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MAAS for the home

by Canonical on 6 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Chris Sanders’ blog MAAS is designed to run in a data center where it expects to have control of DNS and DHCP. The use of an external DHCP server is listed as ‘may work but not supported’ in the MAAS documentation. This guide will describe how I configured MAAS to […]

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Deploying Ubuntu OpenStack to ARM64 servers

by dannf on 26 February 2018

At Canonical, we’ve been doing work to make sure Ubuntu OpenStack deploys on ARM servers as easily as on x86. Whether you have Qualcomm 2400 REP boards, Cavium ThunderX boards, HiSilicon D05 boards, or other Ubuntu  Certified server hardware, you can go from bare metal to a working OpenStack in minutes! The following tutorial will walk […]

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Machine reservation and multi-tenancy in MAAS

by Christian Reis on 20 December 2017

As product manager for MAAS, a common request MAAS end-users bring is multi-tenancy, which in its more fundamental form can be understood as the ability to reserve machines for certain sets of users. This is common when you have a central MAAS which is managing multiple parts of your datacenter; it applies less when you […]

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MAAS 2.3.0 (final) Released!

by Canonical on 21 November 2017

This article originally appeared on Andres Rodriguez’s blog I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 (final) is now available! This new MAAS release introduces a set of exciting features and improvements to the overall user experience. It now becomes the focus of maintenance, as it fully replaces MAAS 2.2 In order to provide with sufficient […]

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MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

by Canonical on 31 October 2017

Hello MAASters!I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently available in PPA and as a snap.PPA AvailabilityFor those running Ubuntu Xenial and would like to use beta 3, please use the following PPA:ppa:maas/nextSnap AvailabilityFor those running from the snap, or would like to test the snap, pleas […]

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From Bare Metal to Cloud with MAAS

by Konstantinos Tsakalozos on 19 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Konstantinos Tsakalozos’ blog When was the last time you had one of those “I wish I knew about that <time period> ago” moments? One of mine was when I saw MAAS (Metal as a Service). Back at the University, as a member of the MADgIK lab, I had to administer […]

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MAAS KVM Pods

by Canonical on 18 October 2017

This is a guest post by Michael Iatrou, cloud solutions architect at Canonical OpenStack is the dominant solution in the IaaS space, fueled by the need for reliable, scalable and interoperable private cloud infrastructure to accommodate cloud native applications. Through OpenStack’s open APIs, tenants can easily deploy elaborate virtual ( […]

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MAAS 2.3.0 beta 1 released

by Canonical on 5 October 2017

MAAS 2.3.0 (beta1)New Features & ImprovementsHardware TestingMAAS 2.3 beta overhauls and improves the visibility of hardware test results and information. This includes various changes across MAAS:Machine Listing pageSurface progress and failures of hardware tests, actively showing when a test is pending, running, successful or failed.Mac […]

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Canonical expands enterprise Kubernetes

by Canonical on 23 August 2017

Canonical supports enterprise Kubernetes on cloud and on-premises Two turnkey consulting packages for rapid deployment Support for Galactic Fog serverless, Rancher container management and Weave Cloud Reference architectures for Kubernetes operations on cloud or bare-metal LONDON, U.K, Aug 23rd, 2017, Canonical today announced two consult […]

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How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

by Mark Baker on 18 July 2017

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and expense. In the last post on this topic we discussed how many of these clouds became stuck and how the decisions […]

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Customising MAAS installs

by Canonical on 2 June 2017

by Matt Jarvis, Consulting Architect at Canonical Canonical’s MAAS is a bare metal provisioning and lifecycle management system. In this post, we’ll look at customising installs provisioned by MAAS to enable site specific configuration. Historically, the paradigm for bare metal machine installation has been to use a ‘golden master’ image, […]