Bare metal Standard with Dedicated Storage Installation R3.0

Overview

The Standard with Dedicated Storage deployment option is a standard installation with independent controller, worker, and storage nodes.

A Standard with Dedicated Storage configuration provides the following benefits:

  • A pool of up to 100 worker nodes

  • A 2x node high availability (HA) controller cluster with HA services running across the controller nodes in either active/active or active/standby mode

  • A storage back end solution using a two-to-9x node HA CEPH storage cluster that supports a replication factor of two or three

  • Up to four groups of 2x storage nodes, or up to three groups of 3x storage nodes

Note

If you are behind a corporate firewall or proxy, you need to set proxy settings. Refer to Docker Proxy Configuration for details.

Standard with Dedicated Storage deployment configuration

Figure 1: Standard with Dedicated Storage deployment configuration

Note

By default, StarlingX uses IPv4. To use StarlingX with IPv6:

  • The entire infrastructure and cluster configuration must be IPv6, with the exception of the PXE boot network.

  • Not all external servers are reachable via IPv6 addresses (for example Docker registries). Depending on your infrastructure, it may be necessary to deploy a NAT64/DNS64 gateway to translate the IPv4 addresses to IPv6.

  • Refer to the StarlingX IPv6 Deployment guide for details on how to deploy a NAT64/DNS64 gateway to use StarlingX with IPv6.