The list of Dell-supported operating systems changes based on the driver packs updated on the system. To update the drivers, please download the latest OS Driver pack that is associated to your server.
Compatible and supported Operating Systems for PowerEdge can be checked on the Dell Support Matrix.
Operating System manuals and installation guides can be found on Dell.com/OperatingSystemManuals
If the operating system is installed without using Lifecycle Controllers, some drivers are missing and will have to be manually installed.
How to install the Operating System (Windows, Linux) on a Dell server? SLN129177
This article explains how to use the OS Deployment feature to install or reinstall a supported operating system on a server.
This guide works for all supported OS. In most of the cases Windows Server, RedHat, SUSE, and CentOS are supported. For more support information, please refer to the Dell Support Matrix.
To install VMware ESXi on a Dell Server, it is recommended to boot directly on the Dell Customized Image.
This article explains. How to download the Dell ESXi image? SLN288152 on the Dell Website.
For a remote installation please consider the following two articles:
Installation of Windows 2016 in UEFI mode using the LifeCycle Controller
Installation of VMware ESXi without LifeCycle Controller
Technical Articles regarding Operating System installation
When deploying an operating system without using the OS Deployment feature, the RAID Controller drivers may not be included in the installation wizard. As a result, no available partition is displayed during the installation.
How to manually load the PERC Drivers during Windows 2003, 2008 or 2012 installation is explained in this article.
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Article ID: SLN300663Last Date Modified: 12/06/2019 02:39 AM