Server Operating Systems and Virtualization Software

Server operating system and virtualization solutions for HPE servers from strategic partners.

Optimized and Ready for the Demands of Your Business

You can choose from a selection of virtualization and operating systems from our partners for your HPE server investment. Our servers are engineered for deep integration between HPE and partner management consoles and we work closely together with partners to help you optimize, certify, and support their products in your HPE server environment. Create the best combination for your needs by adding technical support to your HPE operating system and virtualization software.

Operating Systems and Virtualization

Operating systems and virtualization solutions for HPE servers from Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, SUSE, VMware and more.


Use Linux open source technologies to deliver exactly what your business requires. With HPE servers, you can choose from a wide range of partner products to design a reliable, innovative, high performing Linux platform for your needs.

Microsoft Windows Server

Combine the ease of management, virtualization, and scalability of Microsoft Windows Server with the intelligence of HPE ProLiant servers. HPE and Microsoft have worked together for over 30 years, delivering technologies, services, and support strategies to help transform your customers’ businesses, and unleash new business value.


Take advantage of virtualization and cloud through infrastructure as a service (IaaS). You can count on HPE and VMware to deliver the high infrastructure service levels, flexibility, and reliability you need to power your business-critical workloads.

ESXi Images

Certain ProLiant servers require the use of the HPE Customized image for a successful installation. The drivers for the new network and storage controllers in the servers are integrated in the HPE Customized image and are not part of the generic ESXi image that is distributed by VMware.

Additional Operating Systems

Additional Solutions from Our Partners

Redefine the Server with Ready-to-Use ClearOS

Redefine the Server with Ready-to-Use ClearOS
Stop building servers from scratch. HPE ProLiant servers and ClearOS combine to offer you a simple, secure, and affordable platform — ready to install out of the box.