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  • Launchpad Entry: NovaSpec:general-bare-metal-provisioning-framework


This page contains information of historical interest to the GeneralBareMetalProvisioningFramework.

Code Added

#!wiki red/solid
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/tree/master/nova/virt/baremetal | nova/nova/virt/baremetal/*]] 
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/tree/master/nova/tests/baremetal | nova/nova/tests/baremetal/*]]
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/bin/bm_deploy_server | nova/bin/bm_deploy_server]]
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/bin/nova-bm-manage | nova/bin/nova-bm-manage]]
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/baremetal_host_manager.py | nova/nova/scheduler/baremetal_host_manager.py]]

Code Changed

#!wiki red/solid
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/compute/manager.py | nova/compute/manager.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/compute/resource_tracker.py | nova/compute/resource_tracker.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/manager.py | nova/manager.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/driver.py | nova/scheduler/driver.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/filter_scheduler.py | nova/scheduler/filter_scheduler.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/host_manager.py | nova/scheduler/host_manager.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/tests/compute/test_compute.py | nova/tests/compute/test_compute.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/virt/driver.py | nova/virt/driver.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/tests/test_virt_drivers.py | nova/tests/test_virt_drivers.py]]

(1) (Merged) Updated scheduler and compute for multiple bare-metal capabilities: : https://review.openstack.org/13920

  • nova/compute/manager.py
  • nova/compute/resource_tracker.py
  • nova/manager.py
  • nova/scheduler/driver.py
  • nova/scheduler/filter_scheduler.py
  • nova/scheduler/host_manager.py
  • nova/tests/compute/test_compute.py
  • nova/tests/test_virt_drivers.py
  • nova/virt/driver.py
  • This patch includes updates on scheduler and compute codes for multiple bare-metal capabilities. In bare-metal provisioning, a bare-metal nova-compute manages multiple bare-metal nodes where instances are provisioned. Nova DB's compute_nodes entry needs to be created for each bare-metal node, and a scheduler can choose an appropriate bare-metal node to provision an instance. With this patch, one service entry with multiple bare-metal compute_node entries is registered at the start of bare-metal nova-compute. Distinct 'node name' is given for each bare-metal node. For this purpose, we extended FilterScheduler to put <nodename> to Nova DB's instance_system_metadata, and bare-metal nova-compute use <host> and <hypervisor_hostname> instead of <host> to identify the bare-metal node to provision the instance. Also, 'capability’ is extended from a dictionary to a list of dictionaries to describe the multiple capabilities of the multiple bare-metal nodes.

(2) (Merged) Added separate bare-metal MySQL DB: https://review.openstack.org/10726

  • nova/virt/baremetal/bmdb/*
  • nova/tests/baremetal/bmdb/*
  • Previously, bare-metal provisioning used text files to store information of bare-metal machines. In this patch, a MySQL is used to store the information. The DB is designed to support PXE/non-PXE booting methods, heterogeneous hypervisor types, and architectures. Using a MySQL makes maintenance and upgrades easier than using text files. The DB for bare-metal nodes is implemented as a separate DB from the main Nova DB. The DB can be on any machines/places. The location of the DB and its server needs to be specified as a flag in the nova.conf file (as in the case of glance). There are a couple of reasons for this approach. First, the information needed for bare-metal nodes is different from that for non-bare-metal nodes. With a separate database for bare-metal nodes, the database can be customized without affecting the main Nova DB. Second, fault tolerance can be embedded in bare-metal nova-compute. Since one bare-metal nova-compute manages multiple bare-metal nodes, fault tolerance of a bare-metal nova-compute node is very important. With a separate DB for bare-metal nodes, fault-tolerance can be achieved independently from the main Nova DB. Replication of the bare-metal DB and implementation of fault-tolerance are not part of this patch. The implementation models nova and its DB as much as possible. The bare-metal driver must be upgraded to use this DB.

(6) (Merged) Added bare-metal host manager: https://review.openstack.org/11357

  • nova/scheduler/baremetal_host_manager.py
  • The bare-metal host manager is used when multiple bare-metal instances are created by one request. The bare-metal host manager detects if a nova-compute is for VM or bare-metal. For VM instance provisioning, it simply calls the original host_manager. For bare-metal instance provisioning, BaremetalNodeState is used to manage bare-metal node's resources when an instance is provisioned to a bare-metal node.

