Article ID: 000090294 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 12/08/2022

Does Intel® Server M50CYP Supports RAID 1 Using Onboard 2 x M.2 Ports with Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC)?

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Summary

The M.2 SSDs can be configured into bootable RAID volume using Intel® VROC

Description

Planning to configure RAID 1 using M.2 SSD with Premium or Standard Intel® VROC key on Intel® Server System M50CYP2UR208

Resolution

Refer to Intel® Server System M50CYP2UR Technical Product Specifications section M.2 SSD Storage Support

The M.2 SSDs can be configured into bootable RAID 1 volume using Intel® VROC, however, requirements and steps are different depending on the type of M.2 SSD (PCIe* NVMe* or SATA) used.

For PCIe* NVMe* M.2 SSDs:

  1. Enter the system BIOS by pressing the F2 key while the system boots
  2. Navigate to Advanced > Integrated IO Configuration > Volume Management Device
  3. Enable the M.2 Volume Management Device as follow:
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  4. Press F10 then press Y to Save Changes and reboot
  5. Enter the system BIOS by pressing the F2 key while the system boots
  6. Navigate to Advanced -> PCI Configuration -> UEFI Option ROM Control > Intel(R) Virtual RAID On CPU
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    NoteIntel® VROC VMD/NVMe requires a physical upgrade key. If the Upgrade key shows pass-thru mode, this means currently there is no upgrade key installed. An upgrade key needs to be installed to create RAID volume.
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  7. Select Create RAID Volume, at the RAID Level option press the Enter key and choose the RAID 1 option.
  8. Configure the remaining settings as desired and select Create Volume.
  9. Press F10 then press Y to Save Changes and Exit, the system will save the changes and reboot.

 

For SATA M.2 SSDs:

  1. Enter the system BIOS by pressing the F2 key while the system boots
  2. Navigate to Advanced > Mass Storage Controller Configuration > sSATA Controller (Port 0 - 5)
  3. Change the setting of AHCI Capable sSATA Controller to RAID Mode (default is AHCI)
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  4. Press F10 then press Y to Save Changes and reboot
  5. Enter the system BIOS by pressing the F2 key while the system boots
  6. Navigate to Advanced -> PCI Configuration -> UEFI Option ROM Control > Intel(R) VROC sSATA Controller
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  7. Select Create RAID Volume, at the RAID Level option press the Enter key and choose the RAID 1 option.
  8. Configure the remaining settings as desired and select Create Volume
  9. Press F10 then press Y to Save Changes and Exit, the system will save the changes and reboot.