Server Products
Intel® Server Board S5500WB
Tested operating systems

This page contains a list of the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S5500WB Family. Operating systems not listed below are not supported by this server board or system.

Operating System Type of Testing
Microsoft Windows Server 2008* (see below)

 P1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, 32- and 64-bit, Service Pack 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4* U8, 32- and 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 U6, 32- and 64-bit
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10*, 32- and 64-bit, Service Pack 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1, 32- and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit

 P2

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit
Solaris 10* U7 (testing done in SATA Enhanced Mode)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10*, 32- and 64-bit, Service Pack 3

VMware* ESX/ESXi 3.5 U4
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0/4.1/5.0 U1
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0

Microsoft WHQL information. Linux and UNIX certification test submission report.
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* Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008* (32 and 64-bit) including SP2 and R2 SP1

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

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5500WB
Intel® Server System SR1690WB
Intel® Server System SR1695WB

Solution ID: CS-030382
Last Modified: 16-Jan-2013
Date Created: 31-Mar-2009
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