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Supported Operating Systems for the Intel® Server Board X38ML


Last Reviewed: 30-Mar-2017
Article ID: 000008275

This page contains a list of supported operating systems for the Intel® Server Board X38ML. Operating systems not listed below are not supported by this Intel Server Board.

 

Operating System Type Of Testing Note
Microsoft Windows XP Professional*, SP2 (32-bit) Compatibility & Stress 3
Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 5.0 AS, Update 1 (32-bit) Compatibility & Stress 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 AS, Update 1, EM64T Compatibility & Stress 4
SuSE* Linux Enterprise Server 10, SP1 (32-bit) Compatibility & Stress 5
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SP1, EM64T Compatibility & Stress 5
Microsoft Windows Server 2008* Enterprise Edition (32-bit) Basic Installation  
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition for EM64T Basic Installation  
Microsoft Windows Server 2003* Enterprise Edition, SP2 (32-bit) Basic Installation  
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for EM64T, SP2 Basic Installation  
Microsoft Windows Vista* (32-bit) Basic Installation  
Microsoft Windows Vista*, EM64T Basic Installation  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 AS, Update 6 (32-bit) Basic Installation  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 AS, Update 6, EM64T Basic Installation  
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, SP4 (32-bit) Basic Installation  
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, SP4, EM64T Basic Installation  

 

For a list of Operating System certifications, check the Tested Hardware and Operating System List located on support.

 
Notes
  1. Adapter/Peripheral Compatibility & Stress testing is performed only on the most current release of a supported operating system at the time of a given validation run. The Adapter/Peripheral Compatibility & Stress testing process consists of three areas: Base Platform, Multiple Adapter, and Endurance:
    • Base Platform: Each base platform will successfully install a given operating system, successfully run a disk stress test, and successfully run a network stress test.
    • Adapter Compatibility: Adapter compatibility validation (CV) testing uses test suites to gain an accurate view of how the server performs with a wide variety of adapters under the primary supported operating systems. These tests are designed to show hardware compatibility between the cards and the server platform and include functional testing only. No heavy stressing of the systems or the cards is performed for CV testing.
    • Stress Testing: This test sequence uses configurations that include add-in adapters in all available slots, (depending on chassis used) for a minimum 72-hour test run without injecting errors. Each configuration passes an installation test, a Network/Disk Stress test, and tape backup test. Any fatal errors that occur will require a complete test restart.

     

  2. Basic installation testing is performed with each supported operating system. Basic installation testing validates that the server board can install the operating system and that the base hardware feature set is functional. A small set of peripherals is used for installation purposes only. No add-in adapter cards are tested. Testing may include network connectivity and running of proprietary and industry standard test suites.
  3. Intel's testing was completed with Microsoft Windows XP Professional* 32bit. The Intel® Server Board X38ML supports the operating system portion of Microsoft Windows XP Professional* 32bit SP2 only. The application portion is not tested or supported.
  4. Intel's testing was completed with Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 5.0 AS Update 1. The Intel Server Board X38ML supports the operating system portion of Red Hat* Enterprose Linux 5 Update 1 only. The application portion is not tested or supported.
  5. Intel's testing was completed with SuSE* Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1. The Intel Server Board X38ML supports the operating system portion of SuSE* Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 only. The application portion is not tested or supported.