Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) User Guide for VMware* ESXi*


Product Information & Documentation



Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) is an enterprise RAID solution that unleashes the performance of NVMe* SSDs. Intel® VROC is enabled by a feature in Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors called Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD), an integrated controller inside the CPU PCIe root complex. NVMe* SSDs are directly connected to the CPU, allowing the full performance potential of fast storage devices to be realized. Intel® VROC enables these benefits without the complexity, cost, and power consumption of traditional hardware RAID host bus adapter (HBA) cards placed between the drives and the CPU.

The following user guide provides the information required to manage Intel® VROC RAID volumes in VMware* ESXi*, including:

  • Product overview and functionality
  • Installation process
  • RAID management
  • LED management
What you should know about the Intel® VROC package
  • This user guide describes the generic Intel® VROC features and functionality. System vendors may customize the Intel® VROC package for their specific platforms. Refer to your OEM for a full list of available feature sets. If any of the information in this document conflicts with the support information provided by the platform OEM, the platform documentation and configurations take precedence.

Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) Driver User Guide for VMware* ESXi* (PDF) PDF icon
Revision: 005
Size: 0.59 MB
Date: July 2024

In addition to this user guide, if you are also looking for a Direct Assign configuration guide for VMware* ESXi*, refer to the Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) Configuration Guide for VMware* ESXi* Linux* Virtual Machines Direct Assign.


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