Reference Architecture for SUSE OpenStack Cloud with System x ServersReference Architecture (withdrawn product)

24 Apr 2017
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This document describes the Lenovo® reference architecture for SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 integrated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants who assist in planning, designing, and implementing SUSE OpenStack Cloud with Lenovo System x products. This solution is targeted to managed service providers (MSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), and customers who require a highly available, enterprise-quality private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. This reference architecture outlines configurations for Lenovo System x in highly available deployment models. Recommendations are provided for scaling Compute or Storage Nodes based on virtualization capacity from low-density to high-density configurations.

Withdrawn: This reference architecture is now withdrawn. The replacement is Reference Architecture for SUSE OpenStack Cloud with ThinkSystem Servers.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Business problem and business value
  3. Requirements
  4. Architectural overview
  5. Component model
  6. Operational model
  7. Deployment considerations
  8. Appendix: Bill of Materials
  9. Resources

Change History

Changes in the April 24 update (Version 1.1):

  • Updated version for Broadwell-based servers and SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7.

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