Chapter 3. Software requirements

This section describes the supported configurations and drivers, and subscription details necessary for NFV.

To install Red Hat OpenStack Platform, you must register all systems in the OpenStack environment using the Red Hat Subscription Manager and subscribe to the required channels. See Registering your system for details.

3.1. Supported configurations for NFV deployments

Red Hat OpenStack Platform supports NFV deployments for SR-IOV and OVS-DPDK installation using the director. Using the composable roles feature available in the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director, you can create custom deployment roles. Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI), available with limited support for this release, allows you to colocate the Compute node with Red Hat Ceph Storage nodes for distributed NFV. To increase the performance in HCI, CPU pinning is used. The HCI model allows more efficient management in the NFV use cases. This release also provides OpenDaylight and Real-Time KVM as technology preview features. OpenDaylight is an open source modular, multi-protocol controller for Software-Defined Network (SDN) deployments. For more information on the support scope for features marked as technology previews, see Technology Preview

3.2. Supported drivers

For a complete list of supported drivers, see Component, Plug-In, and Driver Support in Red Hat OpenStack Platform .

For a list of NICs tested for NFV deployments with Red Hat OpenStack, see Tested NICs.

3.3. Compatibility with third party software

For a complete list of products and services tested, supported, and certified to perform with Red Hat technologies (Red Hat OpenStack Platform), see Third Party Software compatible with Red Hat OpenStack Platform. You can filter the list by product version and software category.

For a complete list of products and services tested, supported, and certified to perform with Red Hat technologies (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), see Third Party Software compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. You can filter the list by product version and software category.