Intel® VTune™ Profiler Sampling Driver Downloads

Published: 04/13/2018  

Last Updated: 07/28/2020

Intel® VTune™ Profiler uses kernel drivers to enable hardware event based sampling and collect event based sampling data from Performance Monitoring Units on the CPU.

The VTune Profiler installer automatically uses the Sampling Driver Kit included with the package to build drivers for your kernel with the default installation options.

Sometimes updates to the operating system may cause these drivers to fail at build or loading. In those instances, users may need updated versions of the drivers before official updates of the product are available. The latest available drivers are available below.

After downloading the file, extract the contents and replace the <install directory>/sepdk directory with this new sepdk directory. The default install directory is /opt/intel/vtune_profiler/. Then follow the instructions to build and install the driver on Linux* targets here: or the instructions to build and install the driver on FreeBSD* targets here:

File OS VTune Profiler Version Targeted Audience


Version 2020 Update 2 or newer Users with kernel version 5.0, 4.4.73-5, 3.10.0-862, 2.6.32-754.3.5 and newer


Version 2019 Gold or newer Users with FreeBSD 10, 11, or 12

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