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Supermicro® Total Solution for SUSE Containers

Supermicro and SUSE have partnered to deliver a SUSE CaaS Platform for building easy-to-scale, production-ready, microservices-based enterprise applications.

This validated Container-as-a-Service solution reference architecture is built with Supermicro SuperServers, and Supermicro Ethernet switches that are optimized for performance and designed to provide the highest levels of reliability, quality and scalability.

Supermicro SUSE CaaS Certified Platforms

The SUSE CaaS Platform is a Kubernetes-based, enterprise-class container management solution. It helps enterprises to accelerate modern application delivery, simplify Kubernetes administration, and maximize return on investment.

SUSE CaaS rack diagram

Highlights

  • Validated reference architectures
  • Certified components
  • Streamlined installation process
  • Reliable and production ready
  • Scale out – One rack to many racks
  • Greenest Servers for the Cloud – Save hundreds of dollars per server
  • Lowest Cost – Best Performance / Watt / $ / ft²
  • Supported on SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 and Bare Metal
  • Supports the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise Server edition and service packs

Enterprise support for the CaaS platform is provided by SUSE in partnership with Supermicro where customers gain access to a global pool of knowledge and expertise. The partnership offers:

  • Support – With more than 25 years of experience, SUSE and Supermicro will deliver the support you need
  • Consulting – SUSE experts and partners will help you implement your Enterprise Linux solution more quickly and efficiently
  • Training – Whether you prefer scheduled learning with a live experienced instructor who can answer your questions, or you need an eLearning solution so you can learn on the go, SUSE has a training option to fit your needs and your schedule

SKU Details

Components Used Qty
Admin Node SYS-5019P-WTR 1
Master Nodes SYS-6019U-TN4RT 3
Worker Nodes SYS-6019U-TN4RT 5
Software Licences
SUSE SUSE CaaS Platform, x86-64, 1-2 Sockets or 1 Virtual Machine, L3-Priority Subscription, 3 Year 874-007493 9
Optional Services
Design DataCenter Design, Validation and Bootstrapping Services*** 9
Rack Integration Supermicro Rack Integration Service* 1
Support Supermicro Onsite Support 9
Onsite Integration Supermicro Onsite Integration Service** 1
  •  The minimum number of master nodes is three.
  • * Racking & Cabling (with Supermicro switches); Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing; SMC will not be responsible for 3rd party switch configuration.
  • ** Requires SOW Onsite Survey; Onsite logistics; Racking & Cabling (with 3rd party switches); Racking & Cabling Engineering Drawing.
  • *** Please consult Supermicro for pricing and configuration of this service

Please consult with the Supermicro Cloud Solution Team for all SUSE CaaS related solutions. Any parts purchased individually without full testing and certification may not be fit for SUSE CaaS solutions. Please be advised to purchase the right services and warranty above for SUSE CaaS related products to avoid compatibility issues. The Supermicro Cloud Solution team is willing to help you build the right solutions anytime.

Networking Options (with 10, 25, or 40GbE Data Switches)

Standard configurations include two types of Ethernet switches – one for consolidation of management/IPMI traffic and another for use in networking data traffic. The management switch is common to all storage options. The data switch options range from a 10Gbps switch (for “Balanced” option), to a 25Gbps switch (for the “High-Performance” option) and a 40Gbps switch (for the “All-Flash” option).

  10 GbE Data Network with Cumulus OS3 25 GbE Data Network with SMIS OS 40 GbE Data Network with Cumulus OS3 Qty
Management Switch SSE-G3648B SSE-G3648B SSE-G3648B 2
Data Switch SSE-X3648S SSE-F3548S SSE-C3632S 2
Admin Node NICs AOC-STGF-I2S-O AOC-S25G-M2S AOC-S40GI2Q 2 (2 Per Node x1)
Master/Worker Node NICs AOC-STGF-I2S-O AOC-S25G-M2S AOC-S40GI2Q 16 (2 Per Node x8)
Software Licenses (for networking)
Management Switch Software perpetual license with 3 yr service /support SFT-CLSPL1G-3Y1 SFT-SMCPL1G2 SFT-CLSPL1G-3Y1 2
Data Switch Software perpetual license with 3 yr service /support SFT-CLSPL10G-3Y1 Included with switch2 SFT-CLSPL100G-3Y1 2
  • 1 The 10 GbE Data switch and 40 GbE Data switch options require a Cumulus OS for all switches in the solution. The Cumulus OS licenses for both the data and management switches are obtained through Supermicro using the provided SKUs.
  • 2 The 25 GbE Data switch option requires the Supermicro (SMIS) OS for all switches in the solution. The SMIS OS for the management switch is obtained using the provided SKU. The SMIS OS for the data switch is included with the switch.
  • 3Cumulus Linux is a powerful open network operating system that allows you to automate, customize and scale.
Network Component Details
(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 32x Ethernet QSFP28 ports – either 40Gbps or 100Gbps
  • 1x 10Gb Ethernet SFP+ port
  • RJ-45 Gb Ethernet management port
  • RJ-45 serial console
  • Type A USB 2.0 port
  • Full Duplex 3.2Tbps Switching Capacity
  • Reverse Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 48x 25Gb Ethernet ports - SFP28
  • 6x 100Gb Ethernet ports - QSFP28
  • RJ-45 (for console cable)
  • RJ-45 1G Ethernet Management Port
  • USB
  • Switching Capacity: 3.6 Tb
  • 1:1 Non-blocking connectivity
  • Reverse Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Management Switch)
  • 48x 1Gbps Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • 4x 10Gbps Ethernet SFP+ ports
  • RJ-45 Gb Ethernet management port (for console cable)
  • Type A USB 2.0 port
  • Aggregated switching Capacity - 176 Gbps
  • Non-blocking, wire-speed Layer 3 Routing
  • Reverse Airflow option available
  • Second (redundant) hot-swappable power supply - optional
  • 1U form factor
(Cluster Role: Data Switch)
  • 48x 10Gb Ethernet ports - SFP+
  • 6x 40 Gb Ethernet ports - QSFP+
  • RJ-45 (for console cable)
  • RJ-45 1G Ethernet Management Port
  • USB
  • Switching Capacity: 1440 Gbps
  • Wire-speed Layer 3 Routing
  • 1:1 Non-blocking connectivity
  • Reverse Airflow option available
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • 1U form factor
Supermicro SUSE CaaS Certified Platforms and Reference Configurations
(Cluster Role: Admin, Gateway and Monitor)
  • 12 (1 × 12) Cores
  • 96 (6 × 16) GB RAM
  • 4 (2 × 2) TB SATA HDD (OS)
  • 2 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports; 1 RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
(Cluster Role: Compute Node)
  • 32 (2 × 16) Cores
  • 576 (18 × 32) GB RAM
  • 4 (2 × 2) TB SATA HDD (OS)
  • 2 RJ45 10GBase-T Ethernet ports