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Wednesday, November 5 • 16:30 - 17:10
Hardware in the Cloud: Cleaning up after Bare Metal Ironic Tenants

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The purpose of this presentation is to discuss decommissioning bare metal nodes in Ironic using the Ironic Python Agent. Jay and Josh, Core Reviewers for IPA, will discuss why decommissioning is important, in single and multi-tenant environments, how IPA and Ironic coordinate the decom process, and some of the pitfalls of working directly with hardware. Users expect a consistent platform when deploying their apps using the cloud -- including bare metal cloud. In order to provide that, Ironic must cleanup behind previous tenants, or prepare new hardware to ensure a clean slate for the next instance. Josh will provide an overview of how IPA works with Ironic to coordinate decommissioning in a pluggable way. Jay will talk about the difficulties of working with bare metal, and some pitfalls to avoid when implementing your hardware manager. Both Jay and Josh have months of experience running Ironic w/IPA in production for Rackspace OnMetal and want to share some of those lessons with the larger Openstack community.


This talk will be jointly presented by Jay Faulkner and Josh Gachnang, core reviewers on Ironic-Python-Agent, as well as developers for Rackspace OnMetal.

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Jay Faulkner

Linux Engineer, Rackspace OnMetal, Rackspace Hosting
Jay Faulkner, a Linux Engineer with Rackspace OnMetal, is responsible for hardware validation and managing fleets of servers. He became an Openstack developer in March of 2014 when the ironic-python-agent was accepted into Ironic.
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Josh Gachnang

Software Developer, Rackspace OnMetal, Rackspace
Josh Gachnang is a software developer at Rackspace, building OnMetal. He is an active contributor to Openstack Ironic, and a core reviewer and one of the original authors for the Ironic Python Agent. He wants to build the Software Defined Datacenter and loves automation. Josh lives... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 16:30 - 17:10
Room 243

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