Description of problem:
This is feedback from customer. When deploying a large amount of machines, it could be a real pain to make sure that every node has PXE boot configured by default. Maybe ironic should take care of this through pxe_idrac and pxe_ipmitool driver automatically, rather than setting it up on all nodes manually.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
We have to connect to every console manually to change the boot order.
We should have the ability to tell ironic about the configuration of the boot order by default for all nodes.
Ironic already sets the boot mode to PXE (or CDROM in case of virtual media) before starting the deployment (this is done via the management interface). If it's not working then it's a bug.
Can you elaborate it a bit more? What you mean by "PXE boot configured by default" ? Because Ironic do change the boot device accordingly when deploying a node.
Do you mean something like network boot being disabled in the BIOS/EFI ?!
I'm closing this, since it hasn't been possible to provide further updates since May.
If the bug recurs, and can be described in more detail, please re-open this BZ.