AMD recently announced the release of AMD Opteron™ 6300 and AMD Opteron™ 4300 series server processors.

Several Dell PowerEdge servers have been refreshed with the new AMD Opteron™ series processors. AMD Opteron™ 6300 series server processors refreshed on PowerEdge R815, R715 and M915 servers; AMD Opteron™ 4300 series server processors refreshed on PowerEdge R415 and R515 servers.

Dell Linux engineering in partnership with Red Hat and SUSE has validated and certified supported Dell PowerEdge servers with AMD Opteron™ 6300 and 4300 series processors.

Listed are the certified enterprise Linux operating systems on Dell PowerEdge servers.

Dell PowerEdge Server

Processor refresh

Minimum BIOS Version

RHEL 5.x

RHEL 6.x

SLES 11 SPx

PowerEdge R815

AMD Opteron™ 6300 series server processors

V3.0.4

RHEL 5.8 x86 & x86_64

RHEL 6.3 x86_64

SLES 11 SP2 x86_64

PowerEdge R715

AMD Opteron™ 6300 series server processors

V3.0.4

RHEL 5.8 x86 & x86_64

RHEL 6.3 x86_64

SLES 11 SP2 x86_64

PowerEdge M915

AMD Opteron™ 6300 series server processors

V3.0.4

RHEL 5.8 x86 & x86_64

RHEL 6.3 x86_64

SLES 11 SP2 x86_64

PowerEdge R415

AMD Opteron™ 4300 series server processors

V2.0.2

RHEL 5.8 x86 & x86_64

RHEL 6.3 x86_64

SLES 11 SP2 x86_64

PowerEdge R515

AMD Opteron™ 4300 series server processors

V2.0.2

RHEL 5.8 x86 & x86_64

RHEL 6.3 x86_64

SLES 11 SP2 x86_64

Click here to view the AMD processors and supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) versions.

Note: The core enumeration order on AMD Opteron™ 4100, 4200, 4300, 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processors has changed. The new processor core enumeration order is designed to facilitate better power management and can be enabled by upgrading to the latest BIOS version for your system from support.dell.com. Refer the user guide for information on BIOS version.