Bare metal OsDpl configuration

The Bare metal (Ironic) service is an extra OpenStack service that can be deployed by the OpenStack Operator. This section provides the baremetal-specific configuration options of the OsDpl resource.

To install bare metal services, add the baremetal keyword to the spec:features:services list:

spec:
  features:
    services:
      - baremetal

Note

All bare metal services are scheduled to the nodes with the openstack-control-plane: enabled label.

Ironic agent deployment images

To provision a user image onto a bare metal server, Ironic boots a node with a ramdisk image. Depending on the node’s deploy interface and hardware, the ramdisk may require different drivers (agents). MOS provides tinyIPA-based ramdisk images and uses the direct deploy interface with the ipmitool power interface.

Example of agent_images configuration:

spec:
  features:
    ironic:
       agent_images:
         base_url: https://binary.mirantis.com/openstack/bin/ironic/tinyipa
         initramfs: tinyipa-stable-ussuri-20200617101427.gz
         kernel: tinyipa-stable-ussuri-20200617101427.vmlinuz

Since the bare metal nodes hardware may require additional drivers, you may need to build a deploy ramdisk for particular hardware. For more information, see Ironic Python Agent Builder. Be sure to create a ramdisk image with the version of Ironic Python Agent appropriate for your OpenStack release.

Bare metal networking

Ironic supports the flat and multitenancy networking modes.

The flat networking mode assumes that all bare metal nodes are pre-connected to a single network that cannot be changed during the virtual machine provisioning.

Example of the OsDpl resource illustrating the configuration for the flat network mode:

spec:
  features:
    services:
      - baremetal
    neutron:
      external_networks:
        - bridge: ironic-pxe
          interface: <baremetal-interface>
          network_types:
            - flat
          physnet: ironic
          vlan_ranges: null
    ironic:
       # The name of neutron network used for provisioning/cleaning.
       baremetal_network_name: ironic-provisioning
       networks:
         # Neutron baremetal network definition.
         baremetal:
           physnet: ironic
           name: ironic-provisioning
           network_type: flat
           external: true
           shared: true
           subnets:
             - name: baremetal-subnet
               range: 10.13.0.0/24
               pool_start: 10.13.0.100
               pool_end: 10.13.0.254
               gateway: 10.13.0.11
       # The name of interface where provision services like tftp and ironic-conductor
       # are bound.
       provisioning_interface: br-baremetal

The multitenancy network mode uses the neutron Ironic network interface to share physical connection information with Neutron. This information is handled by Neutron ML2 drivers when plugging a Neutron port to a specific network. MOS supports the networking-generic-switch Neutron ML2 driver out of the box.

Example of the OsDpl resource illustrating the configuration for the multitenancy network mode:

spec:
  features:
    services:
      - baremetal
    neutron:
      tunnel_interface: ens3
      external_networks:
        - physnet: physnet1
          interface: <physnet1-interface>
          bridge: br-ex
          network_types:
            - flat
          vlan_ranges: null
          mtu: null
        - physnet: ironic
          interface: <physnet-ironic-interface>
          bridge: ironic-pxe
          network_types:
            - vlan
          vlan_ranges: 1000:1099
    ironic:
      # The name of interface where provision services like tftp and ironic-conductor
      # are bound.
      provisioning_interface: <baremetal-interface>
      baremetal_network_name: ironic-provisioning
      networks:
        baremetal:
          physnet: ironic
          name: ironic-provisioning
          network_type: vlan
          segmentation_id: 1000
          external: true
          shared: false
          subnets:
            - name: baremetal-subnet
              range: 10.13.0.0/24
              pool_start: 10.13.0.100
              pool_end: 10.13.0.254
              gateway: 10.13.0.11