Solid-State Drives and Caching
Intel® Cache Acceleration Software
Operating Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which Microsoft Windows* operating systems are supported?
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* 64-bit SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012* 64-bit R2
Microsoft Windows 7* 64-bit (only with CAS-workstation SKU)
Microsoft Windows 8* 64-bit (only with CAS-workstation SKU)

Are virtual environments supported?
Yes. The VMware* ESXi platform is supported, when Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit SP1 or Server 2012 R2 operating system is running as a guest.

Is Linux* supported?
Yes. This page has the complete list of Linux* operating systems.

Are any client versions of Microsoft Windows supported, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8?
Yes. For the Intel® Cache Acceleration Software - Workstation (Intel® CAS-W) SKU, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit and Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit are supported. The workstation SKU is available through the Dell e-store as an optional accessory when building a Dell workstation system.

Are any 32-bit operating systems supported?
No.

This applies to:

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software

Solution ID: CS-033972
Last Modified: 06-Nov-2014
Date Created: 07-Jan-2013
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