Windows Server 2016 is the next Operating System developed by Microsoft. It provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure and more.

Dell EMC is happy to announce the certified list of PowerEdge Servers for Windows Server 2016.

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Servers

TPM 2.0

TPM1.2

1

PowerEdge R730

2

PowerEdge R730XD

3

PowerEdge R630

4

PowerEdge T630

5

PowerEdge M630

6

PowerEdge FC630

7

PowerEdge R530

8

PowerEdge R430

9

PowerEdge T430

10

PowerEdge FC430

11

PowerEdge M830

12

PowerEdge FC830

13

PowerEdge T130

14

PowerEdge R330

15

PowerEdge R230

16

PowerEdge T330

17

PowerEdge R930

18

PowerEdge C6320

19

PowerEdge C4130

20

PowerEdge R830

21

PowerEdge VRTX

22

PowerEdge T20

NA

23

PowerEdge R920

NA

24

PowerEdge R720

NA

25

PowerEdge R720XD

NA

26

PowerEdge R620

NA

27

PowerEdge T620

NA

28

PowerEdge M620

NA

29

PowerEdge R820

NA

30

PowerEdge M520

NA

31

PowerEdge M420

NA

32

PowerEdge R420

NA

33

PowerEdge R320

NA

34

PowerEdge R520

NA

35

PowerEdge T320

NA

36

PowerEdge T420

NA

37

PowerEdge M820

NA

38

PowerEdge R220

NA

     39

PowerEdge T30

For more information on the Server listings, please refer the below links:

https://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1333&cpID=26039&avc=85&ava=0&avt=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25

Navigation from the default catalog page to view the Server listings:

  1. Access the catalog home page : https://www.windowsservercatalog.com/default.aspx
  2. Home -> OS Versions -> Certified for Windows Server 2016 -> Servers (from Product category) ->Dell Inc (from Vendor category)

All the Dell PowerEdge 13G Servers have achieved the “Hardware Assurance” logo. A Server is Assurance logo’d only if it passes the following verification tests:

  1. TPM 2.0
  2. Secure boot
  3. Adherence to UEFI specification v2.3.1c or greater
  4. IOMMU device presence and verification
  5. PPI Provision/Clear flags needs to be set to TRUE

For more information – Please refer this requirement Specification - System.Server.Base.EnhancedPlatformIntegrityProtectionForCloudServices from https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn932833(v=vs.85).aspx#system_server_base_enhancedplatformintegrityprotectionforcloudservices__if_implemented

For enabling the TPM 2.0 on Dell platforms please refer to the below steps.

The boot mode on Dell PowerEdge Servers with TPM 2.0 must be UEFI.  TPM 2.0 is only supported in UEFI, per TCG specification.  Attempting to use TPM 2.0 in legacy bios mode will result in an error.

Refer this Microsoft KB for more details - (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123365)

Dell recommended BIOS settings for TPM 2.0: 

Boot mode:

Set TPM Security as “On”:

Enable the recommended TPM 2.0 PPI flags & SHA256 Algorithm settings:

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