Required Hardware for a scalable cloud?

asked 2015-06-02 05:55:50 -0500

Hello All,

I am looking at building a scalable Openstack cloud, and am wanting it to use as much commodity hardware as possible. I want to try and stay away from big end suppliers like NetApp etc, as these costs seem to be a hindrance more than provide many benefits. Therefore, please could someone let me know their thoughts on what I was thinking, and whether I should re-adjust/manage expectations?

Management Nodes- This cluster will be two hyper-V servers. These will host any virtual machines for Openstack and management servers. These will use local SSD disks, with HA being done by duplicating roles on each server.

Object Storage Cluster - This will be three pizza box servers with loads of SATA drives (high capacity). These will have 1Gb connectivity and will be used for all object storage.

Block Storage - The block storage system will be made up using Windows Server Scale out file server. I am thinking two nodes to begin with, with a mix of local HDDs. 10Gb connectivity. These will include some SSD and SAS drives.

Compute Clusters - These will be dual xeon, plenty of memory and SSD drives for OS/Config. 10Gb connectivity.

Does this look like an acceptable configuration? Or would you recommend I change the way things are setup?

Thanks

Paul

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Hardware configure looks fine. Again it totally depends on the purpose (Computing/Hosting/Media etc). Also you need to make sure that external networking is designed carefully to avoid SPOF.

uts9 gravatar imageuts9 ( 2015-06-02 06:24:55 -0500 )edit
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Please go through this article.

uts9 gravatar imageuts9 ( 2015-06-02 06:28:36 -0500 )edit
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SSD for Management and Compute, seems to me overkill, I would consider to go with SATA for cost saving.

fgorbat gravatar imagefgorbat ( 2015-06-02 09:24:23 -0500 )edit