Reference hardware configuration

Reference hardware configuration

The following hardware configuration is used as a reference to deploy Mirantis Container Cloud with bare metal Container Cloud clusters with Mirantis Kubernetes Engine.

Reference hardware configuration for Container Cloud management and managed clusters on bare metal

Server role

# of servers

Server model

CPU model

CPU sockets

RAM, GB

SSD system disk, GB

SSD/HDD storage disk, GB 0

Onboard LAN ports

Discrete NICs model

Discrete NICs

Total LAN ports 1

Management cluster

3 2

Supermicro 1U SYS-6018R-TDW

Intel Xeon E5-2620v4

1

128

1x 960 3

2x 1900

2

Intel X520-DA2

2

6

Managed cluster

6 3

Supermicro 1U SYS-6018R-TDW

Intel Xeon E5-2620v4

1

128

1x 960 4

2x 1900

2

Intel X520-DA2

2

6

0

In total, at least 3 disks are required:

  • sda - minimum 60 GB for system

  • sdb - minimum 60 GB for LocalVolumeProvisioner

  • sdc - for Ceph OSD

For the default storage schema, see Operations Guide: Default host system storage

1

Only one PXE port per node is allowed. OOB management (IPMI) port is not included.

2

Adding more than 3 nodes to a management or regional cluster is not supported.

3(1,2)

A management cluster requires 2 volumes for Container Cloud (total 50 GB) and 5 volumes for StackLight (total 60 GB). A managed cluster requires 5 volumes for StackLight.

4

Three manager nodes for HA and three worker storage nodes for a minimal Ceph cluster. For more details about Ceph requirements, see Ceph.