3.4. Para-virtualized driver support

The para-virtualized drivers (the virtio drivers) support the following guest operating systems and versions. The para-virtualized drivers increase the performance for a virtual machine's block and network devices.
Guest operating systemPara-virtualized drivers
Windows XPBlock and network drivers
Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)Block and network drivers
Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)Block and network drivers
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit)Block and network drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 and newer (32 bit and 64 bit)Block and network drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 and newer (32 bit and 64 bit)Block and network drivers