Dell Technologies looked at various containerized deployments; however, to speed up our learning and jump-start ourselves, we chose to go with . We did this because we could leverage the experience from the organization that put together the solution and use their support if we ran into issues. In retrospect, this was a good decision.
We also took the strategy that we should keep our deployment basic and simple, so we used what bare-metal systems we had available and used a flat, simple network to explore the task of configuring SR-IOV on OCP 4.3. We will not discuss the network settings here, except to say that we used a flat, single-interface network using an untagged, public VLAN with access to the Internet.
Our simplistic approach enabled us to focus more on the SR-IOV task and less on the cluster deployment, thus enabling us to focus more time on our ultimate challenge. The results of this endeavor are presented in the steps outlined in this document, where many of the instructions were borrowed directly from . We did this for expediency purposes.
This document describes: