Redfish driver

Redfish driver


The redfish driver enables managing servers compliant with the Redfish protocol.


  • The Sushy library should be installed on the ironic conductor node(s).

    For example, it can be installed with pip:

    sudo pip install sushy

Enabling the Redfish driver

  1. Add redfish to the list of enabled_hardware_types, enabled_power_interfaces and enabled_management_interfaces in /etc/ironic/ironic.conf. For example:

    enabled_hardware_types = ipmi,redfish
    enabled_power_interfaces = ipmitool,redfish
    enabled_management_interfaces = ipmitool,redfish
  2. Restart the ironic conductor service:

    sudo service ironic-conductor restart
    # Or, for RDO:
    sudo systemctl restart openstack-ironic-conductor

Registering a node with the Redfish driver

Nodes configured to use the driver should have the driver property set to redfish.

The following properties are specified in the node’s driver_info field:

  • redfish_address: The URL address to the Redfish controller. It must
    include the authority portion of the URL, and can optionally include the scheme. If the scheme is missing, https is assumed. For example: This is required.
  • redfish_system_id: The canonical path to the System resource that
    the driver will interact with. It should include the root service, version and the unique resource path to the System. For example: /redfish/v1/Systems/1. This is required.
  • redfish_username: User account with admin/server-profile access
    privilege. Although not required, it is highly recommended.
  • redfish_password: User account password. Although not required, it is
    highly recommended.
  • redfish_verify_ca: If redfish_address has the https scheme, the
    driver will use a secure (TLS) connection when talking to the Redfish controller. By default (if this is not set or set to True), the driver will try to verify the host certificates. This can be set to the path of a certificate file or directory with trusted certificates that the driver will use for verification. To disable verifying TLS, set this to False. This is optional.

The openstack baremetal node create command can be used to enroll a node with the redfish driver. For example:

openstack baremetal node create --driver redfish --driver-info \
  redfish_address= --driver-info \
  redfish_system_id=/redfish/v1/Systems/CX34R87 --driver-info \
  redfish_username=admin --driver-info redfish_password=password

For more information about enrolling nodes see Enrollment in the install guide.

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