Reference Architecture: Red Hat OpenStack Platform with System x ServersReference Architecture

8 Aug 2017
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This document is the Lenovo reference architecture (RA) for OpenStack from Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The RA focuses on achieving optimal performance and workload density using Lenovo System x servers as the hardware platform with the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The document shows different operational models using a variety of Lenovo servers and networking products with design considerations and guidance on how to size each part of the solution.

Note: For Red Hat OSP with ThinkSystem servers, see

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: Lenovo bill of materials
  9. Resources

Change History

Changes in Version 1.4, dated 8 August 2017:

  • Add Red Hat product SKUs


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