Metal as a Service – MAAS – lets you treat physical servers like virtual machines in the cloud. Rather than having to manage each server individually, MAAS turns your bare metal into an elastic cloud-like resource.

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Using MAAS to deploy graphical shell on office workstations

Would it be possible to deploy desktop images to my office workstations from MAAS? I would like to see a scenario in which the workstations have a graphical shell and some PXE boot KVM instances ...
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Deploy Modified Ubuntu Using MAAS

Installed Intel's MSS-R6 on an Ubuntu box, which requires adding Intel's patches to the kernel. Now I would like to make a new image out of this and deploy it through MAAS. Came across this ...
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How to add a custom driver to MAAS boot image?

I'm having problem with Realtek network driver on my MAAS node, and I want to try inserting the network driver built using Realtek source (not the open source version). However, I can't find an easy ...
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How can I install MaaS 1.7.x to 14.04LTS?

I'm going back to 14.04 after running into issues with the vivid release. In vivid, I was able to select a 1.7 release of MaaS which allowed me to use the Debian installer. I don't seem to have the ...
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Why arn't LXC instances registered in MAAS DNS?

Using the machine tab of the juju-gui charm, I can add LXC instances without deployed charms on them. I'm not confident enough with the idea, that on a high abstract level of a machine, there is any ...
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MAAS doesn't auto register MAC address

I've been playing around with a Intel NUC running as maas, and it all seems to be working fine. I've registered 2 different laptops on MAAS and each time I register it doesn't pick up the MAC address ...
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Wordpress deployed with JUJU using LXC fail

When I deploy the wordpress and mysql charms with juju on my maas controller like so: juju deploy --to lxc:0 wordpress juju deploy --to lxc:0 mysql juju add-relation wordpress:db mysql:db --debug ...
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Storage property of deployed MAAS node report 0 disks

My controlnode is a hyper-v vm image running Trusty LTS with the maas maas-region-controller maas-cluster-control and juju that control 4 physical HP ProLiant DL360G5 nodes in a ready state. I ...
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MAAS working but can't access JUJU gui?

I've got MAAS installed on Intel NUC and have so far registered two laptops with one being allocated and other showing as ready Getting to MAAS gui works fine but I can't seem to work out how to ...
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how to set two cluster controller to have a really cluster

After to have added two Cluster Controller to Region I'd like to know how is it possible to realize a very Cluster using both. For example setting the DHCP/DNS service on a Cluster how we can ...
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MaaS automated provisioning of ESXi

Is there a way in MaaS to automate the provisioning of an ESXi bare metal host. Just like I want to be able to deploy Ubuntu/CentOS/Windows I would also like to be able to deploy ESXi and ...
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How can I configure MaaS on VIvid 15.04 to deploy older ubuntu releases?

I installed a fresh MaaS server using Vivid in order to hopefully get past some container issues I was having on Trusty. I now have a MaaS cluster that can only deploy Vivid instances. If I try to ...
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MaaS node status keep saying 'Commissioning'

I've just installed a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as MaaS controller on top of Virtual Box. I can successfully PXE boot a new node, but as far as I understand the node is supposed to shutdown after the PXE boot ...
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Change zone name for MAAS region/cluster controller

How safe would it be to change the zone name for the MAAS Region/Cluster controller with nodes already deployed and registered in MAAS DNS? Currently mine is set to default maas and I would like to ...
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MAAS remote cluster controller as name server

Following my success with the setup of a remote MAAS cluster controller (see Issue with MAAS cluster controller, installation fails) I have a problem with name servers. Basically the question is how ...
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MAAS - Import PXE files - Not a gzipped file?

I'm currently trying to import boot images via the command line as via the gui just hangs When running the command 'maas-import-pxe-files' I get a IO error as shown below MAAS is running on a ...
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How to ask curtin to use GPT instead of MBR with MAAS?

I'm deploying AMD64 nodes with a 3TB first disk with MAAS but I only get a 2TB partition because curtin uses MBR instead of GPT for the partitioning.
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MAAS 1.8 is missing any obvious way of using the Debian Installer

I recently updated my MAAS packages so that I am now on 1.8.0+bzr4001-0ubuntu2~trusty1. I subsequently wanted to add another node to my cluster, only to learn that there is no longer a button on the ...
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Restarted MaaS cluster, systems unaccessable

I build a cluster with 14.04 LTS, MaaS and juju. We had a plant shutdown, so I shutdown the cluster using MaaS/Nodes I selected all, then in "Bulk Action" I selected "Stop Selected Nodes" and clicked ...
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MAAS - Not Importing boot images

I'm exipermenting with a local MAAS setup running on a Intel NUC - I've install MAAS running on ubuntu 14.04 which all seems to be ok but when I just try to import boot images via guy nothing happens ...
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How to install MaaS correctly in Ubuntu Server 14.04 Trusty and commit nodes

I have been trying to install MaaS on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 server. I installed maas with Mutiple server install with MAAS and its running fine. Then I imported pxe-boot images and currently ...
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MAAS bootstrap ssh port 22: Connection refused

I am trying to bootstrap my first node but I am receiving: ssh: connect to host 192.168.30.41 port 22: Connection refused I configured an ssh key in MAAS preferences and I also tried the following ...
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Canonical openstack deployment, an issue with JuJU

I'm deploying canonical openstack in my lab environment on following topology: -------------- MAAS + DHCP VM -------------- |-Switch-| |_ Server 1 |_ Server 2 |_ Server ...
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How to create LVM based nodes in MAAS 1.8

It was a suprise that debian-installer deployment method is missing from WebGUI, however MAAS cli/API has got it as a new option. Furthermore I realized this feature is depricated according to notes ...
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Juju lxc deploy not working!

