Huawei iBMC Driver

Huawei iBMC Driver

https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/story/2004635

This specification proposes to add new interfaces that provide Ironic support to Huawei iBMC 2288H V5, CH121 V5 series servers.

Problem description

Huawei’s Intelligent Baseboard Management System (iBMC) is an embedded server management system that is used to manage servers throughout their lifecycle. It provides a series of management tools for hardware status monitoring, deployment, energy savings, and security protection.

In addition to managing the nodes using IPMI protocol, this specification proposes to add hardware types and interfaces to manage Huawei servers using iBMC REST API.

Proposed change

New hardware type named ibmc will be added as part of this change. New power, management and vendor interfaces will be implemented for the ibmc hardware.

The interfaces use iBMC REST API to communicate with iBMC. The interfaces used are:

  • iBMC.IBMCPower for Power operations

  • iBMC.IBMCManagement for Management operations

  • iBMC.IBMCVendor for Vendorspecific operations

  • Power:

    This feature allows the user to turn the node on/off or reboot by using the power interface which will in turn call iBMC REST API.

  • Management:

    This feature allows the user to get and set the primary boot device of the Huawei servers, and to get the supported boot devices.

  • Vendor:

    This feature allows the user to perform vendor specific operations. For example, query the boot up sequence of the Huawei servers.

$ openstack baremetal node passthru call --http-method GET \
  <node id or node name> boot_up_seq
$ ["Pxe", "Hdd", "Cd", "Others"]

Alternatives

None

Data model impact

None

RPC API impact

None

State Machine Impact

None

REST API impact

None

Client (CLI) impact

None

Driver API impact

None

Nova driver impact

None

Security impact

None

Other end user impact

None

Scalability impact

None

Performance Impact

None

Ramdisk impact

None

Other deployer impact

The following driver_info fields are required while enrolling node into Ironic:

  • ibmc_address: The URL address to the ibmc controller, example: https://example.com

  • ibmc_username: User account with admin/server-profile access privilege

  • ibmc_password: User account password

  • ibmc_verify_ca(optional): Whether to verify the host certificate or the path of a certificate file or directory with trusted certificates

Developer impact

None

Implementation

Assignee(s)

Primary assignee:

Other contributors:

None

Work Items

  • Add new iBMC hardware type, and adding new interfaces for Power, Management and Vendor.

  • Writing appropriate unit tests to provide test coverage for iBMC driver.

  • Writing configuration documents.

  • Building a third party CI.

Dependencies

  • Use python-ibmcclient library (not released) to communicate with HUAWEI iBMC REST API.

Testing

  • Unit tests will be implemented for new iBMC driver.

  • Third party CI will be provided.

Upgrades and Backwards Compatibility

None

Documentation Impact

  • Updating Ironic documentation section Enabling Drivers with iBMC related instructions.

References

None

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