[ironic] Hardware leasing with Ironic

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Thu Jan 31 11:09:07 UTC 2019

On 1/31/19 11:58 AM, Pierre Riteau wrote:
> 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.

Some first steps have been done: 
We need someone to drive the futher design and implementation though.

> 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
> adopted.

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