This document provides instructions for installing and configuring the Bare Metal service (ironic) in the overcloud, and using the service to provision and manage physical machines for end users.

The Bare Metal service components are also used by the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director, as part of the undercloud, to provision and manage the bare metal nodes that make up the OpenStack environment (the overcloud). For more information about how the director uses the Bare Metal service, see the Director Installation and Usage guide.