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Hardware and Software for Contrail Service Orchestration

 

Contrail Service Orchestration requires commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) 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.

Servers Requirements for Contrail Service Orchestration

Use COTS servers for the following functions:

  • Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) servers.

  • Contrail Analytics servers.

Table 1 lists the server requirements

Table 1: Server Requirements

Deployment Type

Number of Servers

vCPUs per Server

Memory per Server

Disk Size per Server

Standalone (PoC) Deployment

1

48

256 GB RAM

2 TB

HA Deployment

3

48

256 GB RAM

5 TB

For the ESXi hypervisor, each VM must be created with a single partition.

For KVM hypervisor, OS and Data partitions are automated

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 Servers

Description

Version

Operating system for all COTS servers

Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS

Note: Ensure that you perform a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS on the CSO servers in your deployment because upgrading from a previous version to Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS might cause issues with the installation.

Operating system for VMs on CSO servers

  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS for VMs that you configure manually and not with the provisioning tool.

  • The provisioning tool installs Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS in all VMs.

Hypervisor on CSO 5.1 0 servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server

Note: A mix of different hypervisors across machines is not supported.

Hypervisor on CSO 5.1 1 and above servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server or VMware ESXi Version 6.7.

Note: A mix of different hypervisors across machines is not supported.

Additional software for CSO servers

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

Contrail Analytics

Contrail Release 4.1.3.0-185

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

Table 3 shows the network devices that have been tested for the distributed deployment and the SD-WAN implementation.

Table 3: 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.

Provider hub device (SD-WAN implementation only)

Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateway

vSRX on an x86 server

  • SRX1500 Services Gateway

  • SRX4100 Services Gateway

  • SRX4200 Services Gateway

  • vSRX

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

  • SRX1500 Services Gateway

  • SRX4200 Services Gateway

  • SRX4100 Services Gateway

  • SRX550M Services Gateway

  • vSRX

Table 4 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 4: Software Tested in the Distributed Deployment and SD-WAN Solution

Function

Software and Version

Hypervisor on CSO 5.1.0 servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server

Hypervisor on CSO 5.1.1 and above servers

KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server or VMware ESXi Version 6.7.

Authentication and Authorization

OpenStack Mitaka

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

CSO Release 5.1.0

Contrail Analytics

Contrail Release 4.1.3.0-185

NFX150 Software

Junos OS Release 18.2X85-D12

NFX250 Software

Junos OS Release 15.1X53-D497

Routing and Security for NFX250 device

vSRX KVM Appliance 15.1X49-D172

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

vSRX KVM Appliance 15.1X49-D172

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

Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D172

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 15.1X49-D172