Scripts and tools to build ironic-python-agent
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Xinliang Liu 6c74417da1 Fix build error on aarch64 1 year ago
environment.d Merge "Make the debian job voting and start publishing debian images" 2 years ago
extra-data.d Copies the "ironic-agent" element from DIB 3 years ago
install.d Fix build error on aarch64 1 year ago
post-install.d Remove firmware from debian based systems 2 years ago
static Add element to configure IPA with TLS, use configdir 2 years ago
test-elements/build-succeeds-fedora Copies the "ironic-agent" element from DIB 3 years ago
README.rst DIB: allow disabling rescue mode 3 years ago
element-deps Add ironic-ramdisk-base to build general-purpose ramdisks 2 years ago
element-provides Copies the "ironic-agent" element from DIB 3 years ago
package-installs.yaml Drop ppc64le installs of biosdevname, efibootmgr, efivar 1 year ago
pkg-map Fix: IPA image building with OpenSuse. 1 year ago
source-repository-ironic-lib Support installing ironic-lib from source 2 years ago
source-repository-ironic-python-agent Import ansible version of the image building job 3 years ago
source-repository-requirements Update upper-constraints handling 3 years ago
svc-map Fix: IPA image building with OpenSuse. 1 year ago



Builds a ramdisk with ironic-python-agent.

More information can be found at:

Beyond installing the ironic-python-agent, this element does the following:

  • Installs the dhcp-all-interfaces so the node, upon booting, attempts to obtain an IP address on all available network interfaces.
  • Disables the iptables service on SysV and systemd based systems.
  • Disables the ufw service on Upstart based systems.
  • Installs packages required for the operation of the ironic-python-agent::

    qemu-utils parted hdparm util-linux genisoimage

  • When installing from source, python-dev and gcc are also installed in order to support source based installation of ironic-python-agent and its dependencies.
  • Install the certificate if any, which is set to the environment variable DIB_IPA_CERT for validating the authenticity by ironic-python-agent. The certificate can be self-signed certificate or CA certificate.
  • Compresses initramfs with command specified in environment variable DIB_IPA_COMPRESS_CMD, which is 'gzip' by default. This command should listen for raw data from stdin and write compressed data to stdout. Command can be with arguments.
  • Configures rescue mode if DIB_IPA_ENABLE_RESCUE is not set to false.

This element outputs three files:

  • $IMAGE-NAME.initramfs: The deploy ramdisk file containing the ironic-python-agent (IPA) service.
  • $IMAGE-NAME.kernel: The kernel binary file.


The package based install currently only enables the service when using the systemd init system. This can easily be changed if there is an agent package which includes upstart or sysv packaging.


Using the ramdisk will require at least 1.5GB of ram