Add a bare metal host using web UI

Add a bare metal host using web UI

After you create a managed cluster as described in Create a managed cluster, proceed with adding a bare metal host through the Mirantis Container Cloud web UI using the instruction below.

Before you proceed with adding a bare metal host:

  • Enable the boot NIC support for UEFI load. Usually, at least the built-in network interfaces support it.

  • Enable the UEFI-LAN-OPROM support in BIOS -> Advanced -> PCIPCIe.

  • Enable the IPv4-PXE stack.

  • Set the following boot order:

    1. UEFI-DISK

    2. UEFI-PXE

  • If your PXE network is not configured to use the first network interface, fix the UEFI-PXE boot order to speed up node discovering by selecting only one required network interface.

  • Power off all bare metal hosts.


Only one Ethernet port on a host must be connected to the Common/PXE network at any given time. The physical address (MAC) of this interface must be noted and used to configure the BareMetalHost object describing the host.

To add a bare metal host to a baremetal-based managed cluster:

  1. Log in to the Container Cloud web UI with the operator permissions.

  2. Switch to the required project using the Switch Project action icon located on top of the main left-side navigation panel.

  3. In the Baremetal tab, click Add BM host.

  4. Fill out the Add new BM host form as required:

    • Baremetal host name

      Specify the name of the new bare metal host.

    • Username

      Specify the name of the user for accessing the BMC (IPMI user).

    • Password

      Specify the password of the user for accessing the BMC (IPMI password).

    • Boot MAC address

      Specify the MAC address of the PXE network interface.

    • IP Address

      Specify the IP address to access the BMC.

    • Label

      Assign the machine label to the new host that defines which type of machine may be deployed on this bare metal host. Only one label can be assigned to a host. The supported labels include:

  5. Click Create

    While adding the bare metal host, Container Cloud discovers and inspects the hardware of the bare metal host and adds it to BareMetalHost.status for future references.

Now, you can proceed to Create a machine using web UI.