Server Products
Intel® Server Board S5520UR
Tested Operating System List

The table lists the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S5520UR Family/Intel® Server Board S5520URT. Operating systems not listed are not supported.

Operating System Type of Testing Note
Microsoft Windows Server 2012*, with Hyper-v x64


Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, Service Pack 2, 32-bit and 64-bit


1, 3, 7

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*, 64-bit, Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003*, Release 2, 32-bit and 64-bit
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11*, 32-bit and 64-bit, with SP1


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1*, 32-bit and 64-bit


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4*, Update 8, 32-bit and 64-bit


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6*, 32-bit and 64-bit

SCO Unixware 7.14*
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10* - Service Pack 4, 32-bit and 64-bit
Sun Solaris 10* U7


VMWare ESX 3.5* U4

VMWare ESXi 3.5* U4
VMWare ESX 4.0* U1


VMWare ESXi 4.0* U1


VMWare ESX 4.1* U1


VMWare ESXi 4.1* U1


VMWare ESXi 5.0*


Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011*, (Standard, Essentials and Premium Add-on)
Microsoft Windows 7*


CentOS v5.5*


Debian v5.0.3*
Fedora 13*
FreeBSD v8.1*
Ubuntu LTS 9.10*

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 systems 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 installed, when an operating system received only basic installation testing.

P3 Basic installation - install and boot testing only of all onboard components Intel does not provide technical support for the open source operating systems listed. Contact the related open source community for support.

  1. The Microsoft WHQL information page is located here.
  2. The Linux*and UNIX* certification test submission report can be obtained here.
  3. An update to the on-board network controller driver is required after the operating system has completed the installation. For more details, see the, High CPU utilization under Windows 2008* R2 or Windows 7* with embedded NIC driver. Download the latest network interface driver.
  4. When configuring a RAID system, check out the RAID troubleshooting document if an issue is encountered.
  5. During installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, if the system is unable to load the RAID driver, check the System cannot determine if there is a valid system volume solution for a possible workaround.
  6. Use the embedded Microsoft Windows 7 on-board video driver.
  7. The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 32-bit and 64-bit 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*
  8. Installation on an Intel® ESRT2 RAID is not supported

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5520UR
Intel® Server System SR1600UR
Intel® Server System SR1625UR
Intel® Server System SR2600UR Family
Intel® Server System SR2612UR
Intel® Server System SR2625UR Family

Solution ID: CS-030025
Last Modified: 08-Oct-2014
Date Created: 06-Jan-2009
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