Stein Series (8.1.0 - 8.2.x) Release Notes


Bug Fixes

  • Makes the way ironic-inspector creates an ironic client compatible with future (post-Stein) versions of ironicclient.


Bug Fixes

  • No longer fails introspection if memory or CPU information is not provided in the inventory. These are no longer required for scheduling, introspection should not require them either.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue when extra_hardware plugin failed to save extra hardware information to Swift, the collected information is not processed and consumed.

  • Fixes an issue while mapping port InfiniBand MAC address to EthernetOverInfiniBand MAC. Prior to this fix, it will fail to map and raise an exception.


Security Issues

  • Fixes insufficient input filtering when looking up a node by information from the introspection data. It could potentially allow SQL injections via the /v1/continue API endpoint. See story 2005678 for details.



The Stein release of ironic-inspector features support of storing introspection data in the database instead of the Object Store service, as well as fixes for IPv6.

New Features

  • Adds the support to store introspection data in ironic-inspector database. Set the option [processing]store_data to database to use this feature.

  • Adds a migration tool ironic-inspector-migrate-data to facilitate the introspection data migration between supported introspection data storage backends. Currently the available introspection data storage backends are: database and swift. For example, to migrate existing introspection data stored in the swift to database, execute following command:

    $ ironic-inspector-migrate-data --from swift --to database --config-file /etc/ironic-inspector/inspector.conf

    Storage backends involved in the migration should have been properly configured in the ironic inspector configuration file. Before the introspection data migration can be started. The ironic inspector database should be upgraded to have the latest schema.

  • Adds support to use latest as the microversion value in the request to the ironic-inspector API.

Upgrade Notes

  • The set-attribute action now automatically sets reset_interfaces to True if the driver is updated. If it’s not desired, set it explicitly to False.

Deprecation Notes

  • Deprecates the configuration option [processing]store_data_location. The introspection data can be retrieved from the ironic-inspector API, there is no need to keep an extra link in ironic.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes inspection of nodes with IPv6 BMC address. Inspection could not be initiated because an IPv6 address was treated as a hostname, which could not be resolved.

  • Remove debug logging for PXE filter driver which tends to fill up inspector logs when debug is enabled.

  • Fixes updating a driver with the set-attribute introspection rule action by providing reset_interfaces.