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authorTim Rozet <>2016-11-30 11:03:02 -0500
committerTim Rozet <>2016-12-20 21:16:31 +0000
commit4e1320c4235476d7e2a0a90f80997e8371c5f399 (patch)
treefb3414be4be572f83327720c097308f06510abb6 /docs/installationprocedure
parenta90e29d412664322bb5b0602ae4870439a0ed038 (diff)
Adds declaring disk device to use on overcloud nodes
Now in inventory file a user can declare 'disk_device' which will allow the user to specify which disk on their overcloud server to use for installation. The variable can be a comma delimited list, which will search in order post-introspection for the first device on the node that exists. The default disk used will be sda for deployments. Currently defining a per node disk is not supported by OSCLI, so although defined that way in Apex inventory, only the last definition will be used for all nodes. Other changes include: - Various fixes in inventory parsing - Makes bash writing a common function - Introspection now enabled for baremetal deployments JIRA: APEX-296 Change-Id: I330d91eb17408ccfceb7a99c25edbae5ce6d848d Signed-off-by: Tim Rozet <>
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diff --git a/docs/installationprocedure/baremetal.rst b/docs/installationprocedure/baremetal.rst
index 15c80c3..83cda32 100644
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@@ -202,6 +202,7 @@ IPMI configuration information gathered in section
- ``cpus``: (Introspected*) CPU cores available
- ``memory``: (Introspected*) Memory available in Mib
- ``disk``: (Introspected*) Disk space available in Gb
+ - ``disk_device``: (Opt***) Root disk device to use for installation
- ``arch``: (Introspected*) System architecture
- ``capabilities``: (Opt**) Node's role in deployment
values: profile:control or profile:compute
@@ -213,6 +214,14 @@ IPMI configuration information gathered in section
** If capabilities profile is not specified then Apex will select node's roles
in the OPNFV cluster in a non-deterministic fashion.
+ \*** disk_device declares which hard disk to use as the root device for
+ installation. The format is a comma delimited list of devices, such as
+ "sda,sdb,sdc". The disk chosen will be the first device in the list which
+ is found by introspection to exist on the system. Currently, only a single
+ definition is allowed for all nodes. Therefore if multiple disk_device
+ definitions occur within the inventory, only the last definition on a node
+ will be used for all nodes.
Creating the Settings Files