Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) Configuration Guide for the Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) Feature


Install & Setup



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.

Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) is a storage device that integrates encryption of user data at rest. All user data written to the storage device is encrypted by specialized hardware implemented inside the storage device controller. The data is decrypted as it is read.

The following configuration guide describes the operations of the Intel® VROC SED feature.

What you should know about the Intel® VROC package
  • 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 these resources conflicts with the support information provided by the platform OEM, the platform documentation and configurations take precedence.
  • This document is intended for OEMs/ODMs that require detailed information about the capabilities and technical details of the Intel® VROC SED feature. 

Intel® VROC Configuration Guide for the SED Feature (PDF) PDF icon
Revision: 1.1
Size: 2.86 MB
Date: March 2024


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