|Level of testing||OS||Supports|
|RSTe||ESRT2||PCIe* (NVMe) SSD|
Compatibility and stress
Intel provides support for issues involving installation or functionality of the server board for the following operating systems, regardless of whether adapters and peripherals were tested under the operating system.
|Windows Server 2012* R2 w/Updated Datacenter x64, Legacy Boot||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 w/Updated Datacenter x64, uEFI Boot||Yes||No||Yes|
|Windows Hyper-V 2012 R2 x64, Legacy Boot||No||No||Yes|
|Windows Hyper-V 2012 R2 x64, uEFI Boot||No||No||Yes|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.0 x64, Legacy Boot||No||Yes||Yes|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 x64, uEFI Boot||No||No||Yes|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 x64, Legacy Boot||TBD||Yes||No|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 x64, uEFI Boot||TBD||No||No|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 x86, Legacy Boot||TBD||Yes||No|
|SuSE Linux Enterprise Server* 11 SP3 x64, Legacy Boot||No||Yes||No|
|SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 x64, uEFI Boot||No||No||No|
|SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 x86, Legacy Boot||No||Yes||No|
Basic installation and compatibility
Intel supports and tests the following operating system drivers for each of the server board integrated controllers, when the controller vendor provides a driver on request. Intel does not require vendors to develop drivers for operating systems they do not already support. Functionality of some server board integrated controllers can be limited.
|Windows Server 2008* R2 sp1 x64, Legacy Boot||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1 x64, uEFI Boot||Yes||No||Yes|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1 x86, Legacy Boot||Yes||Yes||No|
|Windows 7* x64, Legacy Boot||Yes||Yes||No|
|Windows 7 x64, uEFI Boot||Yes||No||No|
|VMWare ESXi 6.0* U2||AHCI non-RAID only||No||No|
|VMware ESXi 5.5* U2||AHCI non-RAID only||No||No|
|Ubuntu* 14.04 Server x64, Legacy Boot||No||No||No|
|Ubuntu 14.04 Server x64, EFI Boot||No||No||No|
|Ubuntu 14.04 Server x86, Legacy Boot||No||No||No|
Intel does not provide technical support for the open source operating systems listed. Contact the related open source community for support.
|CentOS* 6.5 x64, Legacy Boot||No||No||No|
|CentOS 6.5 x64, uEFI Boot||No||No||No|
|CentOS 6.5 x86, Legacy Boot||No||No||No|
|FreeBSD* 10 x64 Legacy Boot||No||No||No|
|FreeBSD 10 x86 Legacy Boot||No||No||No|
|Caution || |
NVMe backplane kits only support Hot Plug/Hot Swap NVMe with BIOS 1.01.1008 or later.
NVMe drives use GPT partition tables. The BIOS must be set for uEFI boot mode to install an OS on an NVMe drive.
|Microsoft Windows* Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) Information|
|Linux* and UNIX* Certification Test Submission Report|