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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)
========================================================
1. Decide on the priorities for the Queens cycle (dtantsur to post a review soon)
2. dtantsur or TheJulia to do a number of Pike releases
3. Refactoring of the way we access clients: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1699547
4. Rolling upgrades missing bit: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/497666/
4.1. check object versions in dbsync tool: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/497703/
5. Switch to none auth for standalone mode: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/359061/

Next Pike Release
=================
- status as of Sept 7, PM
- assuming it will be 9.1.1
- to fix race condition: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1715190
patches:
- on stable/pike, cherry-picked, Fix race condition in backfillversioncolumn(): https://review.openstack.org/#/c/501816/1
- on stable/pike, Add release note for next pike release: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/501783/
- optional on master & maybe backport: Update upgrade guide to use new pike release: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/501784/2

Bugs (dtantsur, vdrok, TheJulia)


- Stats (diff between 4 Sep 2017 and 18 Sep 2017)
- Ironic: 264 bugs (+13) + 258 wishlist items. 29 new (+8), 198 in progress (+7), 0 critical, 32 high (+1) and 35 incomplete (-1)
- Inspector: 13 bugs + 29 wishlist items. 3 new (+1), 10 in progress (-1), 0 critical, 2 high (-1) and 3 incomplete
- Nova bugs with Ironic tag: 15. 0 new (-1), 0 critical, 2 high (+1)

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/
- Missing test coverage (all)
- portgroups and attach/detach tempest tests: https://review.openstack.org/382476
- local boot with partition images: TODO https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1531149
- 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/

Essential Priorities
====================
!!! this list is work-in-progress now !!!

Reference architecture guide (dtantsur)


- status as of 14 Aug 2017:
- Common bits: https://review.openstack.org/487410 needs a revision
- I guess this moves to Queens

Driver composition (dtantsur)


- spec: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/approved/driver-composition-reform.html
- gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+topic:bug/1524745
- status as of 28 Aug 2017:
- documentation
- upgrade guide for the remaining drivers: TODO
- ilo: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496480/
- idrac: (rpioso) TBD
- snmp: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/498541/ MERGED
- dev docs on writing hardware types: TODO
- new hardware types:
- apparently all merged in Pike
- API for hardware interface properties:
- proposed spec: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/471174/
- spec on the classic drivers deprecation: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/classic-drivers-future.html to be continued in Queens

High Priorities
===============
!!! this list is work-in-progress now !!!

Rescue mode (stendulker/aparnav)


- 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
- Status: 04 Sep 2017
- The nova patch for Rescue is abandoned and rescue tempest patch(https://review.openstack.org/#/c/452308/) which is dependent on the nova patch is in merge conflict.
- any plans to revive the nova patch soon(ish)?
- (TheJulia) None that I'm aware of, but nova is going to expect ironic work be completed first.

Neutron event processing (vdrok, vsaienk0)


- spec at https://review.openstack.org/343684, ready for reviews
- WIP code at https://review.openstack.org/440778

Refactoring of code accessing other services (pas-ha)


- gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1699547
- status as of 1 Aug 2017: ready for review
- discussed in ironic meeting; -2'd until Queens

Available clean steps API (rloo)


- spec had been approved in mitaka: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/5.0/manual-cleaning.html#get-nodes-node-ident-cleaning-steps
- status as of most recent weekly meeting:
- new RFE for different API: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1715419
- move to Queens

deploy steps (rloo, mat128, yolanda)


- Ocata summit design session etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ironic-ocata-summit-deploy-time-raid
- RFE: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1630376
- status as of most recent weekly meeting:
- spec needs updating: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/412523/

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

Python 3.5 compatibility (Nisha, Ankit)

Deploying with Apache and WSGI in CI (vsaienk0)


- ironic part seems finished (needs double-checking)
- do we have install-guide bits on how to do it?
- inspector is TODO and depends on https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1525218
- ironic is done, inspector will be bumped to Queens

Split away the tempest plugin (jlvillal)


- Proposed patch to create all the patches: https://review.openstack.org/489762
- jlvillal talked to infra and they suggested we do a batch upload as there are about 70 patches to merge in.
- patches waiting for review https://review.openstack.org/#/q/project:openstack/ironic-tempest-plugin
- need to port new patches in ironic/ironic-tempest-plugin (jlvillal)
- need to migrate ironic-inspector/ironic-tempest-plugin (jlvillal)
-Subprojects
.........

