B.6. Fake PXE Driver
This driver provides a method to use bare metal devices without power management. This means the director does not control the registered bare metal devices and as such require manual control of power at certain points in the introspect and deployment processes.
This option is available for testing and evaluation purposes only. It is not recommended for Red Hat OpenStack Platform enterprise environments.
- Set this option to
- This driver does not use any authentication details because it does not control power management.
- Edit the
/etc/ironic/ironic.conffile and add
enabled_driversoption to enable this driver. Restart the baremetal services after editing the file:
$ sudo systemctl restart openstack-ironic-api openstack-ironic-conductor
- When performing introspection on nodes, manually power the nodes after running the
openstack baremetal introspection bulk startcommand.
- When performing Overcloud deployment, check the node status with the
ironic node-listcommand. Wait until the node status changes from
deploy wait-callbackand then manually power the nodes.
- After the Overcloud provisioning process completes, reboot the nodes. To check the completion of provisioning, check the node status with the
ironic node-listcommand, wait until the node status changes to
active, then manually reboot all Overcloud nodes.