XClarity driver


The xclarity driver is targeted for IMM 2.0 and IMM 3.0 managed Lenovo servers. The xclarity hardware type enables the user to take advantage of XClarity Manager by using the XClarity Python Client.


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

    For example, it can be installed with pip:

    sudo pip install python-xclarityclient

Enabling the XClarity driver

  1. Add xclarity 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,xclarity
    enabled_power_interfaces = ipmitool,xclarity
    enabled_management_interfaces = ipmitool,xclarity
  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 XClarity driver

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

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

  • xclarity_manager_ip: The IP address of the XClarity Controller.

  • xclarity_username: User account with admin/server-profile access privilege to the XClarity Controller.

  • xclarity_password: User account password corresponding to the xclarity_username to the XClarity Controller.

  • xclarity_hardware_id: The hardware ID of the XClarity managed server.

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

baremetal node create --driver xclarity \
  --driver-info xclarity_manager_ip= \
  --driver-info xclarity_username=admin \
  --driver-info xclarity_password=password \
  --driver-info xclarity_hardware_id=hardware_id

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