Skip to main content
Supermicro Solution for Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform

Supermicro Red Hat® OpenShift® Reference architecture configuration

Supermicro Red Hat® OpenShift® reference architecture comes with four different configurations to meet different workload and deployment requirements. The starting kits based on Red Hat OpenShift Ready Server Platforms enable users to scale the infrastructure with the benefit of resource optimization for both traditional and cloud-native application on a single architecture includes compute, network, and storage.

Red Hat OpenShift configuration diagram
CategoryEdgePerformanceHigh DensityExtreme
Solution SKUSRS-OPNSHFT-3NSRS-OPNSHFT-10SRS-OPNSHFT-20SRS-OPNSHFT-30
Master Node3333
Infra NodeN/A3 (Co-located)33
Application Node3 (Co-located)668
ODF Node3 (Co-located)6 (Co-located)6 (Co-located)8 (Co-located)
Total Node Count391214
Compute Cores72288336640
Total Memory (GB)768307230728192
Total NVMe (Raw TB)46.08138.24138.24184.32
Total Object Storage (TB)138.2408641152
GPU3x NVIDIA T412x NVIDIA A30N/A8x NVIDIA A100
Mgmt Network2x 10G2x 1G2x 10G2x 10G
Data Network2x 10G4x 25G2x 100G2x 100G
Mgmt Switch2x SX350X-121x SSE-G3648BR1x SSE-G3648BR2x SSE-G3648BR
Data SwitchSame as Mgmt Switch2x SSE-F3548SR2x SSE-C3632SR2x SSE-C3632SR
Rack6U 648mm x 968mm42U 750mm x 1200mm42U 750mm x 1200mm42U 750mm x 1200mm
PDUDual 120V 15A NEMA 5-15pDual 208V 30A L6-30PDual 208V 30A L6-30PDual 208V 30A L6-30P
SoftwareRed Hat OpenShift 4 + Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4

Supermicro Red Hat® OpenShift® Solution Advantages

Supermicro and Red Hat have partnered to develop a best-in-class solution based on industry-leading SuperServers, SuperStorage and Red Hat® OpenShift®. The solution delivers CaaS, PaaS and FaaS infrastructure to the enterprise environment with performance and efficiency.

  • Utilizing latest technologies such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, high-performance NVMe technology, 25G Ethernet, resource-saving SuperServer and SuperStorage
  • Built-in security for container-based applications with role-based access control and Security-Enhanced Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Capable of deployment in less than an hour, with high availability and persistent storage, automated with Red Hat Ansible, and configured to be horizontally scalable to multiple racks
  • For demanding workloads such as AI and Big Data, hardware accelerated performance options are available including Intel® Optane® DC Persistent Memory Modules, GPU accelerators and 100GbE networking
  • Variety of compute and storage server platforms optimized for application workloads
  • Running RHEL and Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform, a bare-metal on-premises solution purpose-built for DevOps, optimized for high performance and high efficiency

Designed for Reliable Large-Scale Cloud Deployments

With ever-growing competition, enterprises have to accelerate their product development cycle to keep up with new technologies and stay ahead. Businesses need to regularly release customized applications for instant and growing demand from external and internal users who rely on digital transformation to gain competitiveness.

The Supermicro and Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform solution offers integrated hardware, software and support packages built with Kubernetes which provide agile deployment and management of containers in an on-premises, private, and hybrid cloud environment.

The modern enterprise needs to build, deploy, and manage container-based applications consistently across cloud and on-premises infrastructures with speed and agility. Effective DevOps strategy becomes a key element for organizations to succeed in the digital transformation journey.

OpenShift® by Red Hat®

Red Hat® OpenShift® is a complete container application platform that natively integrates technologies including Docker and Kubernetes – a powerful container cluster management and orchestration system – and includes an enterprise foundation in Red Hat Enterprise Linux®.

The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform offers enterprises full control over their Kubernetes environments. It handles cloud-native and traditional applications on a single platform. The platform has built-in security from infrastructure to services, throughout the operations and application lifecycle.

Supermicro OpenShift Ready Server Platforms

Master/Infra/App node option

SYS-120C-TN10R

Description1U CloudDC
Key Features
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A Chipset
  • 16 DIMMs up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200: LRDIMM/RDIMM/Intel® DCPMM
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 FHHL
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 AIOM (OCP 3.0)
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x2 NVMe M.2
  • Dual AIOM with NCSI (OCP 3.0) for networking, 1 dedicated IPMI LAN
  • 10x 2.5" hot-swap hybrid NVMe/SATA/SAS drive bays
  • 6 counter-rotating 4 cm PWM fans with optimal fan speed control, 2 air shrouds
  • 860W redundant Platinum level 100-240Vac and 200-240 Vdc power supplies
  • 1 VGA, 1 COM, 2 USB 3.0 (rear), 2 USB 2.0 (front)

