[openstack-dev] [NFV][Telco] pxe-boot

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Nov 25 22:41:49 UTC 2014

On 11/25/2014 05:33 PM, Angelo Matarazzo wrote:
> Hi all,
> my team and I are working on pxe boot feature very similar to the
> "Discless VM" one  in Active blueprint list[1]
> The blueprint [2] is no longer active and we created a new spec [3][4].
> Nova core reviewers commented our spec and the first and the most
> important objection is that there is not a compelling reason to provide
> this kind of feature : booting from network.

Why not just work with the Ironic project, who already have OpenStack
code to deal with PXE booting, and already does it in a way that's
driven by nova.

> Aside from the specific implementation, I think that some members of
> TelcoWorkingGroup could be interested in  and provide a use case.
> I would also like to add this item to the agenda of next meeting
> Any thought?
> Best regards,
> Angelo
> [1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TelcoWorkingGroup#Active_Blueprints
> [2] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/libvirt-empty-vm-boot-pxe
> [3] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/boot-order-for-instance
> [4] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/133254/
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