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    Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

    The Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model runs on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) x86 servers. When you are obtaining servers for the Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model, we recommend that you:

    • Select hardware that was manufactured within the last year.
    • Ensure that you have active support contracts for servers so that you can upgrade to the latest firmware and BIOS versions.

    Table 1 shows the required hardware specification for servers you use in the Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model.

    Table 1: Minimum Hardware Requirements for Servers in Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model




    Base server

    x86 server with 4 nodes

    At least 2, up to 5


    Type Intel Sandybridge, such as Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 @ 2.5 Ghz



    256 GB per server

    Hard disk drive (HDD)

    1 TB, Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)


    Solid-state drive (SSD)

    200 GB

    1 or more

    Data and Control interface

    10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) interface on PCIe adaptor or mezzanine card


    Management Interface

    1 GE interface


    Out-of-Band Interface

    Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)


    Table 2 lists the software requirements for the servers.

    Table 2: Software Requirements for Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model



    Operating system for servers and nodes

    One of the following:

    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

    Operating system for VMs

    Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

    Hypervisor on Contrail Service Orchestration node

    Contrail Release 2.21 with OpenStack (Juno), or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0

    Additional software (only required for Contrail Service Orchestration node)

    Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

    Additional requirements

    • Disable DHCP servers on the subnet on which you install the Cloud CPE Centralized Deployment Model. The installer deploys and configures DHCP servers.
    • Caution: Do not install MySQL software on the VM that you use for the Service and Infrastructure Monitor. The installer deploys and configures MySQL servers in this VM. If the VM already contains My SQL software, the installer may not set up the VM correctly.

    Modified: 2016-06-01