Building or downloading a deploy ramdisk image¶
Ironic depends on having an image with the ironic-python-agent (IPA) service running on it for controlling and deploying bare metal nodes.
Two kinds of images are published on every commit from every branch of ironic-python-agent (IPA)
DIB images are suitable for production usage and can be downloaded from https://tarballs.openstack.org/ironic-python-agent/dib/files/.
For Train and older use CentOS 7 images.
For Ussuri and up to Yoga use CentOS 8 images.
For Zed and newer use CentOS 9 images.
CentOS 7 master images are no longer updated and must not be used.
TinyIPA images are suitable for CI and testing environments and can be downloaded from https://tarballs.openstack.org/ironic-python-agent/tinyipa/files/.
Building from source¶
Check the ironic-python-agent-builder project for information on how to build ironic-python-agent ramdisks.