Until next week,
--Rama

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asked Sep 18, 2017 in openstack-dev by Yeleswarapu,_Ramaman (1,240 points)   1

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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)
========================================================
1. Decide on the priorities for the Queens cycle (dtantsur to post a review soon)
2. Refactoring of the way we access clients: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1699547
3. Rolling upgrades missing bit: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/497666/
3.1. check object versions in dbsync tool: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/497703/
4. Switch to none auth for standalone mode: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/359061/
5. Script to extract ironictempestplugin: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/489762/
5.1. this is needed for the plugin separation

Vendor priorities


cisco-ucs:
idrac:
Dell 3d party CI stability improvement for 13G and 12G servers - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/505398/
ilo:
irmc:
nothing to review this week.
secure boot support for virtual media boot interface is coming soon.
oneview:
Documentation for 'oneview' hardware type - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/502072/

Subproject priorities


bifrost:
ironic-inspector (or its client):
(dtantsur on behalf of milan): firewall refactoring: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/471831/
networking-baremetal:
neutron baremetal agent https://review.openstack.org/#/c/456235/ (needs rebase and update)
sushy and the redfish driver:
(dtantsur) implement redfish sessions: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/471942/

Bugs (dtantsur, vdrok, TheJulia)


- Stats (diff between 18 Sep 2017 and 25 Sep 2017)
- Ironic: 269 bugs (+5) + 255 wishlist items (-3). 29 new, 200 in progress (+2), 0 critical, 30 high (-2) and 34 incomplete (-1)
- Inspector: 13 bugs + 29 wishlist items. 2 new (-1), 11 in progress (+1), 0 critical, 2 high and 3 incomplete
- Nova bugs with Ironic tag: 16 (+1). 0 new, 0 critical, 2 high
- dtantsur had to update the batch sizes used in the bug dashboard. now it's more reliable but much slower :(

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/
- Missing test coverage (all)
- portgroups and attach/detach tempest tests: https://review.openstack.org/382476
- local boot with partition images: TODO https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1531149
- 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/

Essential Priorities
====================
!!! this list is work-in-progress now !!!

Reference architecture guide (dtantsur)


- status as of 14 Aug 2017:
- Common bits: https://review.openstack.org/487410 needs a revision
- I guess this moves to Queens

Driver composition (dtantsur)


- spec: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/approved/driver-composition-reform.html
- gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+topic:bug/1524745
- status as of 28 Aug 2017:
- documentation
- upgrade guide for the remaining drivers: TODO
- ilo: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496480/
- idrac: (rpioso) TODO
- snmp: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/498541/ MERGED
- dev docs on writing hardware types: TODO
- what to do with VendorMixin on upgrade https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507019/
- new hardware types:
- apparently all merged in Pike
- API for hardware interface properties:
- proposed spec: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/471174/
- spec on the classic drivers deprecation: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/classic-drivers-future.html to be continued in Queens

High Priorities

!!! this list is work-in-progress now !!!

Rescue mode (stendulker/aparnav)


- 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
- Status: 25 Sep 2017
- The nova patch for Rescue is abandoned and rescue tempest patch(https://review.openstack.org/#/c/452308/) which is dependent on the nova patch is in merge conflict.
- any plans to revive the nova patch soon(ish)?
- (TheJulia) None that I'm aware of, but nova is going to expect ironic work be completed first.