I have a problem deploying services on lxc containers.I have set up maas and juju and have 4 servers deployed. Here is a juju status: environment: maas machines: "0": agent-state: started ...
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Problem when bootstrapping Juju with MAAS

I'm a newcomer of ubuntu cloud. Recently, I'm trying to install maas and juju on my servers. Installation of maas is all right,but not juju. When I ran juju bootstrap -e maas ,after waiting for ...
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Ubuntu Openstack AutoPilot Networking Issues

I have a really weird networking issue I can't seem to figure out. Here's what I am using to build my Openstack Cloud MAAS 1.7 Ubuntu Openstack Auto Pilot multi node installation method with 8 ...
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openstack-install: unit postgresql hook failed db-admin-relation-changed

Background: I'm following http://www.ubuntu.com/download/cloud/install-ubuntu-openstack. I've got one PM (16 cores, 48GB RAM), running 7 (initially empty) VMs, which were created using virt-install. I ...
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MAAS image deployment failed!

I'm trying to setup a MAAS infrastructure, but it seems that it is failing for a reason that I can not pin down at the moment. Maybe someone here can help me out. All nodes reach the Ready state ...
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How to reflash to show the new IP address for MAAS v1.5 / Ubuntu 14.04?

From issue: Is there a way to statically map MAC addresses to IP addresses for machines in MAAS? I need modify Node IP address from 192.168.1.19 to 192.168.1.21, try to add "host buildbot01 {...} " ...
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How to fix Openstack-Install Juju bootstrap error: must be str, not None

I try to install a multi-node openstack environment on my ESXi lab. I commissioned three machines with virsh. When I start a multi-node install, the installer takes a new VM and starts to deploy it. ...
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What is the secret unicode key for maas when reconfiguring maas-cluster-controller

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server with maas server. I had an issue with rabbitmq message broker and reinstalled it. But it accidentally deleted region-controller settings and when configured again it asked ...
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Error during installation via command line of MaaS Region Controller

I've tried to install the MaaS Region Controller via stable ppa on an Ubuntu 14.04lts Svr Edition clear, using the following commands as suggested from official guide $: sudo apt-get install ...
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MAAS/VirtualBox Calling 'http://169.254.169.254/2009-04-04/meta-data/instance-id' failed and SSH fails

Setup For testing purposes, I installed MAAS in a VirtualBox VM and I want it to PXE boot a second VM. Both VMs are connected to a VirtualBox internal network. The MAAS VM is a Ubuntu Server ...
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How to use bondend NIC (LAG) with MaaS

I am trying to understand if there is a way to bond NIC's inside the MAAS interface for the system setup.
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Ip forwarding to another subnet

Right now i am working on testing a MAAS setup (physical hardware). I have deployed juju and can access it within the network (10.0.3.0). I have two interfaces eth0, internet facing, eth1 where ...
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How to force Maas node to get new IP address

So I currently have a MaaS server which is using it's built-in DHCP and DNS and it's managing about 8 nodes. The problem is I had to change the DHCP settings to reflect a new IP address (It used to ...
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Maas 1.7: Provide more up-to-date boot images

The default images provided by MAAS 1.7 are outdated. How can I provide newer ones? As an example, 14.04 LTS is still not updated to 14.04.2.
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MAAS - Cluster Controller will not commision

I have a 6 drive cluster controller with 2 spans, 3 hdds per, 3 stripes @ 128kb/per. The server has dual nic's, both macs are reserved to unique static IP's within the router to meet the static range ...
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MAAS - Using as an offline solution for imaging?

I've been looking at playing around with MAAS for building cloud networks but is there any reason why this couldn't been used to build a local network as well? I was thinking that if you had a MAAS ...
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MaaS shutdown node issue

So I've set up a MaaS server with about 8 nodes all commissioned and ready and everything works fine (on startup that is). The problem is 2 of my nodes are set to power-up using "wake on lan" which ...
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MAAS node keeps re-installing Ubuntu 14.04 through PXE

I'm trying to set up MAAS with about 8 nodes and I've been doing the automatic install through PXE which works great. Problem is, every time I restart the machines through the MAAS web ui, the node ...
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What is the verbose command to access the MAAS web interface?

I have installed MaaS via the steps in the Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Installation Guide via these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:juju/stable sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maas-maintainers/stable ...
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How to modify a preseed file concerning hard drives

I have made good use of the preseed discussions. The one that I am struggling with is to alter the preseed file for this scenario. There are two physical drives and the first drive is setup as '/' ...
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Are there examples of custom installation scripts?

I can't seem to find any information on how to provide a custom script to be run after installation. Are there examples on this that the community can provide?
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JuJu: How to deploy service to specific machines in “Ready” state?

I want to deploy juju service on specific machines. And I am aware that I could do this with the "juju deploy --to ..." command. However, the problem is that I could not see those machines in "Ready" ...
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about setting up juju environment

We are trying to setup openstack on a virtual environment-KVM(on a virtual machine where resources provided very well 12 gb ram, 500 gb hardisk, 6 processors). we were able to setup maas environment ...
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How do I deploy a point release such as 14.04.2 from MAAS?

I am using MAAS and using a NIC that requires a later kernel than is provided by 14.04.0 trusty release. The point release 14.04.2 works. How do I deploy a point release for supported hardware ...
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Can MAAS be used for remote installation of desktop computers?

I know MAAS is intended for installing cluster nodes. But can MAAS be used for the install of desktop computers, or laptops? How to proceed?
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Install Openstack Kilo using the OpenStack Autopilot?

Is there a way to install Kilo Openstack using the openstack installer? http://www.ubuntu.com/download/cloud/install-ubuntu-openstack Is there a way to do it without using a box for landscape with ...