies from dell r620 work fine with r630, intel s3500 SSD seems to work fine with h730p
  • the DRAC8 card sadly does not work in chrome, but seems to work with IE11. feels familiarly sluggish. and it hanged – damn it. they always do. i managed to kill it with single run of ipmitool over the network. after upgrading the DRAC firmware to 2.01.00.01 – “ipmitool -I lanplus -L USER -H $1 -U $2 -P $3 sel elist last 10”, “ipmitool -I lanplus -L USER -H $1 -U $2 -P $3 sdr” seem to work fine.

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