Chapter 8. Conclusion

This reference architecture provides installation and configuration details for a Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 deployment on HPE ProLiant DL servers and HPE FlexFabric network switches. The reference architecture is comprised of 11 HPE ProLiant DL servers, one HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 server to host the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 director, three HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 server to host the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 controller nodes, four HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 servers to host the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 compute nodes, and three HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers to host the Red Hat Ceph Storage nodes. Detailed instructions were presented describing how to setup and configure the HPE ProLiant DL servers and HPE FlexFabric network switches. The deployment and configuration processes described in this reference architecture guides the installer or architect from baremetal servers and unconfigured switches to a fully functional Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 deployment that is production ready; capable of deploying virtual machine instances through the Horizon GUI or from a commandline interface. The use of heat templates for deploying virtual machine instances and installing applications is also described as part of a use case scenario presented in this reference architecture. This solution provides increased availability through redundant Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 server roles, Red Hat Ceph Storage clustering, and redundant hardware components including; redundant powersupplies, fans, and hard disk drives. Network redundancy is implemented through the use of bonded interfaces.