[ironic] Hardware leasing with Ironic

Pierre Riteau pierre at stackhpc.com
Thu Jan 31 10:58:58 UTC 2019

On Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 17:05, Lars Kellogg-Stedman <lars at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 04:47:09PM +0000, Pierre Riteau wrote:
> > However, Blazar is extendable, with a plugin architecture: a baremetal
> > plugin could be developed that interacts directly with Ironic.
> This would require Ironic to support multi-tenancy first, right?

Yes, assuming this would be available as per your initial message.
Although technically you could use the Blazar API as a wrapper to
provide the multi-tenancy, it would require duplicating a lot of the
Ironic API into Blazar, so I wouldn't recommend this approach.

> > Giving direct provisioning access to users means they will need BMC
> > credentials and access to provisioning networks. If more isolation is
> > required, you might want to take a look at HIL from the Mass Open
> > Cloud [2]. I haven't used it but I have read one of their paper and it
> > looks well-thought-out.
> Ironically (hah!), the group I am working with *is* the Massachusetts
> Open Cloud, and we're looking to implement the ideas explored in
> HIL/BMI on top of OpenStack services.

Heh, it's a small world :-) I would very happy to see these ideas
implemented via OpenStack, it would surely help to get them more

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