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This section explains MAAS machines.

Machine basics

This page explains the machine list and jq dashboard, the machine summary, USB and PCI support, network states, configuration, and different ways of sorting machines.

Read about machine basics.


This page explains machine states, state transitions, enlistment, and the process of adding machines to MAAS.

Read about the machine life-cycle.


This page explains the commissioning process, relevant scripts and logs, and various customisation options.

Read about commissioning machines.


This page explains allocation and deployment, including a detailed flowchart of the deployment process.

Read about deploying machines.


This page explains various customisation options available for deployment, including pre-seeding and special kernels.

Read about machine customisation.

Deploying live machines

This page explains the theory behind deploying a running machine, without affecting its current workload, also called “hardware sync.”

Read about deploying live machines.

Last updated 11 days ago.