Does devstack Ironic support launching instances on real hardware yet?

asked 2014-04-29 01:27:35 -0500

vinbs gravatar image

updated 2014-05-04 23:21:53 -0500

There are guides for using fake baremetal nodes with ironic to launch instances but didn't find any help on using real baremetal hardware.. I'm using the pxe_ipmitool driver. The IPMI tool is able to power on and off the server but pxe boot is not happening.

I am trying to get ironic driver to work with a Cisco baremetal C-series server. But I don’t see any equivalent Ironic setting that I see for baremetal for example BM_DNSMASQ_IFACE, BM_DNSMASQ_RANGE. I couldn't find a way to set dnsmasq to run on the actual physical interface to which I connect my baremetal server.

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answered 2016-08-25 13:36:34 -0500

Devananda gravatar image

Yes, it does, but I'm not aware o a simple guide for doing this.

I suggest starting by setting IRONIC_IS_HARDWARE=True in your devstack config file, and then looking at your neutron configuration to make sure it is exposing dnsmasq on the correct port and network.

Some relevant documentation is available here - - and here -

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