Server Products
Intel® Server Board S5520HC
Tested Operating System List

This table lists the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S5520HC Family. Operating systems not listed are not supported.

Operating System Type of Testing Note
Microsoft Windows Server 2012* with Hyper-v x64 P1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*, Service Pack 1, x64 5,7
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, Service Pack 2, 32-bit 6
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, Service Pack 2, x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, 32-bit and x64
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008* 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2*, Service Pack 2, 32-bit and x64
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003* 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1*, 32-bit and 64-bit
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11*, Service Pack 1, 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7*, 32-bit and x64 P2
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011* -- Standard, Essentials, and Premium Add-on 1,8
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, x64, UEFI 2,3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* Update 6, 32-bit and 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4* Update 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10*, Service Pack 4, 32-bit and 64-bit
Sun Solaris* 10 U5 & U7 2,4
SCO Unix* Openserver 6.0 6
SCO UnixWare 7.1.4* 6
UnixWare 7.1.4*
VMWare* ESXi 5.0, VMware does not support software/ESRT2 RAID
VMWare* ESX 4.1 U1 and ESXi 4.1 U1, VMware does not support software/ ESRT2 RAID
VMWare* ESX 4.0 U1 and ESXi 4.0 U1, VMware does not support software/ ESRT2 RAID
VMWare* ESX 3.5 U4 and ESXi 3.5 U4, VMware does not support software/ ESRT2 RAID
VMWare* vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0, VMware does not support software/ ESRT2 RAID

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 in compatibility validation are verification of basic functionality, OS installation and boot. Intel provides support for customers that have issues with the operating system involving installation and/or functionality of the server board. Support is provided, regardless if adapters and peripherals were tested under the operating system.
P2 Basic testing – OS installation, boot, and functional validation

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.

Intel provides no support for issues related to use of add-in adapters or peripherals when an operating system had only basic installation testing.

P3 Basic installation - install and boot testing only for onboard components Intel provides no technical support for the open source operating systems listed. For technical problems or difficulty with installation and/or usage of any software, seek support from the corresponding open source operating system community.
Note
  1. Support the operating system portion only. The application portion is not tested or supported.
  2. The onboard SATA RAID controller (ESRTII) should be disabled as there are no drivers available.
  3. Enable EFI Optimized Boot BIOS Option for Microsoft Windows Server 2008* UEFI
  4. See Appendix G: Installation Guidelines in the Intel® Server Board S5520HC technical product specification for the Sun Solaris* 10 U5 driver availability.
  5. See Where can I find Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* drivers for driver availability.
  6. Intel® Server Board S5500HCV is not tested.
  7. The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 testing & certification extends support to the following editions:
    Windows Server 2008 R2* for Embedded systems (standard)
    Windows Server 2008 R2* for Embedded systems (Enterprise)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation*
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise*
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter*
    Windows Web Server 2008 R2*
    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2*
    Windows Essential Business Server 2008*
  8. Windows Small Business Server 2011* is built on Windows Server 2008 R2*. Windows Small Business Server 2011* uses drivers supported by the Windows Server 2008 R2* operating system.
Related topics
Intel® Server Products - Microsoft* WHQL information
Linux* and UNIX* certification test submission reports

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5500HCV
Intel® Server Board S5520HC
Intel® Server Board S5520HCT
Intel® Server System SC5650HCBRP

Solution ID: CS-030222
Last Modified: 09-Oct-2014
Date Created: 19-Feb-2009
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