Article ID: 000096541 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 09/19/2023

Does the Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) Driver for VMware* support the Intel® Atom® C3000 platform?

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Summary

The Intel® Atom® C3000 platform is supported only in the Linux* and Windows* versions for the Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) Driver for Hardware Version 1.x.

Description

I'm looking for a QAT driver for Atom C3000 series on VMware ESXi. I have already checked the drivers for the hardware version 1.x/2.0, but it does not seem to be supported.

Resolution

The correct Intel® QAT driver to use is the one for the Hardware Version 1.x, however the Intel® QAT driver for VMware* does not support the Intel® Atom® C3000 hardware. The alternative options available would be to use the Intel® QAT driver for Linux* which has support for this hardware, or the Intel® QAT driver for Windows* which also supports the Intel® Atom® C3000 hardware.

Note
The Intel® QAT driver for Windows* supports the Intel® Atom® C3000 platform but with certain restrictions. For example, the host operating system supported is only Windows* 10 Enterprise LTSC, and virtualization is not supported with this hardware. Refer to the driver documentation for more details.