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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Making Ironic resilient to failures

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The Ironic service must be able to tolerate individual components failing. Large deployments will need redundant API and Conductor instances, and a deployment fabric with no SPoF. Ironic's current resource locking uses the database for lock coordination between multiple Conductors, but only a single Conductor manages a given deployment. There are several things we need to do to improve Ironic's fault tolerance.

Let's get together and plan development of the ways in which we can:
* recover the PXE / TFTP environment for a managed node, when the conductor that deployed it goes away;
* set reasonable timeouts on task_manager mutexes;
* break a task_manager's mutex if the lock-holder is non-responsive or dies;
* distribute deployment workload intelligently among many conductors;
* route RPC requests to the Conductor that has already locked a node;
* route RPC requests appropriately when multiple drivers are used by different Conductor instances.


(Session proposed by Devananda)

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30pm - 4:10pm HKT
AWE Level 2, Room 201A

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