Dell Technologies collaborates extensively with Microsoft to ensure the consistent, reliable performance of Microsoft Windows Server operating systems running on PowerEdge servers.
For more information on the Microsoft Windows Server operating system supported on specific PowerEdge models refer to Dell PowerEdge/Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Support (LTSC).
For troubleshooting information on the Microsoft Windows Server operating system visit The PowerEdge Server Operating System Support Library
For additional information about the Windows Server operating system media when ordered with a PowerEdge server, refer to Dell PowerEdge: How to Download the Microsoft Windows Server Media / ISO file.
Dell Technologies has extensive Linux expertise through our dedicated Linux engineering and technical support teams. Several Linux distributions are supported through collaborative support agreements between Dell Technologies and our respective Linux partners.
Dell Technologies manages all hardware and operating system issues but escalate to the partner when needed.
Dell Technologies manages all hardware issues and will provide collaborative assistance with Oracle for Oracle Linux/Oracle VM and Canonical for Ubuntu, respectively, to handle Linux operating system support. Customers may still call Technical Support for assistance.
Partner hardware compatibility lists of PowerEdge servers that are compatible with the respective partner Linux operating systems.
Note: We acknowledge the wide use of CentOS on PowerEdge 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 CentOS.
Please refer to the operating system support above for Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
Additional guidance about virtualization solutions and compatibility is available in Deployment guides for Virtualization Solutions.