This article describes how to navigate and understand the Supported Operating Systems page, which is the page that explains which Operating Systems are supported.
- You must be logged in to view the Supported Operating Systems page.
Content / Solution:
Click on the Compute menu and select Supported Operating Systems from the drop-down menu:
The system will display the Supported Operating Systems dashboard:
- - Indicates the default Network Adapter for the Operating System.
- - Indicates that the item is supported by the Operating System.
- Indicates that the item is not supported by the Operating System.
The Dashboard contains several columns:
Name - The name of the supported Operating System. For example, CentOS, SUSE, RedHat, Windows, etc.
OS Family Type - The Operating System family. For example, UNIX, Windows, etc.
- OS Units Group ID - Identifies the OS Units Group. For example, CENTOS, ORACLE, GENERAL, REDHAT, WINDOWS, etc.
OS Unit Rate Type - Identifies the rate incurred by the OS based on its associated OS Units Group.
OS Groups and OS Units details
A complete explanation of OS Units and OS Unit Groups is available at Introduction to OS Units
- OS Units Usage Element - Displays which Usage Element is mapped to which OS Units Group. See Introduction to OS Units
Supported Network Adapters - Which Network Adapters are supported by the Operating System. See How to Change the Network Adapter of a NIC on a Cloud Server
Supported SCSI Adapters - Displays which SCSI Adapters are supported by the Operating System. See Introduction to Cloud Server Local Storage ("Disks") and Disk Speeds
Without Guest OS Customization - Whether the Operating System supports Non-Guest OS Customization. See Introduction to Cloud Server Provisioning, OS Customization, and Best Practices
Guest OS Customization - Whether the Operating System supports Guest OS Customization. See Introduction to Cloud Server Provisioning, OS Customization, and Best Practices
Supports Backup - Whether the Operating System supports Backup. See Cloud Backup - Introduction
Supports Import - Whether the Operating System supports the Import function. See Introduction to the Import / Export Function
Given the sheer volume of supported Operating Systems, the use of the built-in filtering can be hugely beneficial if you are looking for a certain Operating System. You can filter by Name or OS Family Type.
Click on the Filter button near the top of either the Name or OS Family Type columns.
The Filter dialog will be displayed:
Click on the 'Contains' box and select the desired filter from the drop-down menu:
Enter the filter parameter in the text box, then click the Filter button:
The system will display the filtered results:
You can change the number of items that are displayed on each page by adjusting the number at the bottom of the table:
Use the directional arrows to change pages or click on a page number.
For more information about which operating systems are supported, see What Operating Systems are Currently Supported on CloudControl?