Deprovision of bare-metal nodes

asked 2014-02-28 02:03:06 -0500

tcheung gravatar image

I am working on deploying images to bare-metal machines using nova bare-metal. After deployment, I would like to deprovision ("disconnect") bare-metal nodes from OpenStack controller/compute, so these bare-metal nodes can run standalone.

A typical scenario is that I have a workstation with OpenStack controller and nova baremetal compute installed. During bare-metal deployment, I plug the workstation into the network. After deployment, I disconnect it from the network.

Is this use-case typical, possible and without side-effect?

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answered 2014-02-28 17:23:12 -0500

smaffulli gravatar image

What you describe is more similar to a system like bootp or kickstart. OpenStack is not designed to install standalone machines.

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Hi Stefano, I choose OpenStack is that it provides management framework on image (Glance), networking (Neutron) and orchestration (Heat). With bare-metal deployment, it provides a good solution of machine management in datacenter. Seems my use-case is not typical. Do you think it's possible?

tcheung gravatar imagetcheung ( 2014-03-02 22:39:37 -0500 )edit

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