Hi,

We are glad to present this week's priorities and subteam report for Ironic. As 
usual, this is pulled directly from the Ironic whiteboard[0] and formatted.

This Week's Priorities (as of the weekly ironic meeting)
========================================================

Weekly priorities
-----------------
- Fix the multitenant grenade - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1744139
- Add tempest job for ironic queens branch  https://review.openstack.org/543555
- CI and docs work for classic drivers deprecation (see status below)
- Required Backports/Nice to haves below
- CRITICAL bugs (must be fixed and backported to queens before the release)
    - ironic-inspector: rare crash when ironic port list returns HTTP 400 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic-inspector/+bug/1748893
        - the actual bug is that ironic returns 400 on port.list when node 
deletion races with it
    - ironic-inspector: broken noauth mode: 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic-inspector/+bug/1748263
- Fix as many bugs as possible

Required Queens Backports
-------------------------
- Traits instance_info validation - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/543461/
    - mgoddard says it is a nice to have
- Switch to hardware types
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/537959/

Nice to have backports
----------------------
- Ansible docs - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/525501/
- inspector: do not try passing non-MACs as switch_id: 
https://review.openstack.org/542214

Vendor priorities
-----------------
cisco-ucs:
    Patches in works for SDK update, but not posted yet, currently rebuilding 
third party CI infra after a disaster...
idrac:
    RFE and first several patches for adding UEFI support will be posted by 
Tuesday, 1/9
ilo:
    https://review.openstack.org/#/c/530838/ - OOB Raid spec for iLO5
irmc:
    None

oneview:


Subproject priorities
---------------------
bifrost:
ironic-inspector (or its client):

networking-baremetal:

networking-generic-switch:
    - initial release note https://review.openstack.org/#/c/534201/ MERGED

sushy and the redfish driver:


Bugs (dtantsur, vdrok, TheJulia)
--------------------------------
- Stats (diff between  5 Feb 2018 and 12 Feb 2018)
- Ironic: 209 bugs (-13) + 247 wishlist items. 2 new (+1), 157 in progress 
(-4), 1 critical, 29 high (-5) and 20 incomplete (-5)
- Inspector: 17 bugs (+3) + 25 wishlist items. 0 new, 14 in progress (+2), 2 
critical (+2), 3 high (+1) and 4 incomplete
- Nova bugs with Ironic tag: 14. 1 new, 0 critical, 0 high
- via http://dashboard-ironic.7e14.starter-us-west-2.openshiftapps.com/
    - the dashboard was abruptly deleted and needs a new home :(
    - use it locally with `tox -erun` if you need to
- HIGH bugs with patches to review:
- Clean steps are not tested in gate 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1523640: Add manual clean step ironic 
standalone test https://review.openstack.org/#/c/429770/15
    - Needs to be reproposed to the ironic tempest plugin repository.
- prepare_instance() is not called for whole disk images with 'agent' deploy 
interface https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1713916:
    - Fix ``agent`` deploy interface to call ``boot.prepare_instance`` 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/499050/
        - (TheJulia) Currently WF-1, as revision is required for deprecation.
- If provisioning network is changed, Ironic conductor does not behave 
correctly https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1679260: Ironic conductor 
works correctly on changes of networks: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/462931/
    - (rloo) needs some direction
    - may be fixed as part of https://review.openstack.org/#/c/460564/

CI refactoring and missing test coverage
----------------------------------------
- not considered a priority, it's a 'do it always' thing
- Standalone CI tests (vsaienk0)
    - next patch to be reviewed, needed for 3rd party CI: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/429770/
    - localboot with partitioned image patches:
        - Ironic - add localboot partitioned image test: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/502886/
        - when previous are merged TODO (vsaienko)
            - Upload tinycore partitioned image to tarbals.openstack.org
            - Switch ironic to use tinyipa partitioned image by default
- Missing test coverage (all)
    - portgroups and attach/detach tempest tests: 
https://review.openstack.org/382476
    - adoption: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/344975/
        - should probably be changed to use standalone tests
    - root device hints: TODO
    - node take over
    - resource classes integration tests: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/443628/
    - radosgw (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1737957)

