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    Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements for Network Activator

    You use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) x86 servers for the central and regional servers. When you obtain servers, 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 the servers that you use for Network Activator.

    Table 1: Minimum Hardware Requirements for Servers for Network Activator

    Function

    Requirement

    Quantity

    Base server

    x86 server

    • For small deployments, 1 server
    • For a scaled deployment, 1 server for the central server and 1 or more servers for the regional servers

    Interfaces

    10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) interface (Eth0)

    1

    CPUs, memory, hard disk storage

    Sufficient to support virtual machines (VMs) with resources listed in Table 3

    Table 2 lists the software requirements for Network Activator.

    Table 2: Software Requirements for Network Activator

    Description

    Version

    Operating system for server and VMs

    Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS

    Hypervisor

    KVM or VMware ESXi Version 5.5.0

    Additional requirements

    Public Internet Access

    Table 3 lists the VM requirements for Network Activator.

    Table 3: VM Requirements for Network Activator

    Description

    Requirement

    Number of VMs

    • If you are using only one physical server, 2 VMs
    • If you are using 1 central server and multiple regional servers, 1 VM per server

    Memory per VM

    8 GB

    vCPUs per VM

    4

    Hard disk storage per VM

    150 GB

    Table 4 shows the firewall rules for the VM on the central server.

    Table 4: Firewall Rules for VM on Central Server

    Port

    Action

    • 22
    • 5000,35357
    • 4505, 4506
    • 443

    Allow incoming traffic

    • 53
    • 123
    • 5000,35357
    • 80
    • 22
    • 4505, 4506
    • 443
    • 11371

    Allow outgoing traffic

    Table 5 shows firewall rules for the VM on the regional servers.

    Table 5: Firewall Rules for VMs on Regional Server

    Port

    Action

    • 22
    • 4505, 4506
    • 443

    Allow incoming traffic

    • 53
    • 123
    • 5000,35357
    • 80
    • 22
    • 4505, 4506
    • 443
    • 11371

    Allow outgoing traffic

    Modified: 2016-10-19