Technical Product Specifications for Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC)


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 documents present the functional requirements and technical details of Intel® VROC for Windows* and Linux*.

What you should know about the Intel® VROC package
  • These technical product specifications describe the generic Intel® VROC features and functionality. System vendors may customize the Intel® VROC package for their specific platforms. Reference 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.
  • These technical product specifications are intended for OEMs/ODMs that require detailed information about the features and technical details of Intel® VROC. Consult the User Guides for Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) for information about using Intel® VROC.


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Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) Supported Configurations
Release Notes for Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC)
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