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Deploy the operating system

Two methods are available for deploying an operating system on the server.

Available operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • VMware ESXi

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Complete list of available operating systems: OS Interoperability Guide.

Tool-based deployment

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager

Deploy an operating system through XClarity Provisioning Manager Lite

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 Server Operating Systems Support Center 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.