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Supported Operating Systems, Hypervisors and Hardware Architectures

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning, a comprehensive and out-of-the-box ready PXE server suite, is delivered both as an OVF Virtual Appliance and as packaged software that you install on an x86-based system or virtual machine running the latest 64-bit version of either RHEL or CentOS 5.x. All required additional software components and network services are automatically downloaded, installed and configured at product installation time.

Download LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning

Once you have installed LBMP or imported the LBMP virtual appliance, using the provided media management tools, simply upload your operating system or hypervisor ISO files and then start bare metal provisioning of Windows, Linux and ESXi payloads onto servers, blades, PCs, appliances and VMs. You can also perform bare metal imaging: capture (back up) and deploy (restore or clone) disk image payloads simply by entering a client system's network (MAC) address in the GUI and rebooting it. It's that easy!

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 7.0 "Buddy Holly" Supported Platforms

Coming Soon!

Provisioned and Imaged Operating Systems and Hypervisors Intel Architecture
Servers, Blades, VMs, PCs & Appliances
64-bit (x86_64/amd64)

Linux® Distributions and Hypervisors
CentOS 5.x, 6.x & 7.x *
Yes
Debian 7 ("Wheezy") & 8 ("Jessie") *
Yes
Fedora 21, 22 & 23 *
Yes
Oracle® Enterprise Linux 5.x, 6.x & 7.x *
Yes
RHEL (Red Hat® Enterprise Linux) 5.x, 6.x & 7.x *
Yes
Ubuntu® 12.04.x LTS ("Precise Pangolin"), 14.04.x LTS ("Trusty Tahr"), 15.10 ("Wily Werewolf"), 16.04.x LTS ("Xenial Xerus") & 16.10.x ("Yakkety Yak") *
Yes

Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systems
Windows Server 2012 R2
Yes
Windows 8.1
Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2
Yes
Windows 7
Yes

VMware® Hypervisors
VMware ESXi 5.x & ESXi 6.x
Yes

* User-extensible: existing control files (e.g. kickstart for Red Hat-based or preseed for Debian-based) can provision other distributions and releases not listed above. Customers seeking support for Linux distributions or operating systems not listed here should contact us.

What other platforms would you like to see us provision?

Imaged-Only Operating Systems: Capture & Deploy (Restore or Clone) Intel Architecture
Servers, Blades, VMs, PCs & Appliances
64-bit (x86_64/amd64)
Chrome OS & Chromium OS
Yes
FreeBSD, NetBSD & OpenBSD
Yes
Mac OS®
Yes
Minix
Yes

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.6 "Chuck Berry" and Cisco Server Provisioner 6.5 Supported Platforms

Provisioned and Imaged Operating Systems and Hypervisors Intel Architectures
Servers, Blades, VMs, PCs & Appliances
32-bit (i386)
64-bit (x86_64/amd64)

Linux® Distributions and Hypervisors
CentOS and CentOS KVM 4, 5 & 6
Yes
Yes
Debian 4 ("Etch") & 5 ("Lenny")
Yes
Yes
Fedora 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
Yes
Yes
RHEL (Red Hat® Enterprise Linux) and RHEL KVM 4, 5 & 6
Yes
Yes
Ubuntu® 8.04.1 LTS, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10 & 10.04 LTS (requires local mirror)
Yes
Yes

Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systems
Windows Server 2012 R2 (LBMP 6.6 and 7.1, not CSP 6.5.0)
N/A
Yes
Windows 8.1 (LBMP 6.6 and 7.1, not CSP 6.5.0)
N/A
Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2
N/A
Yes
Windows 7
N/A
Yes

VMware® Hypervisors
VMware ESXi 5.x
N/A
Yes

Cisco Server Provisioner Compatibility Matrix

What other platforms would you like to see us provision?

Imaged-Only Operating Systems: Capture & Deploy (Restore or Clone) Intel Architecture
Servers, Blades, VMs, PCs & Appliances
64-bit (x86_64/amd64)
Chrome OS & Chromium OS
Yes
FreeBSD, NetBSD & OpenBSD
Yes
Mac OS®
Yes
Minix
Yes