OpenStack Reference Architecture for Service ProvidersReference Architecture
This OpenStack Reference Architecture (RA) for Service Providers presents guidance on implementing Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) using Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 integrated with Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, switches and systems management software. The RA specifically describes how to leverage DPDK-accelerated Open vSwitch, and SR-IOV to achieve lower latencies and higher packet throughput. The RA also includes recommended best practices, software configuration examples and hardware bill of materials for building the Lenovo NFVI.
Table of Contents
Business problem and business value
NFV overview and key technologies
Appendix: Lenovo Bill of Materials
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Changes in the February 21 update:
- Updated for Red Hat OpenStack 13
- Updated to support SR-IOV configuration
- Upgraded for Intel 25Gbe NICs and 25G switches for networking
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