iBoot driver


The iBoot power driver enables you to take advantage of power cycle management of nodes using Dataprobe iBoot devices over the DxP protocol.

The staging-iboot hardware type uses iBoot to manage power of the nodes.


Tested platforms

Configuring and enabling

  1. Add staging-iboot to enabled_hardware_types and enabled_power_interfaces in /etc/ironic/ironic.conf. Also enable the fake management interface. For example:

    enabled_hardware_types = staging-iboot,ipmi
    enabled_management_interfaces = fake,ipmitool
    enabled_power_interfaces = staging-iboot,ipmitool
  2. Restart the Ironic conductor service:

    service ironic-conductor restart

Registering a node

Nodes configured for the iBoot driver should have the driver property set to staging-iboot.

The following configuration values are also required in driver_info:

  • iboot_address: The IP address of the iBoot PDU.
  • iboot_username: User name used for authentication.
  • iboot_password: Password used for authentication.

In addition, there are optional properties in driver_info:

  • iboot_port: iBoot PDU port. Defaults to 9100.
  • iboot_relay_id: iBoot PDU relay ID. This option is useful in order to support multiple nodes attached to a single PDU. Defaults to 1.

The following sequence of commands can be used to enroll a node with the iBoot driver.

  1. Create node:

    openstack baremetal node create --driver staging-iboot \
        --driver-info iboot_username=<username> \
        --driver-info iboot_password=<password> \
        --driver-info iboot_address=<address>


[1]iBoot-G2 official documentation - http://dataprobe.com/support_iboot-g2.html