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Supermicro Solution for Red Hat® OpenStack®

Red Hat OpenStack Platform gives enterprises an open foundation to deploy, scale, and manage a private cloud.

Supermicro and Red Hat OpenStack Platform solutions combine the power of Red Hat OpenStack Platform technology and industry leading compute, storage, and networking systems manufactured by Supermicro to deliver a foundation for building private, hybrid, or public IaaS cloud environments. It offers a highly scalable, fault-tolerant, production-ready, turnkey platform for running cloud-enabled workloads. 

Supermicro and Red Hat OpenStack Platform solutions are built on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, a secure, reliable, and supported operating system. It is enhanced by integrating with other Red Hat products such as Red Hat Ansible® Automation, Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Ceph® Storage. A Supermicro and Red Hat OpenStack Platform solution also makes an ideal foundation for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment with Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform — a platform for building, deploying, and managing container-based applications consistently across hybrid cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Supermicro and Red Hat OpenStack Platform solutions integrate high density compute and storage platforms to achieve the best performance and scalability. It takes advantage of Intel scalable processors, high performance NVMe, and 25G networking. The scale-out architecture can dynamically expand capacity across cloud environments to meet demand peaks without downtime or complex processes.

Supermicro and Red Hat OpenStack Platform solutions

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Red Hat OpenStack Platform is leading open source cloud infrastructure project—stabilized for your enterprise

Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform is a cloud computing platform that virtualizes resources from industry-standard hardware, organizes those resources into clouds, and manages them so users can access what they need—when they need it.

Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform brings together open, community-powered innovation with enterprise scale and confidence—empowering businesses to deliver new, differentiated applications and services on a flexible, scalable, and proven OpenStack private cloud. It offers key benefits in the areas of operational management; platform life-cycle management; reliability, availability, and performance; security and compliance; and integration

Supermicro Red Hat® OpenStack solution Advantages

  • Fully integrated, pre-configured and completely tested
    • Co-engineered with Red Hat, Supermicro provides a production-ready turnkey OpenStack solution with compute, storage, and networking which is fully validated, configured, and optimized.
  • High density and high performance with scale-out architecture
    • 2U BigTwin for high density compute and large memory footprint, 1U 12x3.5” HDD+ 4x NVMe storage server for high capacity and enhanced disk IO, 25GbE networking for strong bandwidth and scalability.
  • A reliable and secure cloud foundation
    • Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it includes key security features such as security-enhanced Linux.
  • Quick deployment and unified lifecycle management
    • Integrated Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director for quick deployment; and Red Hat CloudForms® to track user-based resource quotas, usage monitoring, and financial chargeback. It can address customer demands in hours or minutes instead of weeks or days, without sacrificing security, performance, or budget.
  • Automated update and upgrade process
    • Integrating Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director with Red Hat Ansible Automation provides seamless patch updates, version upgrades, and post-deployment configuration changes without downtime.
  • Production-ready, highly scalable cloud storage
    • Pair Red Hat OpenStack Platform with Red Hat Ceph Storage for object, block, and file storage that can improve a cloud’s performance.

Supermicro Red Hat OpenStack Ready Server Platforms Solution Architecture

Supermicro Red Hat OpenStack Solution Architecture

Supermicro Red Hat OpenStack Reference Architecture Configuration

Supermicro Red Hat OpenStack reference architecture comes with three options for different use cases, small, medium and Large. The starting kits based on Red Hat OpenStack Ready Server Platforms enable users to scale the infrastructure with the benefit of resource optimization for both traditional and cloud-native application on a single architecture includes compute, network, and storage.

Supermicro Red Hat OpenStack Reference Architecture
Controller node #333
Compute node #4824
Storage node #3915
Total cores4486721344
Total memory (GB)4096614412288
Total storage capacity (TB)2887681152
Estimated VM capacity800*1200*2400*
Network1x SSE-G3648BR
2x SSE-C3632SR
2x SSE-G3648BR
2x SSE-C3632SR
2x SSE-G3648BR
4x SSE-C3632SR
Rack cabinet42U42U42U
PDU2x 8.6kW2x 12.5kW2x 12.5kW
*m1.small: 1 vCPU, 20GB disk, 2GB RAM

Supermicro Red Hat OpenStack Ready Server Platforms


Description2U BigTwin® (Node Option)
Key Features

4 DP nodes in 2U; Each Node:

  • Dual Socket P+ (LGA 4189) supports 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® C621A
  • 20 DIMM Slots (16 DIMM Slots + 4 Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory Slots) *
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slot;
  • Tool-less support
  • Internal PCI-E 3.0 x8 for 2 M.2 NVMe/SATA support onboard
  • Optional NVMe Boot Controller via AOC-SMG3-2M2-B
  • Network connectivity via AIOM (OCP 3.0 compliant)
  • 6 Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays; 6 PCI-E 4.0 NVMe/SATA 2.5" drives
  • 4 cooling fans per 2U enclosure, 16.5K RPM; Shared Cooling Design
  • Liquid Cooling Support
  • 2600W Redundant Titanium Level (96%+) Power Supplies

*Contact your Supermicro sales rep for more info.


Description2U SuperStorage® (Node Option)
Key Features
  • Single Socket P+ (LGA-4189) supports 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Up to 270W TDP.
  • 8 DIMMs; Supports 3DS DDR4-3200: RDIMM/LRDIMM/Intel® DCPMM*
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slots, 2 PCI-E 4.0 x8 (LP) slots
  • Intel® Ethernet Controller X550 2x 10GbE RJ45
  • 12x Direct-attached hot-swap 3.5" SAS3/SATA3 drive bays, Onboard 1x NVMe/SATA M.2; 2x Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe/SATA (rear, optional)
  • 1 Dedicated IPMI port
  • Redundant Titanium 800W Power Supply

*Contact your Supermicro sales rep for more info.

Networking Switch Options


Key Features
  • 1U ToR 1/10G Ethernet Switch
  • Open Networking - ONIE installed
  • Cumulus Linux Ready
  • 48x 1Gbps Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • 4x SFP+ 10Gbps Ethernet ports
  • Data Center Friendly
    • Hot swappable power supplies
    • Power Supply Redundancy option
    • Regular and Reverse Airflow models
  • Powerful Broadcom Helix4 Switch Chip
    • 176 Gbps Switching Capacity
    • Non-blocking


Key Features
  • 1U ToR 40Gbps/100Gbps Ethernet Switch
  • Open Networking - ONIE installed
  • Cumulus Linux Ready
  • Data Center Friendly
    • Dual Redundant Hot-swappable power supplies
    • Regular and Reverse Air-Flow Models
  • Powerful Broadcom Tomahawk Switch Chip
    • 3.2Tbps Switching Capacity
    • Non-blocking