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Ironic

OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning Program

OpenStack bare metal provisioning a.k.a Ironic is an integrated OpenStack project 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

Projects

Ironic

Api and conductor

Official name OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning
Source code https://github.com/openstack/ironic
Developer doc http://docs.openstack.org/developer/ironic/
Bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic
Feature tracker https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ironic
Specifications http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs
Weekly meetings https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/Ironic
Core team https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/CoreTeam
Testing https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/Testing
Drivers https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/Drivers

python-ironicclient

CLI and python client

Source code https://github.com/openstack/python-ironicclient
Bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-ironicclient
Feature tracker https://blueprints.launchpad.net/python-ironicclient
Developer doc http://docs.openstack.org/developer/python-ironicclient

ironic-python-agent

Deployment ram disk

Source code https://github.com/openstack/ironic-python-agent
Bug tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic tag: "agent"
Wiki page https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic-python-agent

pyghmi

an alternative to IpmiTool

Source code https://github.com/stackforge/pyghmi

ironic-discoverd

Hardware introspection tool

Source code https://github.com/stackforge/ironic-discoverd
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic-discoverd/
Feature tracker https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ironic-discoverd/

bifrost

Ansible play books to run Ironic standalone

Source code https://github.com/openstack/bifrost

Ironic-lib

Common lib of functions

Source code https://github.com/openstack/ironic-lib

Status

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.


Information on the latest status of Ironic's test suite can be found here: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/Testing

For a list of current drivers and the status of their CI testing, see the wiki page we maintain and the Stackalytics page which tracks third-party CI

Etherpads

Our project teams frequently share ideas and coordinate by using etherpads, some of which stick around for a while. Those are listed here.

IRC

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!

Developers

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.