Before I try to install an Ubuntu MAAS server on a real machines and add 1 or 2 nodes, I wanted to test the (Ubuntu 13.10 + MAAS + Juju + OpenStack) solution with 2-3 VMware virtual machines (under Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit).
So I created a small VMWare VM (2 processors/2GB memory/60GB hard disk) and installed the Ubuntu MAAS server (following the instructions on http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs/install.html#import-the-boot-images ; everything except the DHCP/DNS stuff)). When connecting to the web interface, I followed the instructions: 1) I created the superuser; 2) I clicked on the "Import Boot Images" of the cluster controller. Nothing happened. So I logged on the Ubuntu server and ran the command maas-cli maas node-groups import-boot-images. Nothing happened (except a message saying that it started).
By nothing happened, I mean that several hours latter, I still have the web interface telling me that there is no boot images. And no idea what happened because I have no idea where I could eventually find a log file/message.
From a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 Server + MAAS install, I execute the following commands as specified in the manual:
sudo maas createsuperuser maas-cli login maas http:///MAAS/api/1.0 4a7ehDMkZWStdmSCmX:KaYPpAuL5wWJmJtamr:A5JLyz8WLnwaHcPKGzJxqJ73mqYe5tns
You are now logged in to the MAAS server at ... blablabla...
maas-cli maas node-groups import-boot-images
Import of boot images started on all cluster controllers
ps -ae | grep maas
And there is nothing to see there... The MAAS page on the server still claim that there is no boot images imported.