[E] [ironic] How to move nodes from a 'clean failed' state into 'Available'

Igal Katzir ikatzir at infinidat.com
Wed Mar 24 22:48:58 UTC 2021

Thanks Jay,
It gets into 'clean failed' state because it fails to boot into PXE mode.
I don't understand why the DHCP does not respond to the clients request,
it's like it remembers that the same client already received an IP in the
Is there a way to clear the dnsmasq database of reservations?

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 5:26 PM Jay Faulkner <jay.faulkner at verizonmedia.com>

> A node in CLEAN FAILED must be moved to MANAGEABLE state before it can be
> told to "provide" (which eventually puts it back in AVAILABLE).
> Try this:
> `openstack baremetal node manage UUID`, then run the command with
> "provide" as you did before.
> The available states and their transitions are documented here:
> https://docs.openstack.org/ironic/latest/contributor/states.html
> I'll note that if cleaning failed, it's possible the node is misconfigured
> in such a way that will cause all deployments and cleanings to fail (e.g.;
> if you're using Ironic with Nova, and you attempt to provision a machine
> and it errors during deploy; Nova will by default attempt to clean that
> node, which may be why you see it end up in clean failed). So I strongly
> suggest you look at the last_error field on the node and attempt to
> determine why the failure happened before retrying.
> Good luck!
> -Jay Faulkner
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 8:20 AM Igal Katzir <ikatzir at infinidat.com> wrote:
>> Hello Team,
>> I had a situation where my *undercloud-node *had a problem with it’s
>> disk and has disconnected from overcloud.
>> I couldn’t restore the undercloud controller and ended up re-installing
>> it (running 'openstack undercloud install’).
>> The installation ended successfully but now I’m in a situation where
>> Cleanup of the overcloud deployed nodes fails:
>> (undercloud) [stack at interop010 ~]$ openstack baremetal node list
>> +--------------------------------------+------------+---------------+-------------+--------------------+-------------+
>> | UUID                                       | Name       | Instance
>>  UUID        | Power State | Provisioning State | Maintenance |
>> +--------------------------------------+------------+---------------+-------------+--------------------+-------------+
>> | 97b9a603-f64f-47c1-9fb4-6c68a5b38ff6 | interop025 | None          |
>> power on    | clean failed       | True        |
>> | 4b02703a-f765-4ebb-85ed-75e88b4cbea5 | interop026 | None          |
>> power on    | clean failed       | True        |
>> +--------------------------------------+------------+---------------+-------------+--------------------+-------------+
>> I’ve tried to move node to available state but cannot:
>> (undercloud) [stack at interop010 ~]$ openstack baremetal node provide
>> 97b9a603-f64f-47c1-9fb4-6c68a5b38ff6
>> The requested action "provide" can not be performed on node
>> "97b9a603-f64f-47c1-9fb4-6c68a5b38ff6" while it is in state "clean failed".
>> (HTTP 400)
>> My question is:
>> *How do I make the nodes available again?*
>> as the deployment of overcloud fails with:
>> ERROR due to "Message: No valid host was found. , Code: 500”
>> Thanks,
>> Igal


*Igal Katzir*
Cell +972-54-5597086
Interoperability Team
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