What's operating system (OS) compatibility dependent on?
OS compatibility isn't dependent on the Intel® Xeon® processor or a server's chipset, but it's dependent on the operating systems supported by the server motherboard or system.
Where do I get more OS compatibility information?
Contact your server system or motherboard manufacturer (original equipment manufacturer or OEM) for OS compatibility information. If you encounter issues when using one of the OEM's supported operating systems, ensure that you have the latest BIOS firmware and drivers installed from the OEM.
If you're using an Intel® Server Board or Intel® Server System, visit the specific product support website for your Intel® Server Product for OS compatibility information.