# Introspecting a Single Node¶

In addition to bulk introspection, you can also introspect nodes one by one. When doing so, you must take care to set the correct node states manually. Use openstack baremetal node show UUID command to figure out whether nodes are in manageable or available state. For all nodes in available state, start with putting a node to manageable state (see Bare Metal Node States for details):

openstack baremetal node manage <UUID>


Then you can run introspection:

openstack baremetal introspection start UUID


This command won’t poll for the introspection result, use the following command to check the current introspection state:

openstack baremetal introspection status UUID


Repeat it for every node until you see True in the finished field. The error field will contain an error message if introspection failed, or None if introspection succeeded for this node.

Do not forget to make nodes available for deployment afterwards:

openstack baremetal node provide <UUID>