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On the following pages a "bluecheck" means the operating system has been tested with that particular system, will run on that system, and is considered "ServerProven" which is an IBM supported environment.

The specific update or service pack initially tested may be seen by clicking on the "bluecheck".

Updates or service packs equal to or higher within the same OS release family of the operating system are also supported. However, support for newer releases or versions are not supported unless specifically identified on the following pages with the "bluecheck".

A "bluecheck" does not imply that the operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software. Please click on the "bluecheck" to view any known configuration limitations. The third party operating system support data provided on these pages is provided as a convenience for informational purposes only.

Note: Technical and defect support information can be in the product documentation that comes with your system. If you require additional support services, please contact IBM or the third party provider. For more information on the IBM support service offerings available for purchase in your country, please click here.




Microsoft Operating Systems
Model HX5 (7873) HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) HS23 (7875) HS23E (8038) PS700/PS701/PS702 (8406) PS703/PS704 (7891)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with HS23 (7875) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HS23 (7875) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS23 (7875) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS23 (7875) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS23 (7875) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS23 (7875)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS23 (7875) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS23E (8038)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2)
Windows HPC Server 2008 Windows HPC Server 2008 with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Windows HPC Server 2008 with HS23 (7875)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HX5 (7873) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS23 (7875)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HX5 (7873) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HS23 (7875, E5-xxxxV2) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HS23E (8038)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HX5 (7873) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS23 (7875)

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Notes:

  • Microsoft Windows Datacenter operating systems are only supported in the specific configurations that have been certified by IBM.
  • For detailed information on testing performed by the OS Vendor, please visit the following site: Microsoft