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[tc] [ironic] Promoting ironic to a top-level opendev project?


On Thu, 2020-04-02 at 12:38 +0200, Dmitry Tantsur wrote:
> > confused, Ironic _for me_ is an infrastructure tool...
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> I'm referring to a very narrow sense of Nova+company. I.e. a solution for
> providing virtual machines booting from virtual volumes on virtual
> networks. Ironic does not clearly fit there, nor does, say, Zuul.

well that is mischaracterising openstack as a vm centric iaas platform

the very fact that nova-baremeatal dates back to folsom and we have
many baremetal only cloud means that it is false to assume that the goal
of openstack and nova specificly is only to cater for vms

we have had several container backend like nova-lxd and nova-docker over
the years. i for one was alwasy a fan of nova libvirt/lxc and we have other
project like zun that integrate with kata containers.

so i think ironci fits perfectly in the view of a cloud.
if it did not then it would not be a good fit in kubernetes/openshift either
which would suggest that metal3 is not a useful thing.

given the interst metal3 has been getting i think we can agree that is not the case and
that baremetal clouds are a think and a good synergy of technologies.

openstack is a cloud plathform and as much as i like nova it is not what defines openstack
its the collection of service and comuntieis that we have built that does and nova and ironic
are both today part of that.

that does nto prevent any of the combponets form being used on there own if the service chooses to support that.


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