Ironic planning

Ironic planning

MCP enables you to provision the OpenStack environment workloads (instances) to bare metal servers using Ironic. Ironic provisions workloads to bare metal servers through the Compute service (Nova) in almost the same way the virtual machines are provisioned.

Note

Starting from the 2019.2.6 maintenance update, Ironic is officially supported and integrated into MCP. Before the 2019.2.6 maintenance update, Ironic is available as technical preview and can be used for testing and evaluation purposes only.

Ironic applies to a number of use cases that include:

  • An OpenStack environment contains the workloads that can not be run on virtual machines due to, for example, legacy software installed.

  • An OpenStack environment contains the workloads that require high performance as well as no virtualization overhead.