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Supermicro® Total Solution for Canonical OpenStack

Canonical OpenStack provides the easiest way to design, deploy, manage, scale and upgrade OpenStack clouds.

Supermicro and Canonical have partnered to deliver OpenStack on Ubuntu, the most popular platform for OpenStack deployments. Canonical is committed to OpenStack by producing high quality releases of OpenStack on a cadence with OpenStack Foundation releases.

Supermicro Canonical OpenStack Certified Platforms

Join with more than 70% of production OpenStack clouds by building yours with Supermicro and Canonical.

OpenStack rack diagram

Highlights

  • Validated reference architectures
  • Certified components
  • Scale out - One rack to many racks
  • Greenest Servers for the Cloud - Save hundreds of dollars per server
  • Lowest Cost - Best Performance / Watt / $ / ft²
  • Start as a pro by leveraging expertize support and services

Enterprise support for OpenStack is provided by Canonical in partnership with Supermicro where customers gain access to a global pool of knowledge & expertise. The partnership offers:

  • Discovery and design service - Together, we design your cloud to the required size and specifications —on your site, in your datacenter or hosted with one of our partners.
  • Bootstack service - Our experts take full responsibility for the deployment, management, monitoring and 24/7 availability of your new cloud
  • Transfer Control - As and when you decide to take control of your cloud back in house, we will train your team on its operations to ensure a smooth handover

SKU Details

  Value Option Performance Option Secure Option Single Socket Performance Option Qty
Components Used
Infrastructure Node SYS-6019U-TN4RT SYS-6019U-TN4RT SYS-6019U-TN4RT AS -1114S-WTRT 3
Cloud Node SYS-6029U-TR4T* SYS-6029U-TR4T* SYS-2029U-TR4T* AS -2013S-C0R 9
Cloud Node Data Disks SATA 7200 RPM U.2 NVMe SATA SSD SAS 7200RPM

54 (6 Per Value Node)
or
27 (3 Per Peformance Node)
or
216 (24 Per Secure Node)
or
54 (6 Per UP Performance Node)

HDD-T6000-ST6000NM0115
(6TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM)
HDS-IUN2-SSDPE2KX020T8
(2TB NVMe PCIe 3.0)
HDS-I2T0-SSDSC2KB960G8 HDD-A8000-ST8000NM0075 (8TB 3.5" SAS3 7200RPM)
Services
Ubuntu Advantage for OpenStack 12
Supermicro Cloud DataCenter Design, Validation and Bootstrapping Service 12
Supermicro Rack Integration Service* 1
Supermicro Onsite Support 1
* Please consult "Certified Node Configuration" details, below, for exact CPU, memory and other system requirements for each option
** Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches); Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing; Supermicro will not be responsible for 3rd party switch configuration

Networking Options (with 10, 25, or 40GB Data Switches)

Standard configurations include two types of Ethernet switches - one for consolidation of management/IPMI traffic and another for use in networking data traffic. The management switch is common to all three system options. The data switch options range from a 10Gbps switch at the "Value" option, to a 25Gbps switch for the "Balanced" option, or a 40Gbps switch for the "Performance" option.

  10 GbE Data Network with Cumulus OS3 25 GbE Data Network with SMIS OS 40 GbE Data Network with Cumulus OS3 Qty
Management Switch SSE-G3648BR SSE-G3648BR SSE-G3648BR 2 (per rack)
Data Switch SSE-X3648SR SSE-F3548SR SSE-C3632SR 2 (per rack)
Infrastructure Node NICs AOC-STGF-I2S-O AOC-S25G-M2S AOC-S40GI2Q 6
(2 Per Node x3)
Cloud Node NICs AOC-STGF-I2S-O AOC-S25G-M2S AOC-S40GI2Q 18
(2 Per Node x9)
Software Licenses (for networking)
Management Switch Software perpetual license with 3 yr service /support SFT-CLSNWPL-1G-3Y1 SFT-SMCPL1G2 SFT-CLSNWPL-1G-3Y1 2
Data Switch Software perpetual license with 3 yr service /support SFT-CLSNWPL-10G-3Y1 Included with switch2 SFT-CLSNWPL-100G-3Y1 2

1 – The 10 GbE Data switch and 40 GbE Data switch options require a Cumulus OS for all switches in the solution. The Cumulus OS licenses for both the data and management switches are obtained through Supermicro.

