[ironic][xena] problems updating redfish_password for existing node

Iury Gregory iurygregory at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 21:24:36 UTC 2022

Hi Wade,

If I understood correctly, you have a node already deployed and you want to
change the redfish BMC password via Ironic, this is not possible. Ironic
uses the credentials to access the machine and execute the necessary to
provision the machine.
If you want to change the credentials to access the BMC, you need to
directly access it and change in the machine, after that you can change
information in Ironic.

Em sex., 15 de jul. de 2022 às 22:52, Wade Albright <
the.wade.albright at gmail.com> escreveu:

> Hi,
> I'm hitting a problem when trying to update the redfish_password for an
> existing node. I'm curious to know if anyone else has encountered this
> problem. I'm not sure if I'm just doing something wrong or if there is a
> bug. Or if the problem is unique to my setup.
> I have a node already added into ironic with all the driver details set,
> and things are working fine. I am able to run deployments.
> Now I need to change the redfish password on the host. So I update the
> password for redfish access on the host, then use an 'openstack baremetal
> node set <node> --driver-info redfish_password=<newpass>' command to set
> the new redfish_password.
> Once this has been done, deployment no longer works. I see redfish
> authentication errors in the logs and the operation fails. I waited a bit
> to see if there might just be a delay in updating the password, but after
> awhile it still didn't work.
> I restarted the conductor, and after that things work fine again. So it
> seems like the password is cached or something. Is there a way to force the
> password to update? I even tried removing the redfish credentials and
> re-adding them, but that didn't work either. Only a conductor restart seems
> to make the new password work.
> We are running Xena, using rpm installation on Oracle Linux 8.5.
> Thanks in advance for any help with this issue.


*Iury Gregory Melo Ferreira *
*MSc in Computer Science at UFCG*
*Ironic PTL *
*Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Brazil*
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