Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud (DBC) - Red Hat Openstack* Platform

Simplified Deployment of Red Hat OpenStack* Cloud Infrastructures.

For many companies, the evolution to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) represents a daunting task. The new Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud - Red Hat OpenStack* Platform with Red Hat Ceph* Storage makes these challenges a thing of the past. Intel and Red Hat combined their efforts to simplify the acquisition and implementation process of cloud solutions.

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud - Red Hat OpenStack* Platform with Red Hat Ceph* Storage reference architecture includes:

  • Red Hat OpenStack* Platform with Red Hat Ceph* storage overview
  • Solution Planning for your unique compute, storage, and network environment
  • Default reference configuration
  • Deployment process overview
  • Configuration files, including code and script

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Product Specifications

Default Reference Configuration of Nodes

The default reference architecture used three 2U Intel® Server Chassis that support up to four nodes each, including controller, compute and storage nodes based on the below configuration.

Component Description Intel Product Code MM# Quantity
Controller node specification
Compute module Intel® Compute Module
HNS2600TP24SR
See section 3.2.1 for details
HNS2600TP24SR 945609 1
Processor Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v4
(14 Cores, 35M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
CM8066002031201 947617 2
Memory 32 GB DDR4 DIMM (384GB total) - - 12
Network adapter 10 GbE SFP+ Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710DA2 933206 1
Boot device Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series (340GB, M.2) SSDSCKHB340G401 932266 1
Remote management module Intel® Remote Management Module 4 Lite AXXRMM4LITE2 946514 1
Local storage Intel® SSD DC S3710 Series (800 GB, SATA) SSDSC2BA800G401 937745 2
Compute node specification
Compute module Intel® Compute Module
HNS2600TP24SR
See section 3.2.1 for details
HNS2600TP24SR 945609 1
Processor Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v4
(14 Cores, 35M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
CM8066002031201 947617 2
Memory 32 GB DDR4 DIMM (384GB total) - - 12
Network adapter 10 GbE SFP+ Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710DA2 933206 1
Boot device Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series (340GB, M.2) SSDSCKHB340G401 932266 1
Remote management module Intel® Remote Management Module 4 Lite AXXRMM4LITE2 946514 1
Local storage Intel® SSD DC P3700 Series (1.6TB, PCIe* NVMe*) SSDPE2MD016T401 933081 2
Storage node specification
Compute module Intel® Compute Module
HNS2600TP24SR
See section 3.2.1 for details
HNS2600TP24SR 945609 1
Processor Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4
(10 Cores, 25M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
CM8066002032701 948123 2
Memory 16 GB DDR4 DIMM  (128 GB total) - - 8
Network adapter 10 GbE SFP+ Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710DA2 933206 1
Boot device Intel® SSD DC S3500 Series (340GB, M.2) SSDSCKHB340G401 932266 1
Remote management module Intel® Remote Management Module 4 Lite AXXRMM4LITE2 946514 1
Data storage (all-flash node) Intel® SSD DC S3710 Series (800 GB, SATA) SSDSC2BA800G401 937745 5
Data storage (hybrid node) Seagate* Enterprise Capacity 2.5 HDD (2TB, SAS) ST2000NX0433 - 5
Journaling storage Intel® SSD DC P3700 Series (1.6TB, PCIe* NVMe*) SSDPE2MD016T401 933081 1

 

Note: The storage nodes can be either all-flash or hybrid. The difference is the data capacity drives, which are SATA SSDs for all-flash and SAS HDDs for hybrid. In both cases, the journaling drive is NVMe*.