Essential Priorities
====================

Ironic client API version negotiation (TheJulia, dtantsur)
----------------------------------------------------------
- RFE https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-ironicclient/+bug/1671145
- Nova bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1739440
- gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1671145
- status as of 12 Feb 2017:
    - TODO:
        - API-SIG guideline on consuming versions in SDKs 
https://review.openstack.org/532814 on review
        - establish foundation for using version negotiation in nova
    - nothing more for Queens. Stay tuned...
    - need to make sure that we discuss/agree with nova about how to do this

Classic drivers deprecation (dtantsur)
--------------------------------------
- spec: 
http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/classic-drivers-future.html
- status as of 12 Feb 2017:
    - dev documentation for hardware types: https://review.openstack.org/537959
    - switch documentation to hardware types:
        - install and admin guides done
        - need help from vendors updating their pages!
        - api-ref examples: TODO
    - migration of classic drivers to hardware types: done
    - migration of CI to hardware types
        - ironic and inspector: done
        - IPA: TODO
        - ironic-lib: TODO?
        - python-ironicclient: TODO?
        - python-ironic-inspector-client: TODO?
        - virtualbmc: TODO?
        - bifrost: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/540153/ Merged
    - actual deprecation: done

Traits support planning (mgoddard, johnthetubaguy, dtantsur)
------------------------------------------------------------
- status as of 12 Feb 2018:
    - deploy templates spec: https://review.openstack.org/504952 needs reviews
        - depends on deploy-steps spec: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/412523
    - traits API:
        - need to validate node's instance_info['traits'] at deploy time 
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1722194/comments/31)
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/543461
        - will need to backport this to stable/queens

Reference architecture guide (dtantsur, sambetts)
-------------------------------------------------
- status as of 12 Feb 2017:
    - dtantsur is returning to this after the release
    - list of cases from the PTG
        - Admin-only provisioner
            - small and/or rare: TODO
                - non-HA acceptable, noop/flat network acceptable
            - large and/or frequent: TODO
                - HA required, neutron network or noop (static) network
        - Bare metal cloud for end users
            - smaller single-site: TODO
                - non-HA, ironic conductors on controllers and noop/flat 
network acceptable
            - larger single-site: TODO
                - HA, split out ironic conductors, neutron networking, virtual 
media > iPXE > PXE/TFTP
                - split out TFTP servers if you need them?
            - larger multi-site: TODO
                - cells v2
                - ditto as single-site otherwise?

High Priorities
===============

Neutron event processing (vdrok, vsaienk0, sambetts)
----------------------------------------------------
- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
    - spec at https://review.openstack.org/343684, ready for reviews, replies 
from authors
    - WIP code at https://review.openstack.org/440778

Routed network support (sambetts, vsaienk0, bfournie, hjensas)
--------------------------------------------------------------
- status as of 12 Feb 2018:
    - All code patches are merged.
    - One CI patch left, rework devstack baremetal simulation. To be done in 
Rocky?
        - This is to have actual 'flat' networks in CI.
    - Placement API work to be done in Rocky due to:
    Challenges with integration to Placement due to the way the integration was 
done in neutron.
    Neutron will create a resource provider for network segments in Placement, 
then it creates an os-aggregate
    in Nova for the segment, adds nova compute hosts to this aggregate. Ironic 
nodes cannot be added to host-aggregates.
    I (hjensas) had a short discussion with neutron devs (mlavalle) on the 
issue:
       
http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-neutron/%23openstack-neutron.2018-01-12.log.html#t2018-01-12T17:05:38
    There are patches in Nova to add support for ironic nodes in 
host-aggregates:
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/526753/ allow compute nodes to be 
associated with host agg
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/529135/ (Spec)
    - Patches:
        - CI Patches:
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/392959/ Rework Ironic devstack 
baremetal network simulation

