Technical Information

Hardware Requirements


SUSE OpenStack Cloud is fully supported on any SUSE YES Certified server platform that is certified for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server versions listed in the software requirements section below.

  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server
    • x86_64 Server
    • Intel Xeon or later or AMD Opteron or later, 2GHz, 512K cache or equivalent (Recommended: Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 2.4GHz)
    • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
    • 40 GB hard-disk
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Nodes
    • x86_64 Server
    • Includes high availability entitlement for control node support only
    • Intel Xeon or later or AMD Opteron or later, 2GHz, 512K cache or equivalent (Recommended: Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 2.4GHz)
    • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
    • 4 GB of hard-disk space (30 GB recommended for production)
    • Additional hard-disk storage is required for virtual machine images, volumes, and snapshots, which will be launched on the compute nodes.
    • Includes high availability entitlement for control node support only
  • SUSE OpenStack Compute or Swift Storage Nodes
    • x86_64 Server
    • Intel-VT or AMD-V virtualization extensions
    • Intel Xeon or later or AMD Opteron or later, 2GHz, 512K cache or equivalent (Recommended: Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 2.4GHz)
    • 4 GB RAM plus additional RAM for each virtual machine (16 GB recommended for production)
    • 30 GB hard-disk space plus additional space for virtual machine local storage or distributed object storage

Software Requirements

  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server
    • Includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 entitlement for administration node support only
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Node
    • Includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 entitlement for control node support only
    • Includes high availability entitlement for control node support only
  • SUSE OpenStack Compute or Swift Storage Nodes
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 or SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
    • KVM or Xen virtualization enabled
    • Integration with VMware environments requires VMware vCenter 5.1 or later
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute Node for Hyper-V
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Storage Nodes
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
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