While the regular approach to getting this microcode update is via a BIOS update, Intel realizes that this can be an administrative hassle. The Linux* operating system has a mechanism to update the microcode after booting. For example, this file will be used by the operating system mechanism if the file is placed in the /etc/firmware directory of the Linux system.

Supported Distributions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.2
  • CentOS 7.4
  • CentOS 7.3
  • CentOS 7.2
  • CentOS 7.1
  • CentOS 7
  • Chromium OS
  • Debian 8.x
  • Debian 7.x
  • Fedora 24
  • Fedora 23
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Linux
  • OpenDesktop
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu


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