Steps to create a RAID array to install operating system (OS) using Intel® VROC SATA in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode
The drives are not showing up in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) after selecting the RAID type, and the option to create the RAID is not there, either.
To set the BIOS in UEFI mode, follow the steps below:
- Go to the BIOS.
It can be launched by pressing F2 during the Power-on self-test (POST).
- Go to Boot maintenance manager > Advanced boot options > Set the System to UEFI mode. Press F10 (Save changes and exit).
To create the RAID volume:
- Press F2 to enter BIOS.
- Go to the Advanced > Mass storage controller configuration.
- Select the desired controller:
- Set AHCI Capable (s)SATA Controller to RAID Mode and (s)SATA RAID Options to Intel® VROC (SATA RAID)
Note You may see Intel® RSTe instead of Intel® VROC (SATA) on older version of BIOS or Intel® Server Products. See Intel® VROC vs. Previous Intel® RSTe: Name Change Explained for further details.
- Press F10 (Save changes and exit).
- Boot to the BIOS once again.
- Go to Advanced > PCI Configuration > UEFI Option ROM Control.
- Scroll to the very bottom and select Intel® VROC SATA Controller.
Note Depending on the system configuration, you may also see Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU. Do not select this as this is for NVMe* RAID.
- Select Create RAID Volume.
- Configure the RAID Volume as desired.
- Select Create Volume.
For supported Linux* distributions and versions, no manual driver installation is required as the driver is included in the OS image. Refer to the OS compatibility guide for Intel® Server Products for a list of supported Linux* OS.
For supported Windows* OS:
- Download the Windows Intel® VROC driver for your Intel® Server Products (Scroll to the bottom).
- Unzip the ZIP (compressed) file.
- Go to the F6-drivers in the extracted folder and copy the files under iaStorE.free.win8.64bit to a USB drive.
- Insert the USB drive with the drivers.
- In the screen where the partition needs to be selected, click Load drivers and select the files copied on step 3.
- If the OS does not find the virtual drive / RAID volume, click the Rescan button.
- Create the partition and continue with the installation process.