What Are Preseem's Hardware Requirements?

Preseem supports non-appliance hardware as long as it meets the requirements outlined in this document.

Preseem Appliances

Preseem offers hardware appliances that provide a simple, turn-key way to run Preseem. We've already done the work to test compatibility and optimize the software for these platforms. In many cases, appliances are the fastest and most reliable path to get Preseem up and going.

The available appliances, including pricing, can be found on the hardware page.

Customer Provided Hardware

Preseem supports customer provided hardware as long as it meets the hardware requirements outlined below. For more details, see the reference hardware platforms.

CPU: Intel x86-64

Operating System: Most recent Fedora

Network Interfaces

Preseem requires one network interface for management and cloud connectivity. Any NIC can be used for the management interface.

The interfaces that will pass subscriber traffic must be based on one of the following chipsets: Intel i210, Intel i350, Intel x710 or Intel xl710.

Recommended NICs:

SFP Modules

Unfortunately, SFP compatibility is still a widespread problem. It is important to purchase SFP modules that are compatible with the network interface card chosen. Please see the documentation for your chosen network card. We have had success with fs.com modules.

Note that it is very important to select the sub-type/compatible vendor when ordering modules from fs.com. This determines the firmware that is loaded on the module. If the wrong vendor is chosen, the module may not work.

Reference Hardware Platforms

Up to 1 Gbps Throughput

Cores: 4

Recommended CPU: Intel® E3-1220 V5 or better

RAM: 8GB

Disk space: 32GB

Network Interfaces

Preseem requires one network interface for management and cloud connectivity. Any NIC can be used for the management interface.

The interfaces that will pass subscriber traffic must be based on one of the following chipsets: Intel i210, Intel i350, Intel x710 or Intel xl710.

Up to 5 Gbps Throughput

Cores: 8

Recommended CPU: Intel® Xeon® Silver 4110

RAM: 32GB

Disk space: 32GB

Network Interfaces

Preseem requires one network interface for management and cloud connectivity. Any NIC can be used for the management interface.

The interfaces that will pass subscriber traffic must be based on one of the following chipsets: Intel i210, Intel i350, Intel x710 or Intel xl710.

Up to 10 Gbps Throughput

Cores: 14

Recommended CPU: Intel® Xeon® Gold 5120

RAM: 32GB

Disk space: 32GB

Network Interfaces

Preseem requires one network interface for management and cloud connectivity. Any NIC can be used for the management interface.

The interfaces that will pass subscriber traffic must be based on one of the following chipsets: Intel i210, Intel i350, Intel x710 or Intel xl710.