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Metal3 Introduces Pivoting

By Kashif Nizam Khan

Metal3 project has introduced pivoting in its CI workflow. The motivation for pivoting is to move all the objects from the ephemeral/management cluster to a target cluster. This blog post will briefly introduce the concept of pivoting and the impact it has on the overall CI workflow. For the rest...

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Introducing the Metal3 IP Address Manager

By Maël Kimmerlin

As a part of developing the Cluster API Provider Metal3 (CAPM3) v1alpha4 release, the Metal3 crew introduced a new project : its own IP Address Manager. This blog post will go through the motivations behind such a project, the features that it brings, its use in Metal3 and the future...

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Raw image streaming available in Metal3

By Maël Kimmerlin

Metal3 supports multiple types of images for deployment, the most popular being QCOW2. We have recently added support for a feature of Ironic that improves deployments on constrained environments, raw image streaming. We’ll first dive into how Ironic deploys the images on the target hosts, and how raw image streaming...

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Cluster API provider renaming

By Maël Kimmerlin

Renaming of Cluster API provider Backwards compatibility for v1alpha3There is no backwards compatibility between v1alpha3 and v1alpha2 releases of the Cluster API provider for Metal3. For the v1alpha3 release of Cluster API, the Metal3 provider was renamed from cluster-api-provider-baremetal to cluster-api-provider-metal3. The Custom Resource Definitions were also modified. This post...

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