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Bare Metal Service enables you to leverage high-performance bare-metal servers to run performance-demanding applications. This service allows you to use OpenStack APIs to provision bare-metal servers, install operating systems (OSs) on the servers, and implement automatic management. It enables you to deploy applications directly on physical serves in an OpenStack-based environment and manage the servers together with VMs.

You can use OpenStack VM management APIs to provision bare-metal servers and use the OpenStack Nova API to perform the following operations:

  • Specify images and specifications to be used by bare-metal servers during bare-metal server provisioning.
  • Query, modify, start, stop, and restart bare-metal servers.

You can also attach Cinder volumes to bare-metal servers and use SDN controllers to modify switch port configuration to connect switches used by bare-metal servers to the Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) of Neutron, establishing connectivity between bare-metal servers and VMs. The method of attaching Cinder volumes to bare-metal servers is the same as that of attaching Cinder volumes to VMs.