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 2003* 64-bit.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2* 64-bit.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012* 64-bit, starting with version 2.5.
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. These VM platforms are supported when Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit operating system is running as a guest:

VMware* ESXi
Microsoft Windows Hyper-V*
Citrix* XenServer

Is Linux* supported?
Yes. Intel® Cache Acceleration Software for Linux has been released and supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6, 6.1, CentOS 5/6 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1.

Are any client versions of Microsoft Windows supported, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8?
Yes, with 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?

This applies to:

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software

Solution ID: CS-033972
Last Modified: 28-Apr-2014
Date Created: 07-Jan-2013
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