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Install the operating system

Several options are available to install an operating system on the server.

Available operating systems

Below lists available operating systems for the server.

Supported and certified operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • VMware ESXi

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Canonical Ubuntu

Tool-based deployment

Manual deployment

If you cannot access the above tools, follow the instructions below, download the corresponding OS Installation Guide, and deploy the operating system manually by referring to the guide.

  1. Go to Lenovo Software and Operating Systems website.

  2. Select an operating system from the navigation pane and click Resources.

  3. Locate the OS Install Guides area and click the installation instructions. Then, follow the instructions to complete the operation system deployment task.