What are the hardware compatibility and operating system requirements for Intel® iSCSI Boot?
Before installing Intel® Server Adapters and Intel iSCSI Boot firmware, check your system for the following minimum configuration requirements. If you are using an Intel iSCSI Boot-capable OEM server system, refer to the instructions provided from the OEM to enable Intel iSCSI Boot.
System Hardware Compatibility for Network Adapters
One of the following slot types, depending on your adapter:
A PCI Express* slot (v1.0a or newer), 1x, 4x, 8x or 16x
System memory 128 MB of RAM minimum required; 256 MB or more recommended
The latest BIOS for your computer
Supported 32-bit Operating Systems
Intel iSCSI Boot is supported on remote booting of the following IA-32 operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003* SP1, SP2, R2 x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2008* x86, SP2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 U3*, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x*
Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise 9 SP3*, Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise 10* or later
Platform Requirements for Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T)
Intel iSCSI Boot is supported on remote booting of the following EM64T operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1, SP2, R2 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64, SP2, R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 U3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 SP3, Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise 10 or later
A platform that supports Intel EM64T will run in either 64-bit mode or 32-bit compatibility mode. In order for it to run in 64-bit mode, the following requirements must be met:
The installer for the adapter drivers will only list the drivers that are compatible with the currently running operating system.
If the system is running in compatibility mode, only IA-32 drivers will be available.
If the system is running in 64-bit mode, only Intel EM64T drivers will be available.
This applies to: