Customize the default bare metal host profile

This section describes the bare metal host profile settings and instructs how to configure this profile before deploying Mirantis Container Cloud on physical servers.

The bare metal host profile is a Kubernetes custom resource. It allows the Infrastructure Operator to define how the storage devices and the operating system are provisioned and configured.

The bootstrap templates for a bare metal deployment include the template for the default BareMetalHostProfile object in the following file that defines the default bare metal host profile:



Using BareMetalHostProfile, you can configure LVM or mdadm-based software RAID support during a management or managed cluster creation. For details, see Configure RAID support.

This feature is available as Technology Preview. Use such configuration for testing and evaluation purposes only. For the Technology Preview feature definition, refer to Technology Preview features.


Any data stored on any device defined in the fileSystems list can be deleted or corrupted during cluster (re)deployment. It happens because each device from the fileSystems list is a part of the rootfs directory tree that is overwritten during (re)deployment.

Examples of affected devices include:

  • A raw device partition with a file system on it

  • A device partition in a volume group with a logical volume that has a file system on it

  • An mdadm RAID device with a file system on it

  • An LVM RAID device with a file system on it

The wipe field (deprecated) or wipeDevice structure (recommended since Container Cloud 2.26.0) have no effect in this case and cannot protect data on these devices.

Therefore, to prevent data loss, move the necessary data from these file systems to another server beforehand, if required.

The customization procedure of BareMetalHostProfile is almost the same for the management and managed clusters, with the following differences:

  • For a management cluster, the customization automatically applies to machines during bootstrap. And for a managed cluster, you apply the changes using kubectl before creating a managed cluster.

  • For a management cluster, you edit the default baremetalhostprofiles.yaml.template. And for a managed cluster, you create a new BareMetalHostProfile with the necessary configuration.

For the procedure details, see Create a custom bare metal host profile. Use this procedure for both types of clusters considering the differences described above.