Tech Tip: Hardware Refresh for ADA VMTP Solution

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This describes the updates wrt using hardware for VMTP as well as hardware recommendation for use with VMTP

 

Old h/w for VMTP – Obsolete and Discontinued – wef Dec 2017

  • MTP hardware: CA 6000 & CA 6300
  • Any Dell or HP server containing below Napatech cards: -

 

   

New Hardware Recommendations

  • Server: Dell (R) PowerEdge R740xd XL
  •     Processor: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6128 3.4G,6C/12T,10.4GT/s 2UPI,19.25M Cache, Turbo, HT (115W) DDR4-2666, OEM XL, quantity:1
  •     Additional Processor: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6128 3.4G,6C/12T,10.4GT/s 2UPI,19.25M Cache, Turbo, HT (115W) DDR4-2666, OEM XL, quantity:1
  •     Memory Capacity: 16GB RDIMM, 2666MT/s, Dual Rank, quantity:8
  •     Hard Drives:2TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512n 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive, quantity: 14
  •     Hard Drives:(PCIe SSD/Flex Bay) 2TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512n 2.5in Flex Bay Hard Drive, quantity: 2
  •     Network Daughter Card: Broadcom 5720 QP 1Gb Network Daughter Card, quantity:1
  •     Power Supply: Dual, Hot-plug, Redundant Power Supply (1+1), 1100W, quantity:1

 

  • Server: HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9
  •     Processor: HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-2643v4 (3.4GHz/6-core/20MB/135W) FIO Processor Kit, quantity: 1
  •     Additional Processor: HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-2643v4 (3.4GHz/6-core/20MB/135W) Processor Kit, quantity: 1
  •     Memory Capacity:HPE 16GB (1x16GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2400 CAS-17-17-17 Registered Memory Kit, quantity: 8
  •     Hard Drives: HPE 2TB SAS 12G Midline 7.2K LFF (3.5in) LP 1yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware HDD, quantity: 16
  •     Power Supply:  HPE 800W Flex Slot Titanium Hot Plug Power Supply Kit, quantity: 2

Napatech Details

The following table describes the recommended Napatech configurations.

 

Napatech Model

Port Configuration

Napatech Software Version

810-0054-06-10, NT20E3-2-PTP

2X 10 Gbps

Huntington Beach 3 software

801-0099-03-10 HB3 NT40A01-SCC-4x1 SmartNIC, PCIe Gen3, 4x1Gb SFP, TCXO, PTP

4 X 1 Gbps

Huntington Beach 3 software


A customer can buy the required hardware from CA’s partners CCI or MBX or they can buy by self.

For more information about ordering the hardware from CCI or MBX, see VMTP Hardware Ordering Guide.

 

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