[2.0b4] Can attempt to commission enlisted nodes without chosen power type

Bug #1579215 reported by Newell Jensen on 2016-05-06
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Newell Jensen

Bug Description

After enlisting some VMs, I was able to select commissioning for them on the nodes list page as well as on the node detail page. This was allowed even though the power type and power parameters to power control the node where not entered and saved. This should not be allowed until the user selects a power type and the power parameters are saved so that MAAS knows how to power control the nodes.

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summary: - [2.0b4] Can commission enlisted nodes without chosen power type
+ [2.0b4] Can attempt to commission enlisted nodes without chosen power
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Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

If no power parameter is selected, I'm thinking that we should either assume 'manual' power parameter by default and show a message that no pwoer parameter was chosen. Or it should always default to manual if not set.

Changed in maas:
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → 2.0.0
importance: Undecided → Medium
Newell Jensen (newell-jensen) wrote :

We currently display the message "This node does not have a power type set and MAAS will be unable to control it. Update the power information below." but we still allow it to try and commission. Just seems weird that we allow it to attempt commissioning and it doesn't fail commissioning unless it times out.

In terms of setting a default power type, I will bring this up in our daily meeting and see what the rest of the team thinks about this.

Changed in maas:
assignee: nobody → Newell Jensen (newell-jensen)
Mike Pontillo (mpontillo) wrote :

I don't think "Manual" should be the default. "Manual" means you're explicitly declaring there is no automatic power control. No power type at all is a red flag that means "you had better set this value or you won't be able to commission/deploy machines".

Newell Jensen (newell-jensen) wrote :


I agree. As discussed, I think we will now raise an error when we try to commission when no power type is set for the node. In the error message we will mention to the user that if there are currently no power drivers in MAAS for their hardware, that they can use manual power driver.

Changed in maas:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in maas:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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