SYS-620C-TN12R

Description2U CloudDC
Key Features
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A Chipset
  • 16 DIMMs up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200: LRDIMM/RDIMM/Intel® DCPMM
  • 4 PCI-E 4.0 x16 FHHL (OR) 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 FHHL and 4 PCI-E 4.0 x8 FHHL
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 AIOM (OCP 3.0)
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x2 NVMe M.2
  • Dual AIOM with NCSI (OCP 3.0) for networking, 1 dedicated IPMI LAN
  • 12x 3.5/2.5" hot-swap hybrid NVMe/SATA/SAS drive bays
  • 3 heavy duty fans with optimal fan speed control, 1 air shroud
  • 1200W redundant Titanium level 100-240Vac and 200-240 Vdc power supplies 
  • 1 VGA, 1 COM, 2 USB 3.0 (rear)

SYS-220BT-HNTR

DescriptionBigTwin®
Key Features
  • 4 DP nodes in 2U; Each Node:
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A Chipset
  • 20 DIMM Slots (16 DIMM Slots + 4 Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory Slots)
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slots
  • Tool-less support
  • Internal PCI-E 3.0 x8 for 2 M.2 NVMe/SATA support onboard
  • Optional NVMe Boot Controller via AOC-SMG3-2M2-B
  • Network connectivity via AIOM (OCP 3.0 compliant)
  • 6 Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays; 6 PCI-E 4.0 NVMe/SATA 2.5" drives
  • 4 cooling fans per 2U enclosure, 16.5K RPM; Shared Cooling Design
  • Liquid Cooling Support
  • 2600W Redundant Power Supplies Titanium Level (96%+); Shared Power Design

SYS-220U-TNR

Description2U Ultra
Key Features
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A Chipset
  • 32 DIMM Slots
  • Up to 8TB DRAM
  • Up to 8TB Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory (up to 12TB with DRAM)
  • 3200/2933/2666 ECC DDR4 LRDIMM, RDIMM
  • Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 series
  • 1 internal PCI-E 4.0 x8 (in x16 slot, LP)
  • 1 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (FH, 10.5"L)
  • 1 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP)
  • 5 PCI-E 4.0 x8 (FH, 10.5"L)
  • Flexible networking options
  • 22x 2.5" hot-swap hybrid NVMe/SATA/SAS drive bays + 2x 2.5" hot-swap SATA/SAS drive bays
  • 4 heavy duty fans with optimal fan speed control
  • 1600W redundant Titanium level power supplies

SSG-520P-ACTR12L

Description2U SuperStorage®
Key Features
  • Single Socket P+ (LGA-4189) with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor. Up to 270W TDP
  • 8 DIMMs; up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4 2933 MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slots, 2 PCI-E 4.0 x8 (LP) slots
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller X550 2x 10GbE RJ45
  • 12x Direct-attached hot-swap 3.5" SAS3/SATA3 drive bays, Onboard 1x NVMe/SATA M.2; 2x Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe/SATA (rear, optional)
  • 1 Dedicated IPMI port
  • Redundant Titanium 800W Power Supplies
Networking Switch Options

SSE-G3648BR

Key Features
  • 1U ToR 1/10G Ethernet Switch
  • Open Networking - ONIE installed
  • Cumulus Linux Ready
  • 48x 1Gbps Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • 4x SFP+ 10Gbps Ethernet ports
  • Data Center Friendly
    • Hot swappable power supplies
    • Power Supply Redundancy option
    • Regular and Reverse Airflow models
  • Powerful Broadcom Helix4 Switch Chip
    • 176 Gbps Switching Capacity
    • Non-blocking

SSE-F3548S / SSE-F3548SR (54 ports)

Key Features
  • 48x twenty-five Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 6x hundred-Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Switching Capacity: 3.6 Tb
  • RJ-45 (for console cable)
  • RJ-45 1G Ethernet Management Port
  • USB
  • 1:1 Non-blocking connectivity
  • 1U form factor for flexible installation
  • CLI and Web GUI Management Interfaces

SSE-C3632SR

Key Features
  • 1U ToR 40Gbps/100Gbps Ethernet Switch
  • Open Networking - ONIE installed
  • Cumulus Linux Ready
  • Data Center Friendly
    • Dual Redundant Hot-swappable power supplies
    • Regular and Reverse Air-Flow Models
  • Powerful Broadcom Tomahawk Switch Chip
    • 3.2Tbps Switching Capacity
    • Non-blocking

Other Resources

Proof of Concept and Solution Integration Services

Global Service and Support Packages

Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, Ansible, Ceph, and the Shadowman logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.