Intel® VROC software and drivers allow a user to create and manage bootable or data RAID on NVMe SSDs directly attached over PCIe to CPUs in supported Workstations.
VROC does not recognize devices on PCIe slots connected to the PCH.
VROC is available as an option starting with HP Workstations, Z8 G4, Z6 G4, and Z4 G4.
All VROC options except passthru require an optional VROC Upgrade Key module be installed on the motherboard. HP systems support the following options: 1. Standard VROC Upgrade SKU: The Standard VROC upgrade key enables RAID 0, 1, & 10. 2. Premium VROC Upgrade SKU: The Premium VROC upgrade key enables RAID 0, 1, & 10 plus RAID 5 with write hole closure options of distributed partial parity logging (distributed among RAID members), or journaling disk (requires a Journaling disk in addition to RAID member drives). 3. Pass-thru mode: No Intel® VROC Upgrade Key installed in the platform. In this case the Intel VROC drivers are used in a pass-thru mode (non-RAID) instead of Microsoft inbox drivers. A user can start a 90-day trial of RAID functionality by creating a RAID using the Intel® RSTe GUI. Trial mode should only be used for evaluation.