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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 x440 Compute Node (7167) x240 M5 Compute Node (9532) x280/x480/x880 X6 (7903) x220 Compute Node (7906) x222 Compute Node (7916) x440 Compute Node (7917) x240 (8737/7863 E5-xxxxV2)
VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x440 Compute Node (7167) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x240 M5 Compute Node (9532) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x280/x480/x880 X6 (7903) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x220 Compute Node (7906) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x222 Compute Node (7916) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x440 Compute Node (7917) VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi) with x240 (8737/7863 E5-xxxxV2)
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x440 Compute Node (7167) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x240 M5 Compute Node (9532) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x280/x480/x880 X6 (7903) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x220 Compute Node (7906) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x222 Compute Node (7916) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x440 Compute Node (7917) VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) with x240 (8737/7863 E5-xxxxV2)
VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with x220 Compute Node (7906) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with x222 Compute Node (7916) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with x440 Compute Node (7917) VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi) with x240 (8737/7863 E5-xxxxV2)
VMware ESXi 4.1 VMware ESXi 4.1 with x220 Compute Node (7906) VMware ESXi 4.1 with x440 Compute Node (7917)
VMware ESX 4.1 VMware ESX 4.1 with x220 Compute Node (7906) VMware ESX 4.1 with x222 Compute Node (7916) VMware ESX 4.1 with x440 Compute Node (7917)

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