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Hardware and Software Required for Contrail Service Orchestration

 

Contrail Service Orchestration requires commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) node servers or servers, specific network devices, and specific software versions. The following sections list the hardware and software that are required and have been tested for the Cloud CPE and SD-WAN solutions.

Node Servers and Servers Tested in Contrail Service Orchestration

Use COTS node servers or servers for the following functions:

  • Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) central and regional servers

  • Contrail Analytics servers

  • Contrail controller and compute nodes in the centralized deployment

Table 1 lists the node servers and servers that have been tested for these functions.

Table 1: COTS Node Servers and Servers Tested in the Cloud CPE and SD-WAN Solutions

Option

Vendor

Model

Type

1

QuantaPlex

T41S-2U 4-Node server

Multinode server accepting 4 nodes

2

Supermicro

SuperServer Model SYS-2028TPHC1TR-OTO-4

Multinode server accepting 4 nodes

3

Dell

PowerEdge R420 rack server

1U rack-mounted server

Table 2 shows the software that has been tested for COTS servers used in the Cloud CPE solution. You must use these specific versions of the software when you implement the Cloud CPE and SD-WAN solutions.

Table 2: Software Tested for the COTS Nodes and Servers

Description

Version

Operating system for all COTS nodes and servers

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS

Note: Ensure that you perform a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS on the CSO servers in your deployment because upgrading from a previous version to Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS might cause issues with the installation.

Operating system for VMs on CSO servers

  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS for VMs that you configure manually and not with the provisioning tool.

  • The provisioning tool installs Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS in all VMs.

Hypervisor on CSO servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0 onwards

Additional software for CSO servers

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

Software defined networking (SDN) for a centralized deployment

Contrail Cloud Platform Release 3.2.5 with Heat v2 APIs

Contrail Analytics

Contrail Release 4.1.1.0-130

Network Devices and Software Tested in the Centralized Deployment

Table 3 shows the network devices that have been tested for the centralized deployment.

Table 3: Network Devices Tested for the Centralized Deployment

Function

Device

Model

Quantity

SDN gateway router

Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router

MX80-48T router with

two 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP optics

1

Management switch

Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switch

EX3300-48T switch with:

  • 48 10/100/1000-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

  • 4 built-in 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP transceiver interfaces

1

Data switch

Juniper Networks QFX Series Switch

QFX 5100-48S-AFI switch with:

  • 48 SFP+ transceiver interfaces

  • 6 QSFP+ transceiver interfaces

1

Table 4 shows the software tested for the centralized deployment. You must use these specific versions of the software when you implement a centralized deployment.

Table 4: Software Tested in the Centralized Deployment

Function

Software and Version

Operating system for MX Series router

Junos OS Release 14.2R3

Operating system for QFX Series switch

Junos OS Release 13.2X51-D38

Hypervisor on CSO servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0

Element management system software

EMS microservice

Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 15.1R1 (See VNFs Supported by the Contrail Service Orchestration Solutions for VNFs that require this product)

Software defined networking (SDN), including Contrail Analytics, for a centralized deployment

Contrail Release 3.2.5 with OpenStack Mitaka

Virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) and virtual machine (VM) orchestration

OpenStack Mitaka

Authentication and Authorization

OpenStack Mitaka

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

CSO Release 4.0.0

Network Devices and Software Tested in the Hybrid WAN (Distributed CPE) and SD-WAN Deployments

Table 5 shows the network devices that have been tested for the distributed deployment and the SD-WAN implementation.

Table 5: Network Devices Tested for the Distributed Deployment and SD-WAN Implementation

Function

Device

Model

PE router and IPsec concentrator (Hybrid WAN distributed deployment only)

Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router

  • MX960, MX480, or MX240 router with

    a Multiservices MPC line card

  • MX80 or MX104 router with Multiservices MIC line card

  • Other MX Series routers with a Multiservices MPC or Multiservices MIC line card

    See MPCs Supported by MX Series Routers Login required and MICs Supported by MX Series Routers Login required for information about MX Series routers that support Multiservices MPC and MIC line cards.

Cloud hub device (SD-WAN implementation only)

Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router

Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateway

vSRX on an x86 server

   

CPE device (Hybrid WAN deployment) or spoke device (SD-WAN implementation)

NFX Series Network Services Platforms

SRX Series Services Gateways

vSRX on an x86 server

  • NFX250-LS1 device

  • NFX250-S1 device

  • NFX250-S2 device

  • NFX150-S1

  • NFX150-S1E

  • NFX150-C-S1

  • NFX150-C-S1-AE/AA

  • NFX150-C-S1E-AE/AA

  • SRX300 Services Gateway

  • SRX320 Services Gateway

  • SRX340 Services Gateway

  • SRX345 Services Gateway

  • vSRX

Table 6 shows the software tested for the distributed deployment. You must use these specific versions of the software when you implement a distributed deployment and SD-WAN solution.

Table 6: Software Tested in the Distributed Deployment and SD-WAN Solution

Function

Software and Version

Hypervisor on CSO servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0

Authentication and Authorization

OpenStack Mitaka

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

CSO Release 4.0.0.0

Contrail Analytics

Contrail Release 4.1.1.0-9

NFX Software

Junos OS Release 15.1X53-D490

Routing and Security for NFX250 device

vSRX KVM Appliance 15.1X49-D143

Operating system for vSRX used as a CPE device on an x86 server

vSRX KVM Appliance 15.1X49-D143

Operating system for SRX Series Services Gateway used as a CPE device or spoke device

Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D143

Operating system for MX Series router used as PE router

Junos OS Release 16.1R3.00

Operating system for MX Series router used as a hub device for an SD-WAN implementation

Junos OS Release 16.1R5.7

Operating system for SRX Series Services Gateway used as a hub device for an SD-WAN implementation

Junos OS Release 18.2R1