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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. These sections list the hardware and software that are required and have been tested for Contrail Service Orchestration.

    Node Servers and Servers Tested in Contrail Service Orchestration

    You 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 Contrail Service Orchestration

    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 Contrail Service Orchestration. You must use these specific versions of the software when you deploy Contrail Service Orchestration.

    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 do 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

    • Centralized deployment: Contrail Cloud Platform Release 3.2.5 , or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0

    • Distributed deployment: KVM provided by the Ubuntu operating system on the server or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0

    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 4.0.2

    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 Contrail Service Orchestration 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 3.2

    Network Devices and Software Tested in the Hybrid WAN Distributed Deployment and the SD-WAN Implementation

    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

    Quantity

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

    Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router

    • MX960, MX480, or MX240 router with Multiservices MPC line card

    • MX80 or MX104 router with Multiservices MIC line card

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

      See MPCs Supported by MX Series Routers and MICs Supported by MX Series Routers for information about MXSeries 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

    On-premise hub device (SD-WAN implementation only)

    Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateway

    • SRX1500 Services Gateway

    • SRX4100 Services Gateway

    • SRX4200 Services Gateway

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

    • NFX250 Series Network Services Platform

    • SRX Series Services Gateway

    • vSRX on an x86 server

    • NFX250-LS1 device

    • NFX250-S1 device

    • NFX250-S2 device

    • SRX300 Services Gateway

    • SRX320 Services Gateway

    • SRX340 Services Gateway

    • SRX345 Services Gateway

    • vSRX

    1 per customer site

    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.

    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 3.2

    Contrail Analytics

    Contrail Release 4.0.2.35

    NFX Software

    Junos OS Release 15.1X53-D47

    Routing and Security for NFX250 device

    vSRX KVM Appliance 15.1X49-D123

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

    vSRX KVM Appliance 15.1X49-D123

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

    Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D123

    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 16.1R5.00

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

    Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D123

    Modified: 2018-05-10