In a real-world production environment, you need to specify a system according to the design and business requirements.
When specifying the hardware for your private cloud deployment, take into consideration future growth needs. It is also important to apply the latest OS and software updates.
Use the following tables to carry out an extensive documentation of the hardware and software requirements for your deployment.
Create a document that outlines every solution component, describing the system requirements, before starting to implement.
The following table shows the supported OS and servers for SC 2012 SP1:
OS/Server supported ...