7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2018 10:21 PM by Intel Corporation

    Configuring bootable VROC mirror on S2600WFT mainboard with P3520 NVME drives through OCULINK connectors

    RickLP

      Hi. I have an Intel Server System configured as follows:

      (1) R2312WFTZS - Intel® Server System R2312WFTZS

      (2) CD8067303561500 - Intel® Xeon® Silver 4108 Processor (11M Cache, 1.80 GHz)

      (2) AXX1300TCRPS - AXX1300TCRPS - 1300W AC Power Supply

      (8) KSM26RS8/8HAI - KINGSTON 8GB 2666MHZ DDR4 ECC REG CL19 DIMM 1RX8 HYNIX A IDT

      (1) VROCSTANMOD - Raid On CPU standard Module

      (1) AXXCBL600CVCR - 600 mm long, accessory cable kit (1 cable included), straight OCuLink SFF-8611 connector to right angle OCuLink SFF-8611 connector

      (1) AXXCBL620CRCR - 620 mm long, spare cable kit (1 cable included), right angle OCuLink SFF-8611 connector to right angle OCuLink SFF-8611 connector

      (2) SSDPE2MX450G701 - P3520 (450GB, 2.5IN PCIE 3.0 X4, 3D1)

      (1) RMS3AC160- Intel Integrated RAID Module RMS3AC160

      (1) AXXRMFBU6 - Intel MFBU6 RAID Super Capacitor Module BACKUP FOR RMS3AC160

      (4) SSDSC2BB016T701 - DC S3520 Series 1.6TB 2.5inch SATA 6Gb/s 3D1 MLC Brown Box

       

      When I attempt to configure the VROC RAID in the BIOS there are no options to configure. I am able to configure the RMS3AC160. Everything I have been reading says in order to enable the Raid in the CPU (VROC) I need the VROC Key which I have installed, but there seems to be no way to address the NVME u.2 drives to configure. Where am I suppose to go to configure the RAID so I can boot up on it? I have read the Configuration document(https://downloadmirror.intel.com/27135/eng/RSTe%20VROC%20Users%20Manual_1.0.pdf) referenced in another thread(Intel S2600WF (Wolf Pass) can't see NVMe Drives and VROC is not detected ). I configure the Intel VMD and then restart and try to find the "Intel VROC HII interface" in the Bios and cannot find it. I have installed the newest BIOS (S2600WF_EFI_BIOSR0009_ME04.00.04.288.0_BMC1.29.7d703f59_FRUSDR1.29). I have tried in uefi and in legacy boot. Help, all I want is a mirrored nvme boot drive to install Windows Server 2016 on. With a 4 drive RAID 6 SATA disk to hold our data and hyper-v vm's and vhdx's.

       

      Also, I have not been able to get a windows installation to boot up on this system.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Rick Lund-Pedersen

      Around The Clock I. T. Solutions Ltd.