Reference Architecture: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Lenovo ThinkSystem ServersReference Architecture

30 Jun 2022
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This document describes the reference architecture for the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.9 solution based on the Lenovo ThinkSystem platform. The document provides a technical overview of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which is built around a core of application containers powered by CRI-O, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS).

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides many enterprise-ready features like enhanced security, multi-tenancy, simplified application deployment, and continuous integration/continuous deployment tools. With Lenovo servers and Lenovo Open Cloud-Automation (LOC-A) technologies, deployment, provisioning and managing the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform infrastructure becomes effortless and produces a resilient solution.

The document also describes how Red Hat OpenShift extends the capabilities of native Kubernetes to edge side, supporting a flexible edge site configuration, from single node to 3 nodes, from regional location to far edge, let organization select mixed and matched topology at their edge sites.

The reference architecture is intended for IT decision makers, infrastructure and application architects looking to plan and implement On-Prem and Edge container cloud. Knowledge of containers, Kubernetes, cloud, and data center infrastructure architecture will be helpful.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Business problem and business value
3 Requirements
4 Architectural overview
5 Component model
6 Operational model
7 Appendix A: Lenovo bill of materials

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Change History

Changes in the June 30, 2022 update:

  • Added more Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-A) sections

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