Code Added

#!wiki red/solid
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/tree/master/nova/virt/baremetal | nova/nova/virt/baremetal/*]] 
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/tree/master/nova/tests/baremetal | nova/nova/tests/baremetal/*]]
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/bin/bm_deploy_server | nova/bin/bm_deploy_server]]
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/bin/nova-bm-manage | nova/bin/nova-bm-manage]]
 * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/baremetal_host_manager.py | nova/nova/scheduler/baremetal_host_manager.py]]

Code Changed

#!wiki red/solid
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/compute/manager.py | nova/compute/manager.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/compute/resource_tracker.py | nova/compute/resource_tracker.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/manager.py | nova/manager.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/driver.py | nova/scheduler/driver.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/filter_scheduler.py | nova/scheduler/filter_scheduler.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/scheduler/host_manager.py | nova/scheduler/host_manager.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/tests/compute/test_compute.py | nova/tests/compute/test_compute.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/virt/driver.py | nova/virt/driver.py]]
   * [[https://github.com/NTTdocomo-openstack/nova/blob/master/nova/tests/test_virt_drivers.py | nova/tests/test_virt_drivers.py]]

(3) A script for bare-metal node management: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/11366/

  • bin/nova-baremetal-manage
  • doc/source/man/nova-baremetal-manage.rst
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_nova_baremetal_manage.py
  • This script allows the system administrator to manage bare-metal nodes. Bare-metal node creation/deletion, PXE ip address creation/listing, bare-metal interface creation/deletion/list, and other routines are implemented. The script manipulate bare-metal DB accordingly.

(4) Updated bare-metal provisioning framework: https://review.openstack.org/11354

  • etc/nova/rootwrap.d/baremetal_compute.filters
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_driver.py
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_volume_driver.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/baremetal_states.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/driver.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/fake.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/interfaces.template
  • nova/virt/baremetal/utils.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/vif_driver.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/volume_driver.py
  • New Baremetal driver is implemented in this patch. This patch does not include Tilera or PXE back-ends, which will be

provided by subsequent patches. With this driver, nova compute registers multiple entries of baremetal nodes. It periodically updates the capabilities of the multiple bare-metal nodes and reports it as a list of capabilities.

(5) Added pxe back-end bare-metal.: https://review.openstack.org/11088

  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_ipmi.py
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_pxe.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/ipmi.py      
  • nova/virt/baremetal/pxe.py      
  • nova/virt/baremetal/vlan.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/doc/pxe-bm-installation.rst  
  • nova/virt/baremetal/doc/pxe-bm-instance-creation.rst  
  • This patch includes only PXE back-end with IPMI. The documents describe how to install and configure bare-metal nova-compute to support PXE back-end nodes. It includes the packages needed for installation, how to create a bare-metal instance type, how to register bare-metal nodes and NIC, and how to run an instance. Nova flags for the configuration of bare-metal nova-compute are described.

(7) Add Tilera back-end for baremetal: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/16608/

  • etc/nova/rootwrap.d/baremetal_compute.filters
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_tilera.py
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_tilera_pdu.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/tilera.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/tilera_pdu.py
  • nova/virt/baremetal/doc/tilera-bm-installation.rst
  • nova/virt/baremetal/doc/tilera-bm-instance-creation.rst
  • This patchset was split out from (4) at the request of Nova core members.

(8) PXE bare-metal provisioning helper server: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/15830/

  • bin/nova-baremetal-deploy-helper
  • etc/nova/rootwrap.d/baremetal-deploy-helper.filters
  • nova/tests/baremetal/test_nova_baremetal_deploy_helper.py
  • doc/source/man/nova-baremetal-deploy-helper.rst

/!\ NOTE /!\ This section is out of date and needs to be updated based on code which has landed in Grizzly trunk. -Devananda, 2013-01-18


1) A user requests a baremetal instance.

  • Non-PXE (Tilera):
    euca-run-instances -t tp64.8x8 -k my.key ami-CCC    
  • PXE
    euca-run-instances -t baremetal.small --kernel aki-AAA --ramdisk ari-BBB ami-CCC

2) nova-scheduler selects a baremetal nova-compute with the following configuration.

  • Here we assume that:
       MySQL for baremetal DB runs at the machine whose IP address is $IP( It must be changed if a different IP address is used.

      $ID should be replaced by MySQL user id 

      $Password should be replaced by MySQL password

  • Non-PXE (Tilera) [nova.conf]:
    baremetal_tftp_root = /tftpboot

  • PXE [nova.conf]:
    baremetal_tftp_root = /tftpboot
    baremetal_deploy_kernel = xxxxxxxxxx
    baremetal_deploy_ramdisk = yyyyyyyy

  • Bm3.png

3) The bare-metal nova-compute selects a bare-metal node from its pool based on hardware resources and the instance type (# of cpus, memory, HDDs).

