Intel® Select Solution for NFVI

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.

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Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Red Hat* Configurations

  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

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