This is issue I hit recently. There are staging drivers  and there is virtualbmc  to emulate ipmi for virtual machines. I ended up using pxe_wol_isci driver.
 - http://ironic-staging-drivers.readthedocs.io/en/latest/README.html  - https://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualbmc/1.2.0 On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Waines, Greg <greg.wai...@windriver.com> wrote: > Hey, > > > > We have been integrating OpenStack Ironic into our own OpenStack > Distribution. > > Thanks to help from the mailing list, we’ve been able to successfully > ‘nova boot’ a bare metal instance on an ironic node using the pxe_ipmitool > drivers. > > Thanks again for all the help. > > > > A QUESTION about some future work we are starting to look at. > > > > We are interested in using Ironic to boot smaller devices that do NOT > support IPMI. > > > > I believe that there are other drivers such as pxe_ssh for managing resets > and power on/off of such servers. > But i don’t understand how these work at a high-level. > > e.g. > > - where do the pxe_ssh drivers SSH to ? > > > for reset, i suppose it could be the ironic node itself (if it’s > actually running a load, like the deployment image) > > > but for power on/off ... it can’t be the ironic node itself > > > > Can somebody provide or point me to a brief explanation of how Ironic can > be used for > serving loads to devices NOT supporting IPMI ? > > > > thanks in advance, > > Greg > > > > > > > > > > __________________________________________________________________________ > OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) > Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > >
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