Building a VOS Cloud Production system (sizing a system for 25 channels)

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This article describe the components needed to build a production VOS Cloud system for 25 channels.

First lets start with the OpenStack Reference Architecture. For that you need:

  • Firewalls - redundant
  • Load balancers – redundant
  • Router with SDN capabilities
  • Networking Control Plane, StorageTraffic and OpenStack management segmented to provide QoS
  • Dedicated Servers for ControlPlane
  • Dedicated Servers for Computenodes
  • Dedicated Servers for CloudLinks
  • Cloud storage – SSD
  • Optional storage – applicationspecific

                   Picture 2: OpenStack Reference Architecture diagram

After you have the OpenStack deployment environment ready, and you downloaded the HEAT template from VOS HUB, you now need to create your VOS node size.

As a reminder, VOS Cloud require minimum of 3 nodes in order to build a cluster. 

To build a 25 OTT HD production system you will need the components listed below:
Important notes:
  • The node sizing include transcoding, packaging and origin functionality.
  • The system sizing does NOT include any nodes for redundancy
  • System does NOT include storage for Time-Shift application
  • The number of compute nodes are based on Harmonic HD Gold profiles (6 profiles, top profile is 1080p60) and can be used as a reference only. For more accurate information about a system you want to build, please contact us. 
1. VOS Cloud cluster - 5 physical hosts (compute nodes) each with:
  • Dual CPU machines
  • CPU version: E5-2697v4 
  • RAM: 256 GB
  • Storage: 300GB or more
  • Network card: 10Gbps or more
2. VOS Cloudlink application - 2 physical hosts (running on HW outside of the OpenStack environment, as on OVA container, connected to the Video Multicast network), each with:
  • CPU version: E5-2697v3 or above
  • RAM: 64 GB or more
  • Storage: 300GB or more
  • Network card: 1Gbps or more, 2 NICs

                   Picture 2: VOS Cloud Production system diagram

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