Neutron event processing (vdrok, vsaienk0)


- spec at https://review.openstack.org/343684, ready for reviews
- WIP code at https://review.openstack.org/440778

Refactoring of code accessing other services (pas-ha)


- gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1699547
- status as of 25 Sept 2017: need to answer reviewers comments in the current first patch in the series (glance) / push new revisions

Available clean steps API (rloo)


- spec had been approved in mitaka: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/5.0/manual-cleaning.html#get-nodes-node-ident-cleaning-steps
- status as of most recent weekly meeting:
- new RFE for different API: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1715419
- TheJulia has started writing a specification to cover state machine changes. Expect posted around 10/2/17.

deploy steps (rloo, mat128, yolanda)


- Ocata summit design session etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ironic-ocata-summit-deploy-time-raid
- RFE: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1630376
- status as of most recent weekly meeting:
- spec needs updating: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/412523/

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

> Python 3.5 compatibility (Nisha, Ankit)

Deploying with Apache and WSGI in CI (vsaienk0)


- ironic part seems finished (needs double-checking)
- (pas-ha) needs to be rewritten for uWSGI, patches on review https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507011/3
- do we have install-guide bits on how to do it?
- inspector is TODO and depends on https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1525218
- ironic is done, inspector will be bumped to Queens

Split away the tempest plugin (jlvillal)


- Proposed patch to create all the patches: https://review.openstack.org/489762
- Current (25-Sep-2017) plan is to wait until mid-October to do the change-over.
- jlvillal talked to infra and they suggested we do a batch upload as there are about 70 patches to merge in.
- need to port new patches in ironic/ironic-tempest-plugin (jlvillal)
- need to migrate ironic-inspector/ironic-tempest-plugin (jlvillal)

Policy-in-code (pas-ha)


- patch for ironic is on review https://review.openstack.org/#/c/502519/
- ironic-inspector is not started yet (needs a spec/RFE?)

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

.........

Until next week,
--Rama

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responded Sep 25, 2017 by Yeleswarapu,_Ramaman (1,240 points)   1
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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)
========================================================
1. Repair the CI after migrating to Zuul v3
2. BIOS interface spec: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496481/
3. Client docs update: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507927/ and https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507898/

After we repair the CI:
4. Rolling upgrades missing bit: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/497666/
4.1. check object versions in dbsync tool: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/497703/
5. Switch to none auth for standalone mode: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/359061/

Vendor priorities


cisco-ucs:
Patchs in works for SDK update, but not posted yet, currently rebuilding third party CI infra after a disaster...
idrac:
Dell 3d party CI stability improvement for 13G and 12G servers
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507942/
ilo:
irmc:
nothing to review this week.
secure boot support for virtual media boot interface is coming soon.
oneview:
Migrate python-oneviewclient validations to Ironic OneView Drivers - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/468428/

Subproject priorities


bifrost:
ironic-inspector (or its client):
(dtantsur on behalf of milan): firewall refactoring: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/471831/ (milan) +1 for this week to move one step closer towards the dnsmasq PXE filter backend
networking-baremetal:
neutron baremetal agent https://review.openstack.org/#/c/456235/
sushy and the redfish driver:
(dtantsur) implement redfish sessions: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/471942/

Bugs (dtantsur, vdrok, TheJulia)


- Stats (diff between 25 Sep 2017 and 02 Oct 2017)
- Ironic: 263 bugs (-6) + 258 wishlist items (+3). 22 new (-7), 202 in progress (+2), 0 critical, 34 high (+4) and 34 incomplete
- Inspector: 13 bugs + 30 wishlist items (+1). 2 new, 13 in progress (+2), 0 critical, 2 high and 3 incomplete
- Nova bugs with Ironic tag: 15 (-1). 0 new, 0 critical, 2 high
- dtantsur had to update the batch sizes used in the bug dashboard. now it's more reliable but much slower :(

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/
- Missing test coverage (all)
- portgroups and attach/detach tempest tests: https://review.openstack.org/382476
- local boot with partition images: TODO https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1531149
- 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/

Essential Priorities

Ironic client API version negotiation (TheJulia, dtantsur)

  • status as of 27 Sep 2017:

    • not started

External project authentication rework (pas-ha, TheJulia)


- gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1699547
- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
- review needed

Old ironic CLI deprecation (rloo)


