[openstack-dev] [ironic][magnum][kolla][ansible][puppet][rally] removing SSH drivers from Ironic

Pavlo Shchelokovskyy pshchelokovskyy at mirantis.com
Wed Jul 5 11:01:31 UTC 2017

Hi all,

as mitaka branch was finally EOLed, Ironic team is going to proceed with
removal of SSH-based power and management drivers for virtualized HW which
were deprecated back in newton release.

Since newton the virtualbmc-based simulation of IPMI-capable HW is
officially supported, and we plan to switch all gates away from using *_ssh
drivers and eventually remove those from the ironic code, most probably in
Pike release.

I've skimmed through the project-config/zuul/layout.yaml and found a number
of projects that use some gate jobs with 'ironic' in the job name which are
not defined in project-config/jenkins/jobs/ironic.yaml, those project are
tagged in the subject of this message.

While kolla, magnum, OSA and rally seem to have only non-voting jobs with
ironic and thus should not be completely broken by removal of SSH drivers
anyway, puppet-ironic seems to have a voting
"puppet-openstack-integration-jobs-scenario002" job.

This message especially concerns deployment-specific projects that do not
install ironic via DevStack in their gate jobs. To successfully install a
working ironic which is capable to actually deploy nodes, such projects
will have to incorporate some additional steps to setup virtualbmc-based HW
simulation for baremetal nodes and configure nodes enrolled in ironic

If your project is mentioned, please ensure that any ironic-including gate
jobs you use do not setup ironic with *_ssh drivers, and switch to other
supported drivers if needed. Examples of necessary steps can be found in
ironic's DevStack plugin and in the playbooks of openstack/bifrost project.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact ironic team, we'll be
glad to help you.

Best regards,
Dr. Pavlo Shchelokovskyy
Senior Software Engineer
Mirantis Inc
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