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Operating System Compatibility for Intel® Server Board S2600GL/GZ, Intel® Server System R1000GL/GZ, and Intel® Server System R2000GL/GZ


Last Reviewed: 17-May-2016
Article ID: 000006983

Operating systems Type of testing
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2* with Hyper-v Compatibility and Stress

Intel provides support for customers who have issues with the operating systems involving installation and/or functionality of the server board. Support is provided, regardless if adapters and peripherals were tested under the operating system.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012* with Hyper-v x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*/R2 SP1 with Hyper-v x64 and EFI
Microsoft Windows Server 2008* SP2 with Hyper-v (32-bit and 64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1* with KVM (32-bit and 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2* with KVM (32-bit and 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3* with KVM (32-bit and 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11* SP2 with KVM (32-bit and 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
UEFI 2.1

VMware* ESXi 5.0 and 5.51

Basic Testing

Intel provides and tests operating system drivers for each of the server board integrated controllers, provided that the controller vendor has a driver available upon request. Intel does not require vendors to develop drivers for operating systems they do not already support. Functionality of certain server board integrated controllers can be limited.

VMware* ESX 4.1 U1, U2 and VMware ESXi 4.1 U1, U2 (only with AHCI-Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003* R2 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7* SP1 Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* U6, U7, U8 with Xen and KVM (32-bit and 64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10* SP3 with Xen (32-bit and 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
Sun Solaris 11*
Sun Solaris 10* U9
CentOS* 6.x Basic installation

Intel does not provide technical support for the open source operating systems listed. Contact the related open source community for support.

Fedora Core*
FreeBSD* 9.x
Ubuntu* 12.10

1 Only with AHCI-Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode. Some network controllers may not be visible under VMware* 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5 with BIOS versions later than 1.03.0002 unless the BIOS is set for > Advanced > PCI Configuration > Memory Mapped I/O above 4 GB > Disabled.
 

The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* testing and certification extends support to the following editions:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* for Embedded systems (standard)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* for Embedded systems (Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation*
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise*
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter*
  • Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 R2*
  • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008* R2
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008*
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011* (uses Windows Server 2008 R2 drivers)
 
Related topics
Microsoft Windows* Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) information
Linux* and UNIX* certification test submission report
Processor Compatibility