AMD made available 10 SeaMicro 15000 chassis in one of their test labs. Each chassis has 64, 4 core, 2 thread (8 logical cores), 32GB RAM servers with 500G storage attached via a storage fabric controller – creating the potential to scale an OpenStack deployment to a large number of compute nodes in a small rack footprint.
As you would expect, we chose the best tools for deploying OpenStack:
- MAAS – Metal-as-a-Service, providing commissioning and provisioning of servers.
- Juju – The service orchestration for Ubuntu, which we use to deploy OpenStack on Ubuntu using the OpenStack charms.
- OpenStack Icehouse on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
- CirrOS – a small footprint linux based Cloud OS
MAAS has native support for enlisting a full SeaMicro 15k chassis in a single…
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