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Server Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Support

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 Windows Server Support.

Linux Server Operating System Support

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 Direct Linux Operating System Support

Dell Technologies manages all hardware and operating system issues but escalate to the partner when needed.

Dell Technologies and Partner Collaborative Linux Operating System Support

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

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

Hypervisor Support

Please refer to the operating system support above for Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Additional guidance about virtualization solutions and compatibility.

Deployment guides for Virtualization Solutions

VMware Compatibility Guide

Citrix Hypervisor Hardware Compatibility List