Before you configure the bare metal server, make sure that your server meets the supported requirements.

Important: The user performing the installation may require sudo command permissions for some of the procedures. See Install Third-Party Packages on a Physical Server.

Bare Metal Server Requirements

Operating System Version CPU Cores Memory
CentOS Linux

7.6 (kernel: 3.10.0-957)

7.7

7.8

7.9

4 16 GB
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

7.6 (kernel: 3.10.0-957)

7.7

7.8

7.9

4 16 GB
Oracle Linux

7.6 (kernel: 3.10.0-957)

7.7

7.8

7.9

4 16 GB
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 sp3

12 sp4

4 16 GB
Ubuntu

16.04.2 LTS (kernel: 4.4.0-*)

18.04

4 16 GB
Windows Server 2016 (minor version 14393.2248 and later)

2019

4 16 GB
  • Ensure MTU is set to 1600 for Jumbo frame support by NIC or OS drivers.
  • Hosts running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS must be upgraded from 16.04 or freshly installed.

Physical NICS

For physical servers running Linux: There is no restriction on the physical NIC other than being supported by the operating system.

For Windows, the additional restriction is for the physical NIC and its associated driver to support jumbo packet. To verify whether jumbo packet is supported, run the following command:

$ (Get-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -Name "<Ethernet>").DisplayName -Contains "Jumbo Packet"

Where, <Ethernet> must be replaced with the real adapter name of each physical NIC.

Table 1. Virtual NICs
NIC Type Description PCI BUS ID Firmware Version
e1000e Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network 0000:1b:00 12.15.22.6 and later version
vmxnet3 vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter 0000:0b:00 1.9.2.0 and later version