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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: HS22 (7870,7809) HS22V (7871) HX5 (7872) 7996 HS12 (8014) 7981 8678 8843 8832 HS21 (8853) HS21 (7995) 8839 8850 LS21 (7971) LS22 (7901) LS41 (7972) LS42 (7902) QS21 (0792) QS22 (0793)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with HS22 (7870,7809)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with HX5 (7872)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HX5 (7872) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HX5 (7872) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition with HS21 (7995)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HX5 (7872) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition with LS41 (7972)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HX5 (7872) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition with LS41 (7972)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HX5 (7872) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition with LS41 (7972)
Windows HPC Server 2008 Windows HPC Server 2008 with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows HPC Server 2008 with HS21 (8853) Windows HPC Server 2008 with HS21 (7995)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS22V (7871) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS12 (8014) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS21 (8853) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS21 (7995) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with LS21 (7971) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with LS22 (7901)
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS22V (7871) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS12 (8014) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS21 (8853) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS21 (7995) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with LS21 (7971) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with LS22 (7901)
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS22V (7871) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS12 (8014) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS21 (8853) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with HS21 (7995) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with LS21 (7971) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition with LS22 (7901)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HS22V (7871) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HX5 (7872) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition with HS21 (7995)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS22V (7871) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS12 (8014) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS21 (8853) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with HS21 (7995) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with LS21 (7971) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition with LS22 (7901)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation with HS12 (8014)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 7981 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8678 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8839 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed. w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 7981 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Ent. Ed.(64 bit) w/Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with 7981 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with 8678 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition with HS22 (7870,7809)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with 7981 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with 8678 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with 8839 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 7981 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 8678 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 8843 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 8832 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 8839 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 8850 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with LS42 (7902)
Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition with HS12 (8014) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition with HS21 (8853) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition with HS21 (7995) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition with LS21 (7971) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition with LS22 (7901)
Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition with HS22 (7870,7809) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition with HS12 (8014) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition with HS21 (8853) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition with HS21 (7995) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition with LS21 (7971) Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition with LS22 (7901)
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition with 8843
Windows Vista Business x86 Windows Vista Business x86 with 7996
Windows Vista Business x64 Windows Vista Business x64 with 7996
Windows Vista Enterprise x86 Windows Vista Enterprise x86 with 7996
Windows Vista Enterprise x64 Windows Vista Enterprise x64 with 7996
Windows Vista Ultimate x86 Windows Vista Ultimate x86 with 7996
Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Windows Vista Ultimate x64 with 7996
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition with 7996
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with 7996
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with 7981 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with 8678 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with 8843 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with 8832 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with 8839 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with 8850 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with LS41 (7972)
Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with HS22 (7870,7809) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with HS12 (8014) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with HS21 (7995) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with LS22 (7901) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with LS41 (7972) Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with LS42 (7902)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server w/ Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server w/ Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8678 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server w/ Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8832 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server w/ Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) with 8839
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 7981 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 8678 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 8843 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 8832 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with HS21 (8853) Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 8839 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 8850 Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with LS21 (7971) Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with LS41 (7972)

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  • Microsoft Windows Datacenter operating systems are only supported in the specific configurations that have been certified by IBM.
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