Chapter 3. Software requirements

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

3.1. Registering and enabling repositories

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

Procedure

  1. Disable the default repositories.

    subscription-manager repos --disable=*
  2. Enable required repositories for Red Hat OpenStack Platform with network functions virtualization (NFV).

    sudo subscription-manager repos \
    --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms \
    --enable=rhel-7-server-extras-rpms \
    --enable=rhel-7-server-rh-common-rpms \
    --enable=rhel-ha-for-rhel-7-server-rpms \
    --enable=rhel-7-server-openstack-13-rpms \
    --enable=rhel-7-server-nfv-rpms
Note

To register your overcloud nodes, see Overcloud Registration.

3.2. Supported configurations for NFV deployments

Red Hat OpenStack Platform supports the following network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments using director:

  • Single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV)
  • Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK)

Additionally, you can deploy Red Hat OpenStack Platform with any of the following features:

Note

Red Hat’s embedded OpenDaylight SDN solution is being deprecated in OpenStack Platform (OSP) 14. Red Hat will continue to provide support and bug fixes for OpenDaylight, with all support ending with the OSP 13 lifecycle (June 27, 2021).

3.3. 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.

3.4. 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.