[openstack-dev] [ironic][qa] How will ironic tests run in tempest?

Devananda van der Veen devananda.vdv at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 18:37:18 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Clark Boylan <clark.boylan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM, David Kranz <dkranz at redhat.com> wrote:
> > It's great that tempest tests for ironic have been submitted! I was
> > reviewing https://review.openstack.org/#/c/48109/ and noticed that the
> tests
> > do not actually run. They are skipped because baremetal is not enabled.
> This
> > is not terribly surprising but we have had a policy in tempest to only
> merge
> > code that has demonstrated that it works. For services that cannot run in
> > the single-vm environment of the upstream gate we said there could be a
> > system running somewhere that would run them and report a result to
> gerrit.
> > Is there a plan for this, or to make an exception for ironic?
> >
> >  -David
> >
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> There is a change[0] to openstack-infra/config to add experimental
> tempest jobs to test ironic. I think that change is close to being
> ready, but I need to give it time for a proper review. Once in that
> will allow you to test 48109 (in theory, not sure if all the bits will
> just work). I don't think these tests fall under the cannot run in a
> single vm environment umbrella, we should be able to test the
> baremetal code via the pxe booting of VMs within the single VM
> environment.
> [0] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/53917/
> Clark
We can test the ironic services, database, and the driver interfaces by
using our "fake" driver within a single devstack VM today (I'm not sure the
exercises for all of this have been written yet, but it's practical to test
it). OTOH, I don't believe we can test a PXE deploy within a single VM
today, and need to resume discussions with infra about this.

There are some other aspects of Ironic (IPMI, SOL access, any
vendor-specific drivers) which we'll need real hardware to test because
they can't effectively be virtualized. TripleO should cover some (much?) of
those needs, once they are able to switch to using Ironic instead of

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