Server Products
Intel® Server Board S3420GP
Operating System Compatibility

This page contains a list of the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S3420GP. Operating systems not listed below are not supported by this server board or system.

Operating System Type of Testing
Microsoft Windows Server 2003* (32 and 64-bit) including SP2


Microsoft Windows Server 2008* (32 and 64-bit) including SP2 and R2 SP1 (see below)
Red Hat* Linux Enterprise Server 5 update 6 (32 and 64-bit)
Red Hat* Linux Enterprise Server 6.1
SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32 and 64-bit) SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Professional*, 32-bit and 64-bit with Service Pack 2


Microsoft Windows 7* (32- and 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2011* SBS (standard, essentials, premium add-on)
Red Hat* Linux Enterprise Server 4 update 8 (32 and 64-bit)
SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (32 and 64-bit)
VMware* ESX 4.0 Update 1 (Requires additional add-in NIC card)
VMware* ESXi 5.0 (Requires additional add-in NIC card)
Type of testing Support Commitment
P1 Compatibility and stress – system stress with special test software is used to maximize the stress of the CPU, memory, and IO buses of the platform. The test areas within compatibility validation are verification of basic functionality, OS installation and boot. Intel will provide support for customer issues with these operating systems involving installation and/or functionality of the server board with or without the adapters and peripherals as having been tested under the particular operating system.
P2 Basic testing – OS installation, boot, and functional validation Intel will provide and test operating system drivers for each of the server board’s integrated controllers, provided that the controller vendor has a driver available upon request. Vendors will not be required by Intel to develop drivers for operating systems that they do not already support. This may limit the functionality of certain server board integrated controllers.

Intel will NOT provide support for issues related to use of any add-in adapters or peripherals installed in the server system when an operating system that received only basic installation testing is in use.

Microsoft WHQL information

Linux and UNIX certification test submission report

Microsoft Windows Server 2008*

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)

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S3420GP
Intel® Server System SR1630GP
Intel® Server System SR1630HGP
Intel® Server System SR1695GPRX

Solution ID: CS-030739
Last Modified: 15-Oct-2014
Date Created: 06-Aug-2009
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