So you have your newly refurbished Dell Server – having been restored and rebirthed like a proverbial binary phoenix – primed and ready to go. All it needs now to fulfill your technological bidding: OS server software
But what software can this puppy run?
Fortunately, Dell has released a pretty comprehensive whitepaper compatibility matrix for its PowerEdge Server line with Microsoft Server OS –link here. We’ll walk through some of the terms and terminology used, as well as give a little more background on server licensing in general and what exactly it all means in plain English.