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Operating System Compatibility

This table lists the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S2600IP Family. Operating systems not listed are not supported.

Operating System Note Type of Testing
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, 32-bit and 64-bit, including SP2 and R2 SP1 1,2,4


Microsoft Windows Server 2012* with Hyper-v x64 4
Red Hat* Linux Enterprise Server 6.3
SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11, 32 and 64-bit, SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003*, 32-bit and 64-bit with Service Pack 2 4


Microsoft Windows 7*, 32-bit and 64-bit
Red Hat* Linux Enterprise Server 5.8, 32-bit and 64-bit
SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4, 32-bit and 64-bit
Solaris* 10 U9
VMware* ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 1 (only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode) 3
VMware* ESXi 5.0 (only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode) 3
VMware* ESXi 5.5 (only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode) 3

  1. Windows Server 2008 R2* testing and 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*
  2. 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.
  3. Installing VMware* ESXi 5.x, ESXi 4.x, ESX 4.x to ESRT2 RAID or RSTe RAID is not supported
  4. The Microsoft WHQL information page is located here.

    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 functionality of the server board. Support is provided, regardless if adapters and peripherals were tested under the particular 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 on 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.

    This applies to:

    Intel® Server Board S2600IP Family
    Intel® Server System P4000IP Family
    Intel® Server System R2000IP Family

    Solution ID: CS-033237
    Last Modified: 27-Apr-2015
    Date Created: 26-Feb-2012
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