- rfe: https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-ironicclient/+bug/1700815
- code/doc patch ready for review: Deprecate the ironic CLI: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/508218/. Depends on:
- Update README: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507898/
- Update documentation: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507927/

Classic drivers deprecation (dtantsur)


- spec: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/classic-drivers-future.html
- status as of 02 Oct 2017:
- dev documentation for hardware types: TODO
- finish migration guide for all drivers: TODO
- switch documentation to hardware types: TODO

Reference architecture guide (dtantsur, sambetts)


- status as of 02 Oct 2017:
- Common bits: https://review.openstack.org/487410 needs review
- list of cases from https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ironic-queens-ptg-open-discussion
- Admin-only provisioner
- small and/or rare: TODO
- large and/or frequent: TODO
- Bare metal cloud for end users
- smaller single-site: TODO
- larger single-site: TODO
- larger multi-site: TODO

High Priorities

Neutron event processing (vdrok, vsaienk0, sambetts)

Routed network support (sambetts, vsaienk0, bfournie)


- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
- WIP code at https://review.openstack.org/#/c/456235/

Rescue mode (rloo, stendulker, aparnav)


- 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
- Status: 2 Oct 2017
- ironic side:
- first patch in series needs reviews: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/350831/.
- rloo started to review but thinks the patch is too big and should be split. What do others think? +1
- nova side:
- https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/ironic-rescue-mode: needs to be approved; waiting for ironic part to be done first
- code patch: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/416487/

Clean up deploy interfaces (vdrok)


- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
- not started

Zuul v3 jobs in-tree (sambetts, derekh, jlvillal)


- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
- not started

Graphical console interface (pas-ha, vdrok, rpioso)


- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
- two specs posted: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/306074/, https://review.openstack.org/#/c/306078/
- need to be cleaned up and revived (at least the one we want to implement)
- there is nova part here, which has to be approved too

BIOS config framework (dtantsur, yolanda, rpioso)


- status as of 02 Oct 2017:
- spec under review: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496481/
- seems close, more review needed

Ansible deploy interface (pas-ha, yuiryz)


- spec: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/ansible-deploy-driver.html
- status as of 27 Sep 2017:
- clean up happening while still in ironic-staging-drivers:
- https://review.openstack.org/#/q/project:openstack/ironic-staging-drivers+file:%255Eironic_staging_drivers/ansible.-+status:open

Traits support planning (johnthetubaguy, TheJulia, dtantsur)


- status as of 02 Oct 2017:
- WIP spec https://review.openstack.org/#/c/504531/

OpenStack Priorities

> Python 3.5 compatibility (Nisha, Ankit)

Deploying with Apache and WSGI in CI (vsaienk0)


- ironic is mostly finished
- (pas-ha) needs to be rewritten for uWSGI, patches on review https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507011/3
- do we have install-guide bits on how to do it?
- inspector is TODO and depends on https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1525218

Split away the tempest plugin (jlvillal)


- Proposed patch to create all the patches: https://review.openstack.org/489762
- Current (25-Sep-2017) plan is to wait until mid-October to do the change-over.
- jlvillal talked to infra and they suggested we do a batch upload as there are about 70 patches to merge in.
- need to port new patches in ironic/ironic-tempest-plugin (jlvillal)
- need to migrate ironic-inspector/ironic-tempest-plugin (jlvillal)

Policy-in-code (pas-ha)


- patch for ironic is on review https://review.openstack.org/#/c/502519/
- ironic-inspector is not started yet (needs a spec/RFE?)

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

Inspector (dtantsur, milan)

  • gate seems down because of the Zuul-v3 issues (some legacy-- jobs failing)
  • could use reviews on the firewall-refactoring patch
  • have been testing manually HA in inspector (2 inspector instances w/ devstack)

Drivers:


DRAC (rpioso, dtantsur)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- CI is being rebuilt, ETA to be back online 10/12/2017

Cisco UCS (sambetts)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Currently rebuilding third party CI from the ground up after it bit the dust
- Patches for updating the UCS python SDKs are in the works and should be posted soon

.........

Until next week,
--Rama

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