Lenovo Reference Architecture for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6Reference Architecture (withdrawn product)

18 Sep 2015
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This document is the Lenovo reference architecture (RA) for OpenStack from Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. The RA focuses on achieving optimal performance and workload density using Lenovo hardware including Lenovo System x and ThinkServer systems while minimizing procurement costs and operational overhead. 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. Some examples of different reference designs are provided together with an appendix containing the hardware bill of materials.

Superseded document: This document refers to OSP 6 and has been superseded. For the latest OpenStack Platform reference architecture, see http://lenovopress.com/lp0099

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 the September 18 update:

  • Minor correction to the bill of materials

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