Accessing Introspection Data

Every introspection run (as described in Basic Deployment (CLI)) collects a lot of facts about the hardware and puts them as JSON in Swift. Starting with python-ironic-inspector-client version 1.4.0 there is a command to retrieve this data:

openstack baremetal introspection data save <UUID>

You can provide a --file argument to save the data in a file instead of displaying it.

If you don’t have a new enough version of python-ironic-inspector-client, you can use cURL to access the API:

token=$(openstack token issue -f value -c id)
curl -H "X-Auth-Token: $token"<UUID>/data

Accessing raw additional data

Extra hardware data can be collected using the python-hardware library. If you have enabled this, by setting inspection_extras to True in your undercloud.conf (enabled by default starting with the Mitaka release), then even more data is available.

The command above will display it in a structured format under the extra key in the resulting JSON object. This format is suitable for using in the ironic-inspector introspection rules (see e.g. Automated profile tagging). However, if you want to access it in its original format (list of lists instead of nested objects), you can query Swift for it directly.

The Swift container name is ironic-inspector, which can be modified in /etc/ironic-inspector/inspector.conf. The Swift object is called extra_hardware-<UUID> where <UUID> is a node UUID. In the default configuration you have to use the service tenant to access this object.

As an example, to download the Swift data for all nodes to a local directory and use that to collect a list of node mac addresses:

# You will need the ironic-inspector user password
# from the [swift] section of /etc/ironic-inspector/inspector.conf:

# Download the extra introspection data from swift:
for node in $(ironic node-list | grep -v UUID | awk '{print $2}');
  do swift -U service:ironic -K $IRONIC_INSPECTOR_PASSWORD download ironic-inspector extra_hardware-$node;

# Use jq to access the local data - for example gather macs:
for f in extra_hardware-*;
  do cat $f | jq -r 'map(select(.[0]=="network" and .[2]=="serial"))';

Running benchmarks

Benchmarks for CPU, memory and hard drive can be run during the introspection process. However, they are time consuming, and thus are disabled by default. To enable benchmarks set inspection_runbench to true in the undercloud.conf (also requires inspection_extras set to true), then (re)run openstack undercloud install.

Extra data examples

Here is an example of CPU extra data, including benchmark results:

$ openstack baremetal introspection data save <UUID> | jq '.extra.cpu'
    "physical": {
        "number": 1
    "logical": {
        "number": 1,
        "loops_per_sec": 636
    "logical_0": {
        "bandwidth_4K": 3657,
        "bandwidth_1G": 6775,
        "bandwidth_128M": 8353,
        "bandwidth_2G": 7221,
        "loops_per_sec": 612,
        "bogomips": "6983.57",
        "bandwidth_1M": 10781,
        "bandwidth_16M": 9808,
        "bandwidth_1K": 1204,
        "cache_size": "4096KB"
        "physid": 400,
        "product": "QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.3.0",
        "enabled_cores": 1,
        "vendor": "Intel Corp.",
        "threads": 1,
        "flags": "fpu fpu_exception wp de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx x86-64 rep_good nopl pni cx16 x2apic hypervisor lahf_lm abm",
        "version": "RHEL 7.2.0 PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)",
        "frequency": 2e+09,
        "cores": 1

Here is an example of disk extra data, including benchmark results:

$ openstack baremetal introspection data save <UUID> | jq '.extra.disk'
    "logical": {
        "count": 1
    "sda": {
        "SMART/Raw_Read_Error_Rate(1)/value": 100,
        "SMART/Spin_Up_Time(3)/thresh": 0,
        "model": "QEMU HARDDISK",
        "SMART/Power_Cycle_Count(12)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "SMART/Reallocated_Sector_Ct(5)/worst": 100,
        "SMART/Power_Cycle_Count(12)/raw": 0,
        "standalone_read_1M_KBps": 1222758,
        "SMART/Power_On_Hours(9)/worst": 100,
        "Read Cache Disable": 0,
        "SMART/Power_On_Hours(9)/raw": 1,
        "rotational": 1,
        "SMART/Start_Stop_Count(4)/thresh": 20,
        "SMART/Start_Stop_Count(4)/raw": 100,
        "SMART/Power_Cycle_Count(12)/thresh": 0,
        "standalone_randread_4k_KBps": 52491,
        "physical_block_size": 512,
        "SMART/Reallocated_Sector_Ct(5)/value": 100,
        "SMART/Reallocated_Sector_Ct(5)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "SMART/Power_Cycle_Count(12)/value": 100,
        "SMART/Spin_Up_Time(3)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "size": 44,
        "SMART/Power_On_Hours(9)/thresh": 0,
        "id": "ata-QEMU_HARDDISK_QM00005",
        "SMART/Reallocated_Sector_Ct(5)/raw": 0,
        "SMART/Raw_Read_Error_Rate(1)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "SMART/Airflow_Temperature_Cel(190)/worst": 69,
        "SMART/Airflow_Temperature_Cel(190)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "SMART/Spin_Up_Time(3)/value": 100,
        "standalone_read_1M_IOps": 1191,
        "SMART/Airflow_Temperature_Cel(190)/thresh": 50,
        "SMART/Power_On_Hours(9)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "SMART/firmware_version": "2.3.0",
        "optimal_io_size": 0,
        "SMART/Raw_Read_Error_Rate(1)/thresh": 6,
        "SMART/Raw_Read_Error_Rate(1)/raw": 0,
        "SMART/Raw_Read_Error_Rate(1)/worst": 100,
        "SMART/Power_Cycle_Count(12)/worst": 100,
        "standalone_randread_4k_IOps": 13119,
        "rev": 0,
        "SMART/Start_Stop_Count(4)/worst": 100,
        "SMART/Start_Stop_Count(4)/when_failed": "NEVER",
        "SMART/Spin_Up_Time(3)/worst": 100,
        "SMART/Reallocated_Sector_Ct(5)/thresh": 36,
        "SMART/device_model": "QEMU HARDDISK",
        "SMART/Airflow_Temperature_Cel(190)/raw": " 31 (Min/Max 31/31)",
        "SMART/Start_Stop_Count(4)/value": 100,
        "SMART/Spin_Up_Time(3)/raw": 16,
        "Write Cache Enable": 1,
        "vendor": "ATA",
        "SMART/serial_number": "QM00005",
        "SMART/Power_On_Hours(9)/value": 100,
        "SMART/Airflow_Temperature_Cel(190)/value": 69

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