Servers.com offers a set of operating systems for automatic installation and re-installation on bare metal servers (you will find the list below). Automatic OS installation and re-installation can be ordered during the initial server configuration or later in the customer portal.
The following operating systems for the x64 architecture are available for automatic installation and re-installation on bare metal servers:
|Operating System Family||Version||Licensing type||End of Support|
|CentOS||7||Free||June 30, 2024|
|CentOS||8||Free||December 31, 2021|
|Debian||10 LTS||Free||June, 2024|
|FreeBSD||stable/12||Free||June 30, 2024|
|Ubuntu||18.04 LTS||Free||April, 2023|
|Ubuntu||20.04 LTS||Free||April, 2025|
|Ubuntu||22.04 LTS||Free||April 2027||VMware ESXi||6.5||Free evaluation license||October 15, 2022|
|Windows Server Standard & Datacenter Editions||2012 R2||Subscription license||October 10, 2023|
|Windows Server Standard & Datacenter Editions||2016||Subscription license||January 12, 2027|
|Windows Server Standard & Datacenter Editions||2019||Subscription license||January 9, 2029|
|Windows Server Standard & Datacenter Editions||2022||Subscription license||October 14, 2031|
You can boot a custom OS image and install an operating system of your choice using your Dell server's out-of-band management platform – iDRAC. Please refer to the "How to boot a dedicated server into a custom OS image using iDRAC" article for instructions.