4) Deployment images and configuration are prepared.

  • Non-PXE (Tilera):
    • The key injected file system is prepared and then NFS directory is configured for the bare-metal nodes. The kernel is already put to CF(Compact Flash Memory) of each tilera board and the ramdisk is not used for the tilera bare-metal nodes. For NFS mounting, /tftpboot/fs_x (x=node_id) should be set before launching instances.
  • PXE:
    • kernel and ramdisk for the deployment, and the user specified kernel and ramdisk are put to TFTP server. PXE are configured for the baremetal host.

5) The baremetal nova-compute powers on the baremetal node thorough

  • Non-PXE (Tilera): PDU(Power Distribution Unit)

6) The image is deployed to bare-metal node.

  • Non-PXE (Tilera): The images are deployed to bare-metal nodes. nova-compute mounts AMI into NFS directory based on the id of the selected tilera bare-metal node.
  • PXE: The host uses the deployment kernel and ramdisk, and the baremetal nova-copute writes AMI to the host's local disk via iSCSI.

7) Bare-metal node is booted.

  • Non-PXE (Tilera):
    • The bare-metal node is configured for network, ssh, and iptables rule.
    • Done.
    • Bm4.png
  • PXE:
    • The host is rebooted.
    • Next, the host is booted up by the user specified kernel, ramdisk and its local disk.
    • Done.
    • Bm5.png

Packages A: Non-PXE (Tilera)

  • This procedure is for RHEL. Reading 'tilera-bm-instance-creation.txt' may make this document easy to understand.
  • TFTP, NFS, EXPECT, and Telnet installation:
    $ yum install nfs-utils.x86_64 expect.x86_64 tftp-server.x86_64 telnet

  • TFTP configuration:
    $ cat /etc/xinetd.d/tftp
    # default: off
    # description: The tftp server serves files using the trivial file transfer \
    #       protocol.  The tftp protocol is often used to boot diskless \
    #       workstations, download configuration files to network-aware printers,
    #       \
    #       and to start the installation process for some operating systems.
    service tftp  
          socket_type             = dgram
          protocol                = udp
          wait                    = yes
          user                    = root
          server                  = /usr/sbin/in.tftpd
          server_args             = -s /tftpboot
          disable                 = no
          per_source              = 11
          cps                     = 100 2
          flags                   = IPv4
    $ /etc/init.d/xinetd restart

  • NFS configuration:
    $ mkdir /tftpboot
    $ mkdir /tftpboot/fs_x (x: the id of tilera board)   
    $ cat /etc/exports
    /tftpboot/fs_0 tilera0-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_1 tilera1-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check) 
    /tftpboot/fs_2 tilera2-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_3 tilera3-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_4 tilera4-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_5 tilera5-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_6 tilera6-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_7 tilera7-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_8 tilera8-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    /tftpboot/fs_9 tilera9-eth0(sync,rw,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,no_subtree_check)
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/nfs restart
    $ sudo /usr/sbin/exportfs

  • TileraMDE install: TileraMDE-
    $ cd /usr/local/
    $ tar -xvf tileramde-
    $ tar -xjvf tileramde-
    $ tar -xjvf tileramde-
    $ mkdir /usr/local/TileraMDE-
    $ cd /usr/local/TileraMDE-
    $ tar -xjvf tileramde-
    $ ln -s /usr/local/TileraMDE- /usr/local/TileraMDE

  • Installation for 32-bit libraries to execute TileraMDE:
    $ yum install glibc.i686 glibc-devel.i686

Packages B: PXE

  • This procedure is for Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64. Reading 'baremetal-instance-creation.txt' may make this document easy to understand.
  • dnsmasq (PXE server for baremetal hosts)
  • syslinux (bootloader for PXE)
  • ipmitool (operate IPMI)
  • qemu-kvm (only for qemu-img)
  • open-iscsi (connect to iSCSI target at berametal hosts)
  • busybox (used in deployment ramdisk)
  • tgt (used in deployment ramdisk)
  • Example:
    $ sudo apt-get install dnsmasq syslinux ipmitool qemu-kvm open-iscsi
    $ sudo apt-get install busybox tgt

    $ cd baremetal-initrd-builder
    $ ./baremetal-mkinitrd.sh <ramdisk output path> <kernel version>

    $ ./baremetal-mkinitrd.sh /tmp/deploy-ramdisk.img 3.2.0-26-generic
    working in /tmp/baremetal-mkinitrd.9AciX98N
    368017 blocks
    Register the kernel and the ramdisk to Glance.

