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Supermicro Solution for Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform

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 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

Supermicro Red Hat® OpenShift® Reference architecture configuration

Supermicro Red Hat® OpenShift® reference architecture comes with three options for different use cases: a configuration with GlusterFS based storage, a configuration with Ceph based storage, and a configuration with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). 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
Category Performance High Density Extreme
Solution SKU SRS-OPNSHFT-10 SRS-OPNSHFT-20 SRS-OPNSHFT-30
Master Node 3 3 3
Infra Node 3 (Co-located) 3 3
Application Node 6 6 8
ODF Node 6 6 8
Compute Cores 288 336 640
Total Memory (GB) 3072 3072 8192
Total NVMe (TB) 138.24 138.24 184.32
Total Ceph Storage (TB) 0 864 1152
Mgmt Network 2x 1G 2x 10G 2x 10G
Data Network 4x 25G 2x 100G 2x 100G
Mgmt Switch 1x SSE-G3648BR 1x SSE-G3648BR 2x SSE-G3648BR
Data Switch 2x SSE-F3548SR 2x SSE-C3632SR 2x SSE-C3632SR
Rack 42U 750mm x 1200mm 42U 750mm x 1200mm 42U 750mm x 1200mm
PDU Dual 208V 30A L6-30P Dual 208V 30A L6-30P Dual 208V 30A L6-30P
Software Red Hat OpenShift 4 + Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4
Supermicro OpenShift Ready Server Platforms

Master/Infra/App node option

SYS-120C-TN10R

Description 1U CloudDC
Key Features
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) supporting 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A Chipset
  • 16 DIMMs up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200: LRDIMM/RDIMM/Intel® Optane® PMem
  • 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

Description 2U CloudDC
Key Features
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) supporting 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A Chipset
  • 16 DIMMs up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200: LRDIMM/RDIMM/Intel® Optane® PMem
  • 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

Description BigTwin®
Key Features
  • 4 DP nodes in 2U; Each Node:
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) supporting 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) slot
  • 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

Description 2U Ultra
Key Features
  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA-4189) supporting 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

Description 2U SuperStorage®
Key Features
  • Virtualization Hosting, Cloud Computing, Data Center
  • Dual Socket P (LGA 3647) supporting 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors; dual UPI up to 10.4GT/s
  • 24 DIMMs; up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4 2933 MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • Supports Intel® Optane™ PMem*
  • 24 Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays; optional 20 SAS3 + 4 NVMe/SAS3, 2 rear Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays
  • Expansion Slots:8 PCI-E Slots: 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16, 6 PCI-E 3.0 x8, 1 Internal PCI-E 3.0 x8
  • Networking 2x 25GbE SFP28 ports
  • 1 Dedicated IPMI port
  • 2 VGA (1 rear, 1 onboard), 1 Serial, 3 USB 3.0 (2 rear, 1 Type A)
  • 4 heavy duty 8cm PWM fans
  • 1000W Redundant Titanium Level (96%) 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

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