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Dell EMC Enterprise Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Support

Dell EMC collaborates extensively with Microsoft to ensure the consistent, reliable performance of Microsoft operating systems running on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.

For more information on the Microsoft Server operating systems supported on specific PowerEdge models, please click here.

For troubleshooting information on the Microsoft Server operating systems, please click here.

Linux Operating System Support

Dell EMC has extensive Linux expertise through our dedicated Linux engineering and technical support teams. Several Linux distributions are supported through collaborative support agreements between Dell EMC and our respective Linux partners. Get support with our knowledge base articles.

Dell EMC Direct Operating System Support

Dell EMC manages all hardware and operating system issues but escalate to the partner, if needed.

Dell EMC and Partner Collaborative Operating System Support

Dell EMC manages all hardware issues and will provide collaborative assistance (see details here) with Oracle for Oracle Linux/Oracle VM and Canonical for Ubuntu, respectively, to handle operating system support. Customers may still call Dell EMC Support Services for assistance.


Partner Hardware Compatibility Lists

Partner hardware compatibility lists of Dell EMC servers that are compatible with the respective partner operating systems.

Note: We acknowledge the wide use of CentOS on Dell EMC servers and understand that it is a community-developed derivative of the Dell-supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Support for this operating system is available directly from the CentOS community at their website here.

Hypervisor Support

For Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, please refer to the Operating System support above.
  • Click here to view the deployment guides for VMware ESXi 
  • Click here to view the VMware Hardware Compatibility List
  • Click here to view the XenServer Hardware Compatibility List