MAAS is a provisioning system for Ubuntu Server, it stands for Metal-as-a-Service. It is designed for people who need to deploy many servers quickly.

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Howto configure MAAS to separate PXE traffic and IPMI traffic on different subnets?

I am trying to set up a part of our network as a linux cluster. Since its a little educational for me, I choose using MAAS with JuJu. However there are some questions that boggle my mind and I was ...
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MaaS dhcp cannot be detected at node installation

I am installing a MaaS Ubuntu 12.04 by ISO with virtualbox as the host machine. I have a problem on the cluster management during the process of adding the node. The node cannot detect the dhcp ...
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Maas out of sync with lshw

I created a maas tag with $ maas-cli maas tags new name='5-disks' comment='A machine that has at least 5 hard disks' definition='count(//node[starts-with(@id,"disk") and @class="disk"]) >= 5' ...
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Infiniband + Maas?

I'm looking at setting up an HPC based on Mellanox Infiniband rather than Ethernet. Because I have many nodes to manage, I was looking at trying something new, like MAAS. I know Infiniband cards ...
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How do I configure MAAS to control virtual machines with virsh?

I have a setup with MAAS installed on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, nodes enlisting via PXE boot. Both, the MAAS controller and the nodes are virtual machines. I also have virsh built with esx option ...
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what variables can we use for the if statements in the generic preseed file

i see we can user if statements in preseed file for maas {{if node.architecture in {'i386/generic', 'amd64/generic'} }} d-i mirror/http/hostname string archive.ubuntu.com d-i ...
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2 added nodes to MAAS server but their state does not change from “Commissioning” to “Ready”!

I have added two nodes to a MAAS server (which is deployed on a separate 3rd node) but the nodes never change their state from "Commissioning" to "Ready"... Some additionally details, please let me ...
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MAAS “blocked for more than 120 seconds” error when provisioning a node

I created a MAAS server and a node. When I boot (through PXE) the virtual machine corresponding to this node, it starts loading Ubuntu. A few minutes later, it is stuck in what seems to be an infinite ...
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MAAS shows nodes only after rebooting few times the machines

I have a virtual environment set up with ESXi. I have a NAT instance with Ubuntu Server and MAAS running with 2 network interfaces root@nat:~/.ssh# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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MAAS PXE Wont go further than config

This keeps looping in logfiles (while the client tries to retrieve config via pxelinux.cfg/MACADDR) 2013-12-18 07:47:58+0100 [TFTP (UDP)] Datagram received from ('172.27.0.85', 49153): ...
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MAAS node with another OS?

Is it possible to install my own Linux distribution in MAAS nodes? My MAAS Server is working well, but the nodes OS isn't what I need. I need some normal OS to run a applications with graphical ...
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Proper MaaS configuration

Working with Ubuntu Server 12.04 maas installation, and I am having trouble making sense of the official documentation: Docs I might be missing something, but I can't find any documentation on what ...
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How to add new network card to MAAS distro

I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS with MAAS. New computers I have bought have