    $ glance add name="baremetal deployment ramdisk" is_public=true container_format=ari disk_format=ari < /tmp/deploy-ramdisk.img
    Uploading image 'baremetal deployment ramdisk'
    ===========================================[100%] 114.951697M/s, ETA  0h  0m  0s
    Added new image with ID: e99775cb-f78d-401e-9d14-acd86e2f36e3
    $ glance add name="baremetal deployment kernel" is_public=true container_format=aki disk_format=aki < /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-26-generic
    Uploading image 'baremetal deployment kernel'
    ===========================================[100%] 46.9M/s, ETA  0h  0m  0s
    Added new image with ID: d76012fc-4055-485c-a978-f748679b89a9

  • ShellInABox
  • Baremetal nova-compute uses [ShellInABox](http://code.google.com/p/shellinabox/) so that users can access baremetal host's console through web browsers.
  • Build from source and install:
    $ sudo apt-get install gcc make
    $ tar xzf shellinabox-2.14.tar.gz
    $ cd shellinabox-2.14
    $ ./configure
    $ sudo make install

  • PXE Boot Server
  • Prepare TFTP root directory:
    $ sudo mkdir /tftpboot
    $ sudo cp /usr/lib/syslinux/pxelinux.0 /tftpboot/
    $ sudo mkdir /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg
  • Start dnsmasq. Example: start dnsmasq on eth1 with PXE and TFTP enabled:
    $ sudo dnsmasq --conf-file= --port=0 --enable-tftp --tftp-root=/tftpboot --dhcp-boot=pxelinux.0 --bind-interfaces --pid-file=/dnsmasq.pid --interface=eth1 --dhcp-range=,
    (You may need to stop and disable dnsmasq)
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/dnsmasq stop
    $ sudo sudo update-rc.d dnsmasq disable

  • How to create an image:
  • Example: create a partition image from ubuntu cloud images' Precise tarball:
$ wget http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/precise/current/precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-root.tar.gz
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=precise.img bs=1M count=0 seek=1024
$ mkfs -F -t ext4 precise.img
$ sudo mount -o loop precise.img /mnt/
$ sudo tar -C /mnt -xzf ~/precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-root.tar.gz
$ sudo mv /mnt/etc/resolv.conf /mnt/etc/resolv.conf_orig
$ sudo cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/etc/resolv.conf
$ sudo chroot /mnt apt-get install linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic vlan open-iscsi
$ sudo mv /mnt/etc/resolv.conf_orig /mnt/etc/resolv.conf
$ sudo umount /mnt

Nova Directories

    $ sudo mkdir /var/lib/nova/baremetal
    $ sudo mkdir /var/lib/nova/baremetal/console
    $ sudo mkdir /var/lib/nova/baremetal/dnsmasq

Baremetal Database

  • Create the baremetal database. Grant all provileges to the user specified by the 'baremetal_sql_connection' flag. Example:
$ mysql -p
mysql> create database nova_bm;
mysql> grant all privileges on nova_bm.* to '$ID'@'%' identified by '$Password';
mysql> exit

  • Create tables:
$ bm_db_sync

Create Baremetal Instance Type

  • First, create an instance type in the normal way.
$ nova-manage instance_type create --name=tp64.8x8 --cpu=64 --memory=16218 --root_gb=917 --ephemeral_gb=0 --flavor=6 --swap=1024 --rxtx_factor=1
$ nova-manage instance_type create --name=bm.small --cpu=2 --memory=4096 --root_gb=10 --ephemeral_gb=20 --flavor=7 --swap=1024 --rxtx_factor=1
(about --flavor, see 'How to choose the value for flavor' section below)

  • Next, set baremetal extra_spec to the instance type:
$ nova-manage instance_type set_key --name=tp64.8x8 --key cpu_arch --value 'tilepro64'
$ nova-manage instance_type set_key --name=bm.small --key cpu_arch --value 'x86_64'

