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Brocade vTM Hardware Compatibility List

by PaulWallace ‎12-14-2015 08:56 AM - edited ‎11-02-2016 08:59 AM (3,481 Views)

The Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager bare-metal appliance image, available as either an ISO image or for PXE installation, is intended for customers looking to deploy ADC and load balancer services on high-performance Intel x86 servers. Customers can download the bare-metal appliance image from http://my.brocade.com 
 
The bare-metal appliance image will be supported on a range of server platforms - the system configuration parameters shown below reflect a configuration that was qualified by Brocade. Customers can choose minor variations to CPU, Memory and HDD based on their business needs.
 
Please contact your Brocade technical specialist for guidance on qualified systems.
 
 

Qualified Configuration

Supported from v10.3

Dell PowerEdge R730 Server

 

CPUs

 

2 * Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 2.6GHz,20M Cache,8.00GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT,8C/16T (90W)

Memory

 

128 GB 2133MT/s memory

IPMI/iDRAC

 

iDRAC8 Enterprise

Supported network daughter cards

(one type or another) 

 

Intel X710 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+, + I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet, Network Daughter Card

QLogic 57800 2x10Gb BT + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card

Supported network data cards

(any combination) 

 

Intel X710 Quad Port 10Gb Direct Attach, SFP+, Converged Network Adapter

Intel Ethernet X540 DP 10GBASE-T Server Adapter

RAID

 

PERC H730 Integrated RAID Controller, 1GB Cache

Hard Drive

 

Minimum: 100GB (for logging)

Recommended: 800GB Solid State Drive SAS Mix Use MLC 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Drive,13G

Power supply

 

Dual power supplies for redundancy and monitoring

 

 

Qualified Configuration

Supported from v10.4

SuperMicro - Small Configuration

SYS-5028R-WR-BR019 - Single socket, 12 core E5 2680 v3, Haswell server

CPUs

 

1 * Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 2.5GHz 30M 9.6GT 120W

Memory

 

32 GB 2133MT/s memory

IPMI/iDRAC

 

Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN

Supported network daughter cards

 

4-port 10GbE SFP+, based on Intel X710

Supported network data cards

 

Intel Ethernet SFP+ LR Optics 10GBASE-LR

Hard Drive

 

Minimum: 100GB (for logging)

Recommended: 2x Hot-swap Intel DC S3500 Series 480GB, SATA 6Gb/s, MLC 2.5" 

Power supply

 

Dual power supplies for redundancy and monitoring

 

 

Qualified Configuration

Supported from v10.4

SuperMicro - Large Configuration

SYS-6027R-72RFTP+ - Dual socket, 2x 8 core E5 2640 v2, Ivybridge server

CPUs

 

2 * Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 2G 20M 7.2GT 95W

Memory

 

32 GB 2133MT/s memory

IPMI/iDRAC

 

Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN

Supported network daughter cards

 

4-port 10GbE SFP+, based on Intel X710

Supported network data cards

 

Intel Ethernet SFP+ LR Optics 10GBASE-LR

Hard Drive

 

Minimum: 100GB (for logging)

Recommended: 2x Hot-swap Intel DC S3500 Series 480GB, SATA 6Gb/s, MLC 2.5" 

Power supply

 

Dual power supplies for redundancy and monitoring

 

 

Qualified Configuration

Supported from v11.1

HP ProLiant DL380

 

CPUs

 

1x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3, 6 cores/CPU, multi-threading (12 threads), 2.40GHz

Memory

 

2x 16GB RAM

IPMI/iDRAC

 

HP iLO 4

Supported network daughter cards

 

HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366FLR Adapter

Supported network data cards

 

HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 561T Adapter

Hard Drive

 

RAID: HPE Smart Array
Minimum: 100GB (for logging)
Recommended: 2x HP 300GB 12G SAS 15K (EH0300JEDHC)

Power supply

 

Dual power supplies for redundancy and monitoring

 

 

Qualified Configuration

Supported from v11.1

Hitachi D51B-2U

 

CPUs

 

2 * Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3, 12 cores/CPU (48 threads total), 2.50GHz

Memory

 

256GB RAM

IPMI/iDRAC

 

AST2400 based BMC

Supported network daughter cards

 

Intel 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 2 ports

Intel I350 Gigabit Network 2 ports

Intel I350 Gigabit Network 4 ports

Intel X710 for 10GbE SFP+ 4 ports

Hard Drive

 

Recommended: Dual 800GB Solid State Drive

Power supply

 

Dual power supplies for redundancy and monitoring

 

 

 

 

Comments
by jayji
on ‎03-09-2016 08:17 PM

I can't see any lists for compatibility of bare-metal vADC.

Is this only Hardware compatible with bare-metal vADC?

by aidan.clarke
on ‎05-24-2016 03:29 PM

@Jayji: Brocade supports installation of vTM on Bare metal in two format:

1) As a software installation on Linux: Here you install Linux on your server (Bare Metal or virtual), then, using the vTM installer for Linux, (A TGZ tarball), you unpack the tarball and run the installation script. In this format, you are responsible for configuration if the Linux operating system and for OS patching etc.

 

2) As a "Bare Metal Install Image", which the post above is talking about. Here, if you have the servers that are certified on the Hardware Compitibility List, we provide an installation image that includes the underlying OS as an iso that can be used to install via CDROM, USB or PXE boot. In this format, Brocade gives you the tools to confiure the needed elements such as Network interfaces, and OS patches are provided as part of the vTM software updates.

 

Does this explaing it better?