The Intel® Select Solution for NFVI reference designs provide a roadmap to building optimized, next-generation network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
|Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Base Configuration Hardware||Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Plus Configuration Hardware|
|Platform||Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family||Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family|
|Processor||Intel® Xeon® Gold 6138/6138T processor, 2.0 GHz, 20 C,
125 W or higher number Intel® Xeon® Gold or Platinum processor
|Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 processor, 2.1 GHz, 22 C, 140 W or higher number Intel® Xeon® Gold or Platinum processor|
|Memory||16 GB DDR4 2667 MHz, 24 x 16 GB (384 GB Total) or minimum all 6 memory channels populated (1 DPC) to achieve 384 GB (i.e., 6 x 32 GB RDIMM)||16 GB DDR4 2667 MHz, 24 x 16 GB (384 GB Total)
Minimum all 6 memory channels populated (1 DPC) to achieve 384 GB (i.e., 6 x 32 GB RDIMM)
|NICS||2 x Dual Port 25 GbE Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SFP28+ or
2 x Dual Port 10 GbE Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 (Intel® Ethernet CNA X710) or
2 x Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 SFP+
|2 x Dual Port 25 GbE Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SFP28+ or
2 x Dual Port 40 GbE Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 (Intel® Ethernet CNA X710)
|Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT)
||Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8970 (PCIe*) Add in Card (AIC), or
Equivalent third-party Intel® C628 chipset Intel® QAT-enabled PCIe* AIC with minimum of 8 or 16 lanes of PCIe* connectivity, or
Multiple Intel® QAT AIC Adapters installed in the platform
|Intel® C620 series chipset family with Intel® QAT Integrated on system board
Intel® C627/C628 chipset integrated with NUMA connectivity to each CPU or minimum 16 PCIe* lane connectivity to one CPU
|Storage||2 x ≥ 480 GB Intel® SSD Data Center Family for SATA or equivalent boot drive, plus 2 x Intel® SSD Data Center P4500 Series - 2.0 TB recommended, symmetrically attached to both CPU sockets||2 x ≥ 480 GB Intel® SSD Data Center Family for SATA or equivalent boot drive, plus 4 x Intel® SSD Data Center P4500
Series - 2.0 TB recommended, symmetrically attached to both CPU sockets
Solution Brief: Provides details on base and board design configurations as well as hardware and software designs of Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Huawei FusionSphere* to help server manufacturers get to market more quickly.
With the Intel® Select Solution for NFVI, ecosystems partners can deliver workload-optimized server solutions to communication service provider customers that lessen the time, effort, and expense involved with evaluating hardware and software integrations for NFV-based server development and deployment.
Intel® Select Solutions are transforming the network with a faster and more efficient deployment path for verified, reliable infrastructure configurations that support emerging virtual network applications and help meet customer workload demands in network communications.