Rescue mode (rloo, stendulker)
------------------------------
- Status as on 12 Feb 2018
    - spec: 
http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/approved/implement-rescue-mode.html
    - code: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1526449+status:open+OR+status:merged
    - ironic side:
        - all code patches have merged except for
            - Add documentation for rescue mode: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/431622/ MERGED
            - Devstack changes to enable testing add support for rescue mode: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/524118/
                - We need to be careful with this, in that we can't use 
python-ironicclient changes that have not been released.
            - Update "standalone" job for supporting rescue mode: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/537821/
            - Rescue mode standalone tests: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/538119/ (failing CI, not ready for reviews)
        - Can't Merge until we do a client release with rescue support (in 
Rocky):
            - Tempest tests with nova: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/528699/
            - Run the tempest test on the CI: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/528704/
                - succeeded in rescuing: 
http://logs.openstack.org/04/528704/16/check/ironic-tempest-dsvm-ipa-wholedisk-bios-agent_ipmitool-tinyipa/4b74169/logs/screen-ir-cond.txt.gz#_Feb_02_09_44_12_940007
    - nova side:
        - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/ironic-rescue-mode:
            - approved for Queens but didn't get the ironic code (client) done 
in time
            - (TheJulia) Nova has indicated that this is deferred until Rocky.
        - To get the nova patch merged, we need:
            - release new python-ironicclient
            - update ironicclient version in upper-constraints (this patch will 
be posted automatically)
            - update ironicclient version in global-requirement (this patch 
needs to be posted manually)
        - code patch: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/416487/
        - CI is needed for nova part to land
            - tiendc is working for CI

Clean up deploy interfaces (vdrok)
----------------------------------
- status as of 5 Feb 2017:
    - patch https://review.openstack.org/524433 needs update and rebase

Zuul v3 jobs in-tree (sambetts, derekh, jlvillal, rloo)
-------------------------------------------------------
- etherpad tracking zuul v3 -> intree: 
https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ironic-zuulv3-intree-tracking
- cleaning up/centralizing job descriptions (eg 'irrelevant-files'): DONE
- Next TODO is to convert jobs on master, to proper ansible. NOT a high 
priority though.
    - (pas-ha) DNM experimental patch with "devstack-tempest" as base job 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/520167/

Graphical console interface (pas-ha, vdrok, rpioso)
---------------------------------------------------
- status as of 8 Jan 2017:
    - spec on review: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/306074/
    - there is nova part here, which has to be approved too
    - dtantsur is worried by absence of progress here
        - (TheJulia) I think for rocky, it might be worth making it a prime 
focus, or making it a background goal.

BIOS config framework (dtantsur, yolanda, rpioso)
-------------------------------------------------
- status as of 8 Jan 2017:
    - spec under active review: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496481/

Ansible deploy interface (pas-ha)
---------------------------------
- spec: 
http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/ansible-deploy-driver.html
- status as of 5 Feb 2017:
    - code merged, CI coverage via the standalone job
    - docs: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/525501/

OpenStack Priorities
====================

Python 3.5 compatibility (Nisha, Ankit)
---------------------------------------
- Topic: 
https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:goal-python35+NOT+project:openstack/governance+NOT+project:openstack/releases
    - this include all projects, not only ironic
    - please tag all reviews with topic "goal-python35"
- TODO submit the python3 job for IPA
- for ironic and ironic-inspector job enabled by disabling swift as swift is 
still lacking py3.5 support.
- anupn to update the python3 job to build tinyipa with python3
    - (anupn): Talked with swift folks and there is a bug upstream opened  
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/401397 for py3 support in swift. But this is 
not on their priority
    - Right now patch pass all gate jobs except agent_- drivers.
- updating setup.cfg (part of requirements for the goal):
    - ironic: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/539500/ - MERGED
    - ironic-inspector: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/539502/ - MERGED

Deploying with Apache and WSGI in CI (pas-ha, vsaienk0)
-------------------------------------------------------
- ironic is mostly finished
    - (pas-ha) needs to be rewritten for uWSGI, patches on review:
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507067
- inspector is TODO and depends on 
https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1525218
    - delayed as the HA work seems to take a different direction

Subprojects
===========

Inspector (dtantsur)
--------------------
- trying to flip dsvm-discovery to use the new dnsmasq pxe filter and failing 
because of bash 
:Dhttps://review.openstack.org/#/c/525685/6/devstack/plugin.sh@202
- follow-ups being merged/reviewed; working on state consistency enhancements 
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/510928/ too (HA demo follow-up)

Bifrost (TheJulia)
------------------
- Also seems a recent authentication change in keystoneauth1 has broken 
processing of the clouds.yaml files, i.e. `openstack` command does not work.
    - TheJulia will try to look at this this week.

Drivers:
--------

Cisco UCS (sambetts) Last updated 2018/02/05
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Cisco CIMC driver CI back up and working on every patch
- Cisco UCSM driver CI in development
- Patches for updating the UCS python SDKs are in the works and should be 
posted soon
.........

Until next week,
--Rama

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