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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.




VMware Operating Systems
Model: HS22 (7870,7809) HS22V (7871) HX5 (7872) 7996 HS12 (8014) 7981 8678 8843 8832 HS21 (8853) HS21 (7995) JS22 (7998) JS12 (7998-60X) JS23/JS43 (7778) 8839 8842 8844, 7988 8850 LS21 (7971) LS22 (7901) LS41 (7972) LS42 (7902) QS21 (0792) QS22 (0793)
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with HS22V (7871) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with HX5 (7872)
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with HS22V (7871) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with HX5 (7872)
VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with HS22V (7871) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with HX5 (7872) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with HS12 (8014)
VMware ESXi 4.1 VMware ESXi 4.1 with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware ESXi 4.1 with HS22V (7871) VMware ESXi 4.1 with HX5 (7872) VMware ESXi 4.1 with HS12 (8014) VMware ESXi 4.1 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESXi 4.1 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESXi 4.1 with LS22 (7901) VMware ESXi 4.1 with LS42 (7902)
VMware ESX 4.1 VMware ESX 4.1 with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware ESX 4.1 with HS22V (7871) VMware ESX 4.1 with HX5 (7872) VMware ESX 4.1 with HS12 (8014) VMware ESX 4.1 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESX 4.1 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESX 4.1 with LS22 (7901) VMware ESX 4.1 with LS42 (7902)
VMware ESX Server 2.0 VMware ESX Server 2.0 with 8678 VMware ESX Server 2.0 with 8832 VMware ESX Server 2.0 with 8839
VMware ESX Server 2.1 VMware ESX Server 2.1 with 8678 VMware ESX Server 2.1 with 8832 VMware ESX Server 2.1 with 8839
VMware ESXi 4.0 VMware ESXi 4.0 with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware ESXi 4.0 with HS22V (7871) VMware ESXi 4.0 with HX5 (7872) VMware ESXi 4.0 with HS12 (8014) VMware ESXi 4.0 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESXi 4.0 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESXi 4.0 with LS21 (7971) VMware ESXi 4.0 with LS22 (7901) VMware ESXi 4.0 with LS41 (7972) VMware ESXi 4.0 with LS42 (7902)
VMware ESX 4.0 VMware ESX 4.0 with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware ESX 4.0 with HS22V (7871) VMware ESX 4.0 with HX5 (7872) VMware ESX 4.0 with HS12 (8014) VMware ESX 4.0 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESX 4.0 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESX 4.0 with LS21 (7971) VMware ESX 4.0 with LS22 (7901) VMware ESX 4.0 with LS41 (7972) VMware ESX 4.0 with LS42 (7902)
VMware ESXi 3.5 VMware ESXi 3.5 with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware ESXi 3.5 with HS22V (7871) VMware ESXi 3.5 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESXi 3.5 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESXi 3.5 with LS21 (7971) VMware ESXi 3.5 with LS22 (7901) VMware ESXi 3.5 with LS41 (7972) VMware ESXi 3.5 with LS42 (7902)
VMware ESX 3.5 VMware ESX 3.5 with HS22 (7870,7809) VMware ESX 3.5 with HS22V (7871) VMware ESX 3.5 with 8843 VMware ESX 3.5 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESX 3.5 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESX 3.5 with 8850 VMware ESX 3.5 with LS21 (7971) VMware ESX 3.5 with LS22 (7901) VMware ESX 3.5 with LS41 (7972) VMware ESX 3.5 with LS42 (7902)
VMware ESX Server 3.0 VMware ESX Server 3.0 with 7981 VMware ESX Server 3.0 with 8843 VMware ESX Server 3.0 with 8832 VMware ESX Server 3.0 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESX Server 3.0 with HS21 (7995) VMware ESX Server 3.0 with 8839 VMware ESX Server 3.0 with 8850 VMware ESX Server 3.0 with LS21 (7971) VMware ESX Server 3.0 with LS41 (7972)
VMware ESX Server 2.5 VMware ESX Server 2.5 with 8678 VMware ESX Server 2.5 with 8843 VMware ESX Server 2.5 with 8832 VMware ESX Server 2.5 with HS21 (8853) VMware ESX Server 2.5 with 8839 VMware ESX Server 2.5 with 8850 VMware ESX Server 2.5 with LS21 (7971) VMware ESX Server 2.5 with LS41 (7972)

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