OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning Program
OpenStack bare metal provisioning a.k.a Ironic is an integrated OpenStack program which aims to provision bare metal machines instead of virtual machines, forked from the Nova baremetal driver. It is best thought of as a bare metal hypervisor API and a set of plugins which interact with the bare metal hypervisors. By default, it will use PXE and IPMI in concert to provision and turn on/off machines, but Ironic also supports vendor-specific plugins which may implement additional functionality. For a general overview please see: Introduction to Ironic.
The ironic project includes the ironic-api and ironic-conductor processes.
|Official name||OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning|
python-ironicclient is a package that includes the python client and CLI.
ironic-python-agent is a small python application that is meant to be embedded in a deployment ramdisk.
|Bug tracker||https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic tag: "agent"|
pyghmi is an alternative to IPMItool.
ironic-inspector is a hardware introspection tool.
bifrost consists of Ansible play books for running Ironic standalone (without other OpenStack components).
ironic-lib is a common library of functions used by the other ironic projects.
PTL: Devananda van der Veen (devananda)
Core teams: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/CoreTeam
Cross-project liaisons: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/CrossProjectLiaisons
Ironic was first available as an incubated project in the "Icehouse" release. The following "Juno" release saw improved integration with Nova, as well as many stability and feature improvements. Ironic completed the project graduation review at the end of the "Juno" cycle, and began "Kilo" development cycle as an officially integrated OpenStack project.
- Icehouse, 2014.1: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/ReleaseNotes/Icehouse
- Juno, 2014.2: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/ReleaseNotes/Juno
- Kilo, 2015.1: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/ReleaseNotes/Kilo#OpenStack_Bare_Metal_service_.28Ironic.29
Information on the latest status of Ironic's test suite can be found here: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/Testing
Our project teams frequently share ideas and coordinate by using etherpads, some of which stick around for a while. Those are listed here.
Discussion of the project also takes place in #openstack-ironic on irc.freenode.net. This is a great place to jump in and start your ironic adventure. The channel is very welcoming to new users - no question is a wrong question!
Guidelines for developers can be found here: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/Developer_guidelines Please note that for any non-trivial change that is not a fix for a particular bug, you have to go through the specs review process
Pixie Boots, the Ironic drummer bear
Pixie Boots is the mascot of the "Bear Metal" Provisioning Program for OpenStack, a.k.a Ironic. It was drawn by Lucas Alvares Gomes and two versions of it are available: One colored and one outlined. Feel free to use the images to make t-shirts or any other paraphernalia.
High-resolution PNGs versions are available by clicking on the images below:
You can also download the Inkscape SVG vector file: Ironic_mascot.svg
All images are licensed CC BY-SA.