Supported Operating Systems for Dell PowerEdge Servers

Supported Operating Systems for Dell PowerEdge Servers


Windows Server is the brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems branded as "Windows Server", but not any other Microsoft products. It consists of several families of operating systems, each of which cater to a certain sector of the computing industry. At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services to the datacenter infrastructure.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server fulfills core operating system functions and includes additional capabilities that provide a firm foundation for application infrastructure. Dell has been offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux since 1998. Since that time, Dell and Red Hat have developed full solutions to run mission-critical workloads.


SUSE Linux Enterprise provides the most advanced foundation for your mission critical workloads. The scalable and flexible solution evolves with your business needs. SUSE periodically releases software updates to fix bugs, address security issues, and add new features. You can download these updates from Dell recommends that you update your system software to the latest revisions before you deploy your system.

To download and install package updates automatically, see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Deployment Guide at


VMware virtualizes computing, from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices, to help our customers be more agile, responsive, and profitable. VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, which provides cloud and virtualization software and services, and claims to be the first to successfully virtualize the x86 architecture commercially.

VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.

Article ID: SLN311023

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 05:14 AM

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