Arm SystemReady SR
Arm SystemReady SR is a band of system certification in the Arm SystemReady program.
SystemReady SR provides a solution for servers or workstations so software just works, allowing partners to deploy Arm servers or workstations with confidence. SystemReady SR ensures that Arm-based servers or workstations work out of the box, offering seamless interoperability with standard operating systems, hypervisors, and software.
SystemReady SR is designed for the Windows, Linux, VMware, and BSD environments on systems based on server or workstation Arm SoCs. SystemReady SR ensures standard firmware interfaces to deploy and maintain, reducing the cost of supporting multiple software versions. It also aims to support old operating systems to run on new hardware and vice versa, and targets generic off-the-shelf OSs.
SystemReady SR-compliant systems must conform to the:
- Base System Architecture (BSA) specification
- Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) supplement specification
- SBBR recipe of the Arm Base Boot Requirements (BBR) Specification
The SystemReady SR certification and testing requirements are specified in the Arm SystemReady Requirements Specification (SRS).
SystemReady SR Certified Systems
Note that this list does not indicate that the OS is officially supported on this device. Consult the device and OS vendors for official support.
“Ampere and Arm have worked together to ensure infrastructure compatibility across the cloud to the edge. The Arm SystemReady certification program gives customers a seamless, compatible software experience and highlights the importance of software and system architecture consistency. Ampere® Altra, the first cloud-native processor designed for modern datacenters, is now SystemReady SR v2.0 certified. (…).”
- Mauri Whalen, Vice President of Software Engineering at Ampere
"GIGABYTE is delighted to be one of the first Arm ServerReady system partners and has worked closely with Arm on the definition and validation of the ServerReady program, enabling us to offer hardware platforms that work on a wide range of operating systems and hypervisors. We are very happy that Arm has extended the ServerReady success to the edge and IoT market with the new SystemReady program. GIGABYTE is ready and excited to be able to empower customers with our Arm SystemReady certified systems.”
- Akira Hoshino, Head of Product Strategy and Planning at GIGABYTE
"At HPE, we are fully supportive of the Arm SystemReady certification program, which sets compatibility and performance standards for Arm-based systems. With the Arm certification achieved by our HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server in partnership with Ampere, we recognize the program's significance in driving innovation and expanding the Arm ecosystem. This certification validates our HPE solution, ensuring reliable operation, software interoperability, and industry-leading power efficiency, making the HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 a standout solution for cloud-native workloads in the market. By aligning with industry standards, we consistently deliver reliable, efficient, and future-ready server platforms to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”
- Peter Groth, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer & General Manager, Worldwide Service Providers, Compute Business Unit, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
At its core, the Arm SystemReady compliance certification program preserves the investments that we and customers make in our software stacks, For Microsoft Azure, the SystemReady platform certification means we can easily move from one generation to another. For customers, the SystemReady Virtual Environment (VE) certification means that their software investments are preserved across multiple VM generations as well. Arm's SystemReady compliance program is an essential component of building an innovative and evolving server ecosystem."
- Arun Kishan, Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President (CVP), Microsoft
Test Lab Facilities
We are using independent laboratories to expand the testing facilities for the SystemReady program. These laboratories currently consist of the following:
Other SystemReady Bands
SystemReady ES provides a solution for embedded devices that software just works, allowing partners to deploy Arm embedded devices with confidence.
SystemReady IR is tailored to meet the needs of embedded Linux/BSD ecosystem on systems based on embedded Arm SoCs.
SystemReady LS is tailored to meet the needs of many hyperscalers on systems based on server Arm SoCs.
SystemReady VE provides a solution for virtual environments, such as cloud instances or virtual platforms.
- Arm SystemReady SR Specifications
- Tools and Testing: Architectural Compliance Suite
- UEFI Drivers
- Video: GIGABYTE Receives ARM SystemReady Trophy
- Blog: Arm SystemReady certifications reach 50 including the Morello System Development Platform
- Blog: Major milestones for Arm SystemReady in driving ecosystem standards
- SystemReady Security Interface Extension User Guide