Operating System Compatibility and Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Documentation

Compatibility

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12/04/2023

What is operating system (OS) compatibility dependent on?

OS compatibility (or supported operating systems) is not defined by the Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor or a server's chipset, but it depends 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 Server Configurator and compatibility Tools for OS compatibility information.

If you have any further questions, visit Intel® Processors, Tools, and Utilities Community, and in case of technical issues, contact Intel Online Service Center.

Minimum OS Support Matrix

OS/Hypervisor Vendor 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Alibaba Cloud Linux

Alibaba Cloud

Version 2 - -

Canonical

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 18.04
CentOS CentOS8 Stream 8 CentOS 7.8 CentOS 7.3

Microsoft

Windows Server Catalog

Windows Server 2022
(Limited) Windows Server 2019
Azure Stack HCI v22H2
(Limited) Azure Stack HCI v20H2
Windows Server 2022
Window Server 2019
(Limited) Windows Server 2016
Azure Stack HCI v20H2
Windows Server 2019
(Limited) Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 RS5 (64b)
(Limited) Azure Stack HCI v20H2

Red Hat

RHEL

RHEL 8.6
RHEL 9.0
RHEL 8.2 RHEL 8.0
Rocky Linux Rocky 8.6 - -

SUSE

SUSE

SLES 15 SP4 SLES 15 SP2   SLES 12 SP3
SLES 15 SP1

Vmware

VMWare

ESXi  (Contact VMWare for a compatible ESXi version) ESXi  (Contact VMWare for a compatible ESXi version) ESXi  (Contact VMWare for a compatible ESXi version)

Download the Minimum OS Support Matrix (PDF, 88 KB)

OS and VMM Important Notes Customers are responsible for the certification of OS/VMM for their platforms. They may validate additional OS/VMM and/or platform features that are not validated by Intel and claim support on their platforms.

Check with the OS/VMM suppliers for the latest and future OS/VMM support for a given generation of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform (links in the table above) or contact your server system or motherboard manufacturer (original equipment manufacturer or OEM) for OS compatibility information.