Metal Cubed: bringing bare metal automation to Kubernetes

Metal3 is a CNCF project providing Kubernetes API for managing bare metal machines, as well as a cluster API implementation to install clusters on them. At the heart of it lies Ironic: an OpenStack project dedicated to bare metal management. In the first part I will describe the Ironic project, its goals, design architecture and main features. You will learn how it changed the purely virtual world of OpenStack to fully embrace bare metal machine management. The second part will cover how Ironic has grown beyond just OpenStack: from Bifrost – standalone hardware management project based on Ansible, to Metal3. I will explain how Metal3 adds bare metal management capabilities to Kubernetes and enables self-managing on-premise Kubernetes clusters.


  • Dmitry Tantsur
    Dmitry Tantsur
    Red Hat GmbH

    Dmitry is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and a long-time OpenStack Ironic and Metal3 maintainer. He is passionate about free software and open infrastructure. In his free time, he goes bouldering, hiking, plays guitar and piano. He lives in Düsseldorf (before: Moscow -> Brno -> Berlin).


Jul 20 2022


10:15 - 11:00


Room Barcelona II