How to choose the value for flavor

  • Run nova-manage instance_type list, find the maximum FlavorID in output. Use the maximum FlavorID+1 for new instance_type.
$ nova-manage instance_type list
m1.medium: Memory: 4096MB, VCPUS: 2, Root: 40GB, Ephemeral: 0Gb, FlavorID: 3, Swap: 0MB, RXTX Factor: 1.0, ExtraSpecs {}
m1.small: Memory: 2048MB, VCPUS: 1, Root: 20GB, Ephemeral: 0Gb, FlavorID: 2, Swap: 0MB, RXTX Factor: 1.0, ExtraSpecs {}
m1.large: Memory: 8192MB, VCPUS: 4, Root: 80GB, Ephemeral: 0Gb, FlavorID: 4, Swap: 0MB, RXTX Factor: 1.0, ExtraSpecs {}
m1.tiny: Memory: 512MB, VCPUS: 1, Root: 0GB, Ephemeral: 0Gb, FlavorID: 1, Swap: 0MB, RXTX Factor: 1.0, ExtraSpecs {}
m1.xlarge: Memory: 16384MB, VCPUS: 8, Root: 160GB, Ephemeral: 0Gb, FlavorID: 5, Swap: 0MB, RXTX Factor: 1.0, ExtraSpecs {}
  • In the example above, the maximum Flavor ID is 5, so use 6 and 7.

Start Processes

(Currently, you might have trouble if run processes as a user other than the superuser...) 
$ sudo bm_deploy_server & 
$ sudo nova-scheduler & 
$ sudo nova-compute &

Register Baremetal Node and NIC

  • First, register a baremetal node.
  • non-PXE (Tilera): Next, register the baremetal node's NICs.
  • PXE: First, register a baremetal node. In this step, one of the NICs must be specified as a PXE NIC. Ensure the NIC is PXE-enabled and the NIC is selected as a primary boot device in BIOS. Next, register all the NICs except the PXE NIC specified in the first step.
  • To register a baremetal node, use 'nova-bm-manage node create'. It takes the parameters listed below.
--host: baremetal nova-compute's hostname
--cpus=: number of CPU cores
--memory_mb: memory size in MegaBytes
--local_gb: local disk size in GigaBytes
--pm_address: tilera node's IP address / IPMI address
--pm_user: IPMI username
--pm_password: IPMI password
--prov_mac_address: tilera node's MAC address / PXE NIC's MAC address
--terminal_port: TCP port for ShellInABox. Each node must use unique TCP port. If you do not need console access, use 0.

# Tilera example
$ nova-bm-manage node create --host=bm1 --cpus=64 --memory_mb=16218 --local_gb=917 --pm_address= --pm_user=test --pm_password=password --prov_mac_address=98:4b:e1:67:9a:4c --terminal_port=0
# PXE/IPMI example
$ nova-bm-manage node create --host=bm1 --cpus=4 --memory_mb=6144 --local_gb=64 --pm_address= --pm_user=test --pm_password=password --prov_mac_address=98:4b:e1:11:22:33 --terminal_port=8000

  • To verify the node registration, run 'nova-bm-manage node list':
$ nova-bm-manage node list
ID        SERVICE_HOST  INSTANCE_ID   CPUS    Memory    Disk      PM_Address        PM_User           TERMINAL_PORT  PROV_MAC            PROV_VLAN
1         bm1           None          64      16218     917          test              0   98:4b:e1:67:9a:4c   None
2         bm1           None          4       6144      64      test              8000   98:4b:e1:11:22:33   None

  • To register NIC, use 'nova-bm-manage interface create'. It takes the parameters listed below.
--node_id: ID of the baremetal node owns this NIC (the first column of 'bm_node_list')
--mac_address: this NIC's MAC address in the form of xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
--datapath_id: datapath ID of OpenFlow switch this NIC is connected to
--port_no: OpenFlow port number this NIC is connected to
(--datapath_id and --port_no are used for network isolation. It is OK to put 0, if you do not have OpenFlow switch.)

# example: node 1, without OpenFlow
$ nova-bm-manage interface create --node_id=1 --mac_address=98:4b:e1:67:9a:4e --datapath_id=0 --port_no=0
# example: node 2, with OpenFlow
$ nova-bm-manage interface create --node_id=2 --mac_address=98:4b:e1:11:22:34 --datapath_id=0x123abc --port_no=24

  • To verify the NIC registration, run 'bm_interface_list':
$ bm_interface_list
ID        BM_NODE_ID        MAC_ADDRESS         DATAPATH_ID       PORT_NO
1         1                 98:4b:e1:67:9a:4e   0x0               0
2         2                 98:4b:e1:11:22:34   0x123abc          24

Run Instance

  • Run instance using the baremetal instance type. Make sure to use kernel and image that support baremetal hardware (i.e contain drivers for baremetal hardware ).
euca-run-instances -t tp64.8x8 -k my.key ami-CCC
euca-run-instances -t bm.small --kernel aki-AAA --ramdisk ari-BBB ami-CCC