Server Products
Intel® Server Board S5500BC
Tested operating systems

This page contains a list of the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S5500BC family. Operating systems not listed below are not supported by this Intel Server Board or System.

Operating System Type of Testing Note
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 32-bit*

P1

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2 SP1

P1

2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003* SP2, 32-bit

P1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003*,

P1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1* (32-bit& 64-bit)

P1

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11* SP1- 32-bit & 64-bit

P1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003* SP2, 64-bit

P2

Microsoft Windows 7*

P2

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011*

P2

1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6* (32-bit& 64-bit)

P2

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10* SP4 - 32-bit & 64-bit

P2

Solaris 10* Update 8 32-bit & 64-bit

P2

VMWare ESX 3.5* U4

P2

VMWare ESX 4.0* U1

P2

VMWare ESX 4.1* U1

P2

VMWare ESXi 3.5* U4

P2

VMWare ESXi 4.0* U1

P2

VMWare ESXi 4.1* U1

P2

VMWare ESXi 5.0*

P2

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0*

P2

SCO Unixware*

P2

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.

Note

1. SBS 2011 comes in editions: Standard, Essentials* and Premium Add-on.

2. The Microsoft* Windows Server 2008 R2 testing & 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

3. Windows Small Business Server 2011* is built on Windows Server 2008 R2*. Windows Small Business Server 2011 uses drivers that are supported by the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5500BC
Intel® Server System SR1630BC

Solution ID: CS-030212
Last Modified: 28-Mar-2012
Date Created: 19-Feb-2009
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