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Operating system compatibility

Operating systems Type of testing
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2* with Hyper-v Compatibility & Stress

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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012* with Hyper-v x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*/R2 SP1 with Hyper-v x64 & EFI
Microsoft Windows Server 2008* SP2 with Hyper-v (32-bit & 64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1* with KVM (32-bit & 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2* with KVM (32-bit & 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3* with KVM (32-bit & 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11* SP2 with KVM (32-bit & 64-bit)only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
UEFI 2.1

VMware* ESXi 5.0 and 5.51

Basic Testing

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.

VMware* ESX 4.1 U1, U2 and VMware ESXi 4.1 U1, U2 (only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003* R2 SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7* SP1 Ultimate (32-bit & 64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* U6, U7, U8 with Xen and KVM (32-bit & 64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10* SP3 with Xen (32-bit & 64-bit) only supported in AHCI or ESRT2 mode
Sun Solaris 11*
Sun Solaris 10* U9
CentOS* 6.x Basic installation

Intel does not provide technical support for the open source operating systems listed. Contact the related open source community for support.

Fedora Core*
FreeBSD* 9.x
Ubuntu* 12.10

1 Only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode. Some network controllers may not be visible under VMware* 5.0, 5.1 or 5.5 with BIOS versions later than 1.03.0002 unless the BIOS is set for > Advanced > PCI Configuration > Memory Mapped I/O above 4 GB > Disabled.

Related topics
Microsoft WHQL information
Linux and UNIX certification test submission report
Processor Compatibility

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*
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011* (uses Windows Server 2008 R2 drivers)

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S2600GL
Intel® Server Board S2600GZ
Intel® Server System R1000GL Family
Intel® Server System R1000GZ Family
Intel® Server System R2000GL Family
Intel® Server System R2000GZ Family

Solution ID: CS-033209
Last Modified: 08-Sep-2014
Date Created: 21-Feb-2012
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