Bare Metal provisioning with OpenStack

Devananda van der Veen

  • Simplicity - use same tools to stand up both virtual machines and physical
  • Useful for perform or PCI card dependencies
  • Hypervisor driver for Nova (compute part of OpenStack)
    • Doesn’t actually run anything on the machine
  • Compute tells hypervisor to do stuff like start/stop/snapshot
  • Devstack
    • Sets up openstack quickly
    • Bootstrap node deploys images
  • Network issues with Quantum due to software switching / hardware switching

Future plans

  • Local persistent storage with Cinder
  • Openstack on Openstack

Requirements - Flat network - no DHCP -