Event Details

Ironically Reeling in Large-scale Bare Metal Deployment Without PXE

Provisioning and deploying bare metal hardware in large-scale infrastructure can be challenging. Old technologies, such as PXE, DHCP, and TFTP, cannot always keep up with the demands placed on them by today's emerging environments, such as edge computing. Those environments often require the use of non-dynamic configuration techniques to ensure security, integrity, reliability, traceability, and operational efficiency. This presentation describes and demonstrates the provisioning and deployment of bare metal via static network configuration over a routable, IP network. It relies on the Redfish virtual media boot feature of modern Dell EMC hardware and the latest advancements of the OpenStack Ironic project.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees should expect to learn about the latest advancements in bare metal provisioning and deployment technologies, notably Redfish virtual media boot, as implemented in contemporary hardware, and new capabilities of the OpenStack Ironic project. A demonstration illustrates how Ironic turns the entire suite into a PXE-less turnkey solution, well suited for use over a routable, IP network and the demands of today's emerging large-scale infrastructure, such as edge computing.

Wednesday, November 6, 9:50am-10:30am
Will be recorded
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Red Hat
Software engineer specializing in Linux, networking and OpenStack. Has some exposure to embedded systems, network protocols and information security. Interested in IoT and computing hardware. Open source enthusiast and the contributing member of the Python Software Foundation.   FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Principal Software Engineer
Julia is not your typical engineer. She started her career in networking and eventually shifted to systems engineering. The DevOps movement lead her into software development and the operationalization of software due to the need to automate large scale systems deployments. She is experienced in conveying an operational perspective while bridging that with requirements, and doesn’t mind... FULL PROFILE
Dell EMC
Richard has been a member of OpenStack since Mitaka. Upstream, he contributes to ironic, making baremetal servers sing. Downstream, Richard develops Dell EMC OpenStack solutions. His passion is improving the operator's experience deploying and managing servers. Richard's professional experience spans networking, server, and storage technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer... FULL PROFILE