What's operating system (OS) compatibility dependent on?
OS compatibility (or supported operating systems) is not defined by the Intel® Xeon® processor or a server's chipset, but it is dependent on the operating systems supported by the server motherboard or system. The motherboard or system manufacturer will validate certain operating systems with the motherboard or system and provide drivers for the supported operating systems.
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 are using an Intel® Server Board or Intel® Server System, visit the specific product support website for your Intel® Server Product for OS compatibility information.