Chef Cookbook - OpenStack Bare Metal
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OpenStack Chef Cookbook - bare-metal



This cookbook installs the OpenStack Bare Metal service Ironic as part of the OpenStack reference deployment Chef for OpenStack. The OpenStack chef-repo contains documentation for using this cookbook in the context of a full OpenStack deployment. Nova is currently installed from packages.


  • Chef 16 or higher
  • Chef Workstation 21.10.640 for testing (also includes Berkshelf for cookbook dependency resolution)


  • ubuntu
  • redhat
  • centos


The following cookbooks are dependencies:

  • 'apache2', '~> 8.6'
  • 'openstack-common', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-image', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-network', '>= 20.0.0'


Please see the extensive inline documentation in attributes/*.rb for descriptions of all the settable attributes for this cookbook.

Note that all attributes are in the default['openstack'] "namespace"

The usage of attributes to generate the ironic.conf is described in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Installs the ironic-api, sets up the ironic database


  • Installs the ironic-conductor service


  • Temp workaround to create ironic db with user


  • Registers ironic service/user/endpoints in keystone


  • Defines the common pieces of repeated code from the other recipes

License and Author

Author Mark Vanderwiel <>
Author Ma Wen Cheng <>
Author Jan Klare <>
Author Jens Harbott <>
Author Lance Albertson <>
Author Samuel Cassiba <>
Copyright Copyright (c) 2015, IBM, Corp.
Copyright Copyright (c) 2019, x-ion GmbH
Copyright Copyright (c) 2019-2021, Oregon State University

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