2 – The 25 GbE Data switch option requires the Supermicro (SMIS) OS for all switches in the solution. The SMIS OS for the management switch is obtained using the provided SKU. The SMIS OS for the data switch is included with the switch.

3 – Cumulus Linux is a powerful open network operating system that allows you to automate, customize and scale:
www.cumulusnetworks.com/products/cumulus-linux/

Additional Services that can be purchased

Additional Services
Supermicro Onsite Integration Service*
Ubuntu Advantage Server - Essential / Standard / Advanced Server
Ubuntu Advantage OpenStack Cloud Region
Ubuntu Advantage Professional Service
Ubuntu Bootstack Program
Ubuntu BootStack Professional Services
Ubuntu Advantage Travel & Expenses

*Requires SOW Onsite Survey; Onsite logistics; Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches); Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing

Please consult with Supermicro-OpenStack Solution Team for all Canonical OpenStack related solutions. Any parts purchased individually without full testing and certification may not be fit for Canonical OpenStack Solutions. Please be advised to purchase the right services and warranty above for Canonical OpenStack related products to avoid compatibility issues. Please note not every service above is mandatory. Supermicro's solution team is willing to help you build the right solutions, anytime.

Network Component Details

(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 48x 10Gb Ethernet ports - SFP+
  • 6x 40 Gb Ethernet ports - QSFP+
  • RJ-45 (for console cable)
  • RJ-45 1G Ethernet Management Port
  • USB
  • Switching Capacity: 1440 Gbps
  • Wire-speed Layer 3 Routing
  • 1:1 Non-blocking connectivity
  • Regular Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 48x 25Gb Ethernet ports - SFP28
  • 6x 100Gb Ethernet ports - QSFP28
  • RJ-45 (for console cable)
  • RJ-45 1G Ethernet Management Port
  • USB
  • Switching Capacity: 3.6 Tb
  • 1:1 Non-blocking connectivity
  • Regular Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 32x Ethernet QSFP28 ports – either 40Gbps or 100Gbps
  • 1x 10Gb Ethernet SFP+ port
  • RJ-45 Gb Ethernet management port
  • RJ-45 serial console
  • Type A USB 2.0 port
  • Full Duplex 3.2Tbps Switching Capacity
  • Regular Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Management Switch)
  • 48x 1Gbps Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • 4x 10Gbps Ethernet SFP+ ports
  • RJ-45 Gb Ethernet management port (for console cable)
  • Type A USB 2.0 port
  • Aggregated switching Capacity - 176 Gbps
  • Non-blocking, wire-speed Layer 3 Routing
  • Regular Airflow option available
  • Second (redundant) hot-swappable power supply - optional
  • 1U form factor

The Supermicro Canonical OpenStack cloud supports various configurations beyond the tested & validated reference architecture. Canonical guarantees that when deployed on any certified Supermicro platform that Canonical OpenStack will "just work". Customers have options depending on their level of expertise with OpenStack. BootStack is a turnkey, fully managed OpenStack operation for those just getting up to speed with OpenStack. For experienced OpenStack customers, we offer training services on how to use Canonical tooling to build, manage, scale & upgrade the OpenStack cloud you support independent of Canonical & Supermicro.

Certified Nodes for Canonical OpenStack

(Cluster Role: Infrastructure Node)
  • 28 (2 * 14) Cores
  • 384 (12 * 32) GB RAM
  • 12 TB (2x 6TB) SATA HDD
  • Intel DC P4510 500GB, NVMe PCI-E 3.1 (Cache)
  • 2 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
(Cluster Role: "Performance" Cloud Node)
  • 36 (2 * 18) Cores
  • 512 (16 * 32) GB RAM
  • 12TB (2x 6TB) SATA HDD
  • Intel DC P4610 1.6TB NVMe PCI-E 3.1 (Cache)
  • 4 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
  • Make sure to add data disks and "NICs for data" separately, per above chart
(Cluster Role: "Value" Cloud Node)
  • 32 (2 * 16) Cores
  • 384 (12 * 32) GB RAM
  • 12 TB (2x 6TB) SATA HDD
  • Intel DC P4610 1.6TB NVMe PCI-E 3.1 (Cache)
  • 4 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
  • Make sure to add data disks and "NICs for data" separately, per above chart
(Cluster Role: "Secure" Cloud Node)
  • 40 (2 * 20) Cores
  • 1536 (24 * 64) GB RAM
  • 1 TB (2x 512GB) NVMe SSD
  • 4 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
  • Make sure to add data disks and "NICs for data" separately, per above chart
(Cluster Role: Single Socket Performance Infrastructure Node)
  • 48 Cores
  • 128 (8 * 16) GB RAM
  • 15.2 TB (2x 7.6TB) SAS SSD
  • 3.8 TB (1x 3.8TB) NVMe SSD
  • 2 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
(Cluster Role: Single Socket Performance Cloud Node)
  • 48 Cores
  • 512 (8 * 64) GB RAM
  • 16 TB (2x 8TB) SAS3 HDD
  • 2 TB (1x 2TB) M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 2 RJ45 1GBase-T Ethernet ports
  • Make sure to add data disks and "NICs for data" separately, per above chart

Supermicro® Secure OpenStack Solution

Protecting sensitive data against cyber security threats is becoming a challenging task of every IT professional. Software-only defense options such as perimeter firewalls are no longer sufficient against threats that target deeper layers of the platform stack. A comprehensive, multi-layered full stack approach is needed to safeguard high-value, sensitive data by ensuring every component of the platform is in a known, trusted state.

Supermicro, Intel, Lockheed Martin, and Canonical have partnered to create a unique Secure OpenStack Solution that offers robust security from boot through runtime with high QoS (Quality of Service) and deterministic performance supporting virtualized environments. This hyper-converged solution provides end users with the full range of attribute based security controls and security policies that can be signed by individual tenants or cloud service providers. Because this solution is based on the Intel Select Solution for Hardened Security with Lockheed Martin, the entire compute/storage cluster is secured from boot to application by Chain of Trust and provides a strengthened approach to:

  • Protect the most sensitive applications and data at the edge of cloud and in data centers
  • Address a broad class of threats with growing sophistication by utilizing proactive security isolation
  • Provide a preservation of performance while maximizing security through tenant isolation

This offering, which combines security and quality of service is best suited for secure, deterministic workloads often found in financial services as well as federal and critical infrastructures.

Supermicro Secure OpenStack Certified Platforms

Secure OpenStack rack diagram

Highlights

  • Intel Hardened Security nodes are fully integrated into OpenStack
  • Attributes Based Security Controls Compliant (NIST 800-53 Draft R5)
  • Systems are secured from boot
  • System integrity is maintained at start/reset
  • Virtualized workloads are isolated & protected
  • Security policies can be signed by tenants or Cloud Service Providers

Compatible CPUs for Intel Hardened Security Cloud Node

Processor Number # of Cores Cache Base Frequency Max Turbo TDP tCase
CLX-SP 6248 20 27.50 MB 2.50 Ghz 3.90 GHz 150 W 86°C
CLX-SP 8260 24 35.75 MB 2.40 GHz 3.90 GHz 165 W 90°C
CLX-SP 8268 24 35.75 MB 2.90 GHz 3.90 GHz 205 W 84°C
CLX-SP 8280 28 38.50 MB 2.70 GHz 4.00 GHz 205 W 84°C

SKU Details

  Secure Option Qty
Components Used
Infrastructure Node SYS-6019U-TN4RT 3
Cloud Node SYS-2029U-TR4T* 9
Cloud Node Data Disks SATA SSD

216
(24 Per Secure Node)

HDS-I2T0-SSDSC2KB960G8
(960GB SATA SSD)
Services
Ubuntu Advantage for OpenStack 12
Supermicro Cloud DataCenter Design, Validation and Bootstrapping Service 12
Supermicro Rack Integration Service** 1
Supermicro Onsite Support 1
* Please consult "Certified Node Configuration" details, below, for exact CPU, memory and other system requirements for each option
** Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches); Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing; Supermicro will not be responsible for 3rd party switch configuration

Networking Options

Standard configurations include two types of Ethernet switches - one for consolidation of management/IPMI traffic and another for use in networking data traffic.

  40 GbE Data Network with Cumulus OS3 Qty
Management Switch SSE-G3648BR 1 (per rack)
Data Switch SSE-C3632SR 2 (per rack)
Infrastructure Node NICs AOC-S40GI2Q 6
(2 Per Node x3)
Cloud Node NICs AOC-S40GI2Q 18
(2 Per Node x9)
Software Licenses (for networking)
Management Switch Software perpetual license with 3 yr service /support SFT-CLSNWPL-1G-3Y1 2
Data Switch Software perpetual license with 3 yr service /support SFT-CLSNWPL-100G-3Y1 2

1 – The 1GbE Management switch and 40 GbE Data switch require Cumulus OS for all switches in the solution. The Cumulus OS licenses for both the data and management switches are obtained through Supermicro.

2 – Cumulus Linux is a powerful open network operating system that allows you to automate, customize and scale:
www.cumulusnetworks.com/products/cumulus-linux/

Additional Services that can be purchased

Additional Services
Supermicro Onsite Integration Service*
Ubuntu Advantage Server - Essential / Standard / Advanced Server
Ubuntu Advantage OpenStack Cloud Region
Ubuntu Advantage Professional Service
Ubuntu Bootstack Program
Ubuntu BootStack Professional Services
Ubuntu Advantage Travel & Expenses

*Requires SOW Onsite Survey; Onsite logistics; Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches); Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing

Please consult with Supermicro-OpenStack Solution Team for all Canonical OpenStack related solutions. Any parts purchased individually without full testing and certification may not be fit for Canonical OpenStack Solutions. Please be advised to purchase the right services and warranty above for Canonical OpenStack related products to avoid compatibility issues. Please note not every service above is mandatory. Supermicro's solution team is willing to help you build the right solutions, anytime.

Network Component Details (Secure OpenStack)

(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 32x Ethernet QSFP28 ports – either 40Gbps or 100Gbps
  • 1x 10Gb Ethernet SFP+ port
  • RJ-45 Gb Ethernet management port
  • RJ-45 serial console
  • Type A USB 2.0 port
  • Full Duplex 3.2Tbps Switching Capacity
  • Regular Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Management Switch)
  • 48x 1Gbps Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • 4x 10Gbps Ethernet SFP+ ports
  • RJ-45 Gb Ethernet management port (for console cable)
  • Type A USB 2.0 port
  • Aggregated switching Capacity - 176 Gbps
  • Non-blocking, wire-speed Layer 3 Routing
  • Regular Airflow option available
  • Second (redundant) hot-swappable power supply - optional
  • 1U form factor

The Supermicro Canonical OpenStack cloud supports various configurations beyond the tested & validated reference architecture. Canonical guarantees that when deployed on any certified Supermicro platform that Canonical OpenStack will "just work". Customers have options depending on their level of expertise with OpenStack. BootStack is a turnkey, fully managed OpenStack operation for those just getting up to speed with OpenStack. For experienced OpenStack customers, we offer training services on how to use Canonical tooling to build, manage, scale & upgrade the OpenStack cloud you support independent of Canonical & Supermicro.

Certified Nodes for Secure OpenStack

(Cluster Role: Infrastructure Node)
  • 28 (2 * 14) Cores
  • 384 (12 * 32) GB RAM
  • 12 TB (2x 6TB) SATA HDD
  • Intel DC P4510 500GB, NVMe PCI-E 3.1 (Cache)
  • 2 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
(Cluster Role: "Secure" Cloud Node)
  • 40 (2 * 20) Cores
  • 1536 (24 * 64) GB RAM
  • 1 TB (2x 512GB) NVMe SSD
  • 4 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports
  • Make sure to add data disks and "NICs for data" separately, per above chart