Operating System Compatibility for Intel® Server Board S2600CO Family





This table lists the tested operating systems for the Intel® Server Board S2600CO 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-bit 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 SP3, 32-bit and 64-bit  
Solaris 10* U9  
VMware ESX/ESXi* 4.0 Update 1 (only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode. Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled) 3
VMware ESXi 5.0 (only with AHCI Capable SATA Controller in AHCI mode. Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled) 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 that are 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. Onboard RAID (ESRT2 and RSTe) must be disabled.

  4. Microsoft Windows* Hardware Quality labs (WHQL) information page


  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 I/O buses of the platform. The test areas verify 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 of whether adapters and peripherals were tested under the specific 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.