The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform are verified systems of compute, network, storage, and middleware elements that can significantly accelerate the introduction of next-generation virtualized solutions into the network, reducing both time to production and TCO.

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Base and Plus Configurations for Intel Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform

Ingredient

Intel Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform Plus Configuration

Intel Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform Base Configuration

Controller Node Configuration

 

Processors

2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor @ 2.1 GHz or Intel Xeon Gold 6252N processor @ 2.3 GHz, 24C/48T, or higher 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processor @ 2.1 GHz or Intel Xeon Gold 6230N processor @ 2.3 GHz, 20C/40T, or higher 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor @ 2.3 GHz or Intel Xeon Gold 5218N processor @ 2.3 GHz, 16C/32T, or higher

 

Memory

384 GB DDR4-2666 or 192 GB DDR4-2666 plus Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

192 GB DDR4-2666 or 192 GB

DDR4-2666 plus Intel Optane DC persistent memory

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

1-1.5 TB Intel Optane DC persistent memory
(recommended)

512 GB Intel Optane DC persistent memory (recommended

Discrete Network Adapters

4x Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ quad-port @ 25 Gbps

2x Intel Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ quad-port @ 25 Gbps or 4x Intel Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ dual-port @ 25 Gbps

2x Intel Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SPF 28+ dual-port @ 25 Gbps

Local Storage

2x Intel® SSD D3-S4510 Series or higher @ 480 GB or larger

Software Configurations (Minimum) for Intel Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform

  Ingredient
Software Version Details
Firmware

BIOS

MCU

SE5C620.86B.0X.02.0040.060420190144
Release Date June 04, 2019 0x5000026
FV25 NIC FW
v6.02 or later
Intel Optane DC persistent memory FW, DIMM FW NVMDIMMDriver: v01.00.00.3371
NVMDIMMHii: v01.00.00.3371
Host
OS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux*
RHEL7.6-kernel- 3.10.0-957.21.3.el7.x86_64
Hypervisor
KVM/QEMU
2.12.0
Libvirt
Libvirt
4.5.0
Docker
docker
Version 18.09.7, build 2d0083d
APPs
DPDK
18.11, 19.02
APPs
CollectD
5.8.0
Drivers
I40e
NVMe
2.3.2-k
1.0
Guest
APPs
DPDK
18.11, 19.02
OS
Ubuntu*
18.04LTS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux*
7.6
CentOS
7.6
Drivers I40evf
3.2.2-k