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How to Install the Operating System on Dell PowerEdge™ 12G Servers

Article ID : 578601Date Published : 2012-09-05Journal ID : 9a92c7ec-8bea-4ff5-94a1-ff419ad477cc
Article Summary: This article provides information on how install the Operating System on Dell PowerEdge 12G Servers.

Dell PowerEdge 12G Servers include the following models:
T320, R320, T420, R420, R520, T620, R620, R720xd, R720, R820, M420, M520, M620, and M820.

There are two simple ways of installing a supported Operating System onto your 12G server.

Microsoft OS Matrix

 Linux OS Matrix


Dedicated VMware versions can be downloaded directly from, select your product, Under the Operating System Tab, select your desired VMWare Hypervisor Version (ESX and ESXi): Downloadable ISO's are available under the "Enterprise Solutions" category. If your system shipped with internal SD card support, and you want to install an embedded version of ESX(i), please read the following article for detailed instructions: Installing Your VMware® ESXi Software on Flash Media.


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