Reference Architecture: Red Hat OpenStack PlatformReference Architecture (withdrawn product)

2 May 2019
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This document is the Lenovo reference architecture (RA) for OpenStack from Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform using ThinkSystem servers. The RA focuses on achieving optimal performance and workload density using Lenovo ThinkSystem 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.

Table of Contents

Business problem and business value
Architectural overview
Component model
Operational model
Deployment considerations
Appendix: Lenovo bill of materials

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Change History

Changes in the May 2 update:

  • Updated for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

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