Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI

The Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI reference designs provide a roadmap to building optimized, next-generation network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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Intel® Select Solution for NFVI v2

Ingredient
Controller Node Requirement Cloud Node Base Requirement Cloud Node Plus Requirement
Processor
2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor (2.1 GHz, 16 cores), or
Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218N processor (2.3 GHz, 16 cores), or
higher number SKU
2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processor (2.1 GHz, 20 cores), or
Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230N processor (2.3 GHz, 20 cores), or
higher number SKU
2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor (2.1 GHz, 24 cores), or
higher number SKU
Memory
Option 1: 192 GB DRAM
Option 2: 192 GB DRAM plus 512 GB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory
Option 1: 384 GB DRAM
Option 2: 192 GB DRAM plus 512 GB Intel Optane DC persistent memory
Option 1: 384 GB DRAM
Option 2: 192 GB DRAM plus 1.0 or
1.5 TB Intel Optane DC persistent memory
NIC
2 x 25GbE Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Controller XXV710 or
2 x 10GbE Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Controller X710, or
2 x 10GbE Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 (Intel Ethernet CNA X520)
2 x 25GbE Dual Port Intel Ethernet Controller XXV710, or
2 x 10GbE Dual Port Intel Ethernet Controller X710, or
2 x 10GbE Dual Port Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 (Intel Ethernet CNA X520)
2 x 40GbE Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710, or
2 x 25GbE Dual Port Intel® Ethernet Controller XXV710
LAN on Mother-board (LOM)
10 Gbps or 25 Gbps port for pre- boot execution environment (PXE) and operation, administration and management (OAM), and
1 Gbps or 10 Gbps port for management NIC
10 Gbps or 25 Gbps port for PXE and OAM, and
1 Gbps or 10 Gbps port for management NIC
10 Gbps or 25 Gbps port for PXE and OAM, and
1 Gbps or 10 Gbps port for management NIC
Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel QAT)
Intel QuickAssist Adapter 8970 (PCIe) add in card (AIC), or
Equivalent third-party Intel C620 series chipset Intel QAT enabled PCIe AIC with minimum 8 or 16 lanes of PCIe connectivity, or
Multiple Intel QAT AIC Adapters installed in the platform
Intel QuickAssist Adapter 8970 (PCIe) AIC, or
Equivalent third-party Intel C620 series chipset Intel QAT enabled PCIe AIC with minimum 8 or 16 lanes of PCIe connectivity, or
Multiple Intel QAT AIC Adapters installed in the platform
Intel C620 series chipset family integrated on base board Intel C627/C628 chipset, integrated symmetrically attached to each CPU, or minimum 16 PCIe lane connectivity to one CPU
Storage
2 x Intel® SATA Solid State Drive @ 480 GB or equivalent boot drive, and
2 x Intel® SSD Data Center P4510 Series for NVMe @ 2.0 TB or equivalent drive, symmetrically attached to both CPU sockets
2 x Intel SATA Solid State Drive @ 480 GB or equivalent boot drive, and
2 x Intel SSD Data Center P4510 Series for NVMe @ 2.0 TB or equivalent drive, symmetrically attached to both CPU sockets
2 x Intel SATA Solid State Drive @ 480 GB or equivalent boot drive, and
4 x Intel SSD Data Center P4510 Series for NVMe @ 2.0 TB or equivalent drive, symmetrically attached to both CPU sockets