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Operating System Compatibility

The table lists tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S2400SC, S2400EP, S1400FP, and S1400SP 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 Pack1, with Hyper-V x64 and Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008*, Service Pack 2, with Hyper-V x64 and x32 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2*, with KVM, x64 and x32
SuSE Linux Enterprise* Server 11* SP2, with KVM, x64 and x32
VMware* ESXi 5.0, only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode.  Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled. P2
VMware* ESX 4.1 Update 2 and ESXi 4.1 Update 2, only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode.  Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled.
Microsoft Windows* 2003 R2, SP2, x64 and x32
Microsoft Windows 7*, SP1, x64 and x32, Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011* - Standard, Essentials, Premium Add-on 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* Update 7, with Xen and KVM, x64 and x32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10* SP4, with Xen, x64 and x32
Solaris* 10 U10
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 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 does not provide support for issues related to use of add-in adapters or peripherals, if the operating system being used only had basic installation testing.

  1. Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 is built on Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Small Business Server 2011 uses drivers that are supported by the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.
  2. The Microsoft 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*
Related topics
Intel® Server Products - Microsoft WHQL* information
Linux* and UNIX* certification test submission report

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S1400FP Family
Intel® Server Board S1400SP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400EP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400SC Family
Intel® Server System P4000SC Family
Intel® Server System R1000EP Family
Intel® Server System R1000SP Family
Intel® Server System R2000SC Family

Solution ID: CS-033529
Last Modified: 23-Jun-2015
Date Created: 06-May-2012
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