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    Minimum Hardware Requirements for Node Servers and Servers

    COTS Node Servers and Servers Tested in the Cloud CPE Solution lists the makes and models of node servers and servers that you can use in the Cloud CPE solution.

    When you obtain node servers and servers for the Cloud CPE Solution, 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.

    The number of node servers and servers that you require depends on whether you are installing a demonstration (demo) or a production environment. This section lists the requirements for these environment options.

    Table 1 shows the required hardware specifications for node servers and servers in a demo environment and a trial HA environment.

    Table 1: Server Requirements for a Demo Environment and a Trial HA Environment

    Function

    Demo Environment

    Trial HA Environment

    Node or Server Specification

    Storage

    Greater than 1 TB of one of the following types:

    • Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)
    • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
    • Solid-state drive (SSD)

    Greater than 1 TB of one of the following types:

    • SATA
    • SAS
    • SSD

    CPU

    One 64-bit dual processor, type Intel Sandybridge, such as Intel Xeon E5-2670v3 @ 2.5 Ghz or higher specification

    One 64-bit dual processor, type Intel Sandybridge, such as Intel Xeon E5-2670v3 @ 2.5 Ghz or higher specification

    Network interface

    One Gigabit Ethernet (GE) or 10 GE interface

    One GE or 10 GE interface

    Contrail Service Orchestration Servers (includes Contrail Analytics in a VM )

    Number of nodes or servers

    1

    3

    vCPUs

    48

    48

    RAM

    128 GB

    128 GB

    Contrail Cloud Platform for a Centralized Deployment

    Number of nodes or servers

    1

    4–8

    • 3 nodes for Contrail controller, and analytics
    • 1–4 Contrail compute nodes

    vCPUs

    16

    48

    RAM

    64 GB

    256 GB

    Table 2 shows the required hardware specifications for node servers and servers in a production environment.

    Table 2: Server Requirements for a Production Environment

    Server Function

    Values

    Node or Server Specification

    Storage

    Greater than 1 TB of one of the following types:

    • SATA
    • SAS
    • SSD

    CPU

    One 64-bit dual processor, type Intel Sandybridge, such as Intel Xeon E5-2670v3 @ 2.5 Ghz or higher specification

    Network interface

    One GE or 10 GE interface

    Contrail Service Orchestration Servers

    Number of nodes or servers for a non-HA environment

    2

    • 1 central server
    • 1 regional server

    Number of nodes or servers for an HA environment

    6

    • 3 central server
    • 3 regional server

    vCPUs

    48

    RAM

    256 GB

    Contrail Analytics Server for a Distributed Deployment

    Number of nodes or servers

    1

    vCPUs

    48

    RAM

    256 GB

    Contrail Cloud Platform for a Centralized Deployment

    Number of nodes or servers

    4–28

    • 3 nodes for Contrail controller, and analytics
    • 1–25 Contrail compute nodes

    vCPUs per node or server

    48

    RAM per node or server

    256 GB

    Modified: 2017-04-26