The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform are verified systems of compute, network, storage, and middleware elements that can significantly accelerate the introduction of next-generation virtualized solutions into the network, reducing both time to production and TCO.

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Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform Hardware Configurations

Ingredient

Plus Configuration

Base Configuration

Controller Node Configuration

 

Processors

2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor @ 2.1 GHz or Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252N processor @ 2.3 GHz, 24C/48T, or higher 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processor @ 2.1 GHz or Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230N processor @ 2.3 GHz, 20C/40T, or higher 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor @ 2.3 GHz or Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218N processor @ 2.3 GHz, 16C/32T, or higher

 

Memory

384 GB DDR4-2666 or 192 GB DDR4-2666 plus Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

192 GB DDR4-2666 or 192 GB

DDR4-2666 plus Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

1-1.5 TB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory
(recommended)

512 GB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory (recommended

Discrete Network Adapters

4x Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ quad-port @ 25 Gbps

2x Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ quad-port @ 25 Gbps or 4x Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ dual-port @ 25 Gbps

2x Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ dual-port @ 25 Gbps

Local Storage

2x Intel® SSD D3-S4510 Series or higher @ 480 GB or larger

Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform Software Configurations (Minimum)

  Ingredient
Software Version Details
Firmware

BIOS

MCU

SE5C620.86B.0X.02.0040.060420190144
Release Date June 04, 2019 0x5000026
FV25 NIC FW
v6.02 or later
Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory FW, DIMM FW NVMDIMMDriver: v01.00.00.3371
NVMDIMMHii: v01.00.00.3371
Host
OS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux*
RHEL7.6-kernel- 3.10.0-957.21.3.el7.x86_64
Hypervisor
KVM/QEMU
2.12.0
Libvirt
Libvirt
4.5.0
Docker
docker
Version 18.09.7, build 2d0083d
APPs
DPDK
18.11, 19.02
APPs
CollectD
5.8.0
Drivers
I40e
NVMe*
2.3.2-k
1.0
Guest
APPs
DPDK
18.11, 19.02
OS
Ubuntu*
18.04LTS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux*
7.6
CentOS*
7.6
Drivers I40evf
3.2.2-k