Current Series Release Notes


New Features

  • Adds support to allow selection of RAID 5 and RAID 6 protection levels for software RAID support. This may only be the secondary volume, as these volume types of software RAID volumes cannot be used to directly boot an operating system.

Upgrade Notes

  • Python 2.7 support has been dropped. Last release of ironic-python-agent to support Python 2.7 is OpenStack Train. The minimum version of Python now supported by ironic-python-agent is Python 3.6.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue with the tinyIPA CI testing image by providing a fallback root volume uuid detection method via the findfs utility, which is also already packaged in most distributions with lsblk.

    This fallback was necesary as the lsblk command in TinyCore Linux, upon which TinyIPA is built, does not return data as expected for volume UUID values.

  • Fixes an issue in fallback error handling where native iSCSI controls are unavailable due to the composition of the IPA ramdisk and where direct tgtadm commands also fails.

    Before fallback error handling was added, the teardown was skipped completely in the event of the native iSCSI controls being unavailable. The end user behavior is now as it was previously prior to the fallback error handling being added, but IPA will still continue to attempt to clean up the iSCSI session.

  • Fixes the numa-topology inspection collector to be compatible with Pint < 0.5.2.

  • Fixes an issue where wholedisk images are requested for deployment and the bootloader is overridden. IPA now explicitly looks for the boot partition, and examines the contents if the disk appears to be MBR bootable. If override/skip bootloader installation does not apply if UEFI or PREP boot partitions are present on the disk.

Other Notes

  • Bumps up ipa-ip-lookup-attempts to 6, adding extra time for networking to be setup before giving up.

  • The sample configuration file etc/ironic_python_agent/ironic_python_agent.conf.sample is no longer shipped with the source code. It can be generated locally with:

    tox -egenconfig