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
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Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD) Driver User Guide for VMware* ESXi* (PDF)
Size: 0.69 MB
Date: October 2023
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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