Requirements for configuring BranchCache
After meeting some prerequisites, you can set up BranchCache.
The following requirements must be met before configuring BranchCache on the CIFS server for your SVM:
ONTAP must be installed on all nodes in the cluster.
CIFS must be licensed and a CIFS server must be configured.
IPv4 or IPv6 network connectivity must be configured.
For BranchCache 1, SMB 2.1 or later must be enabled.
For BranchCache 2, SMB 3.0 must be enabled and the remote Windows clients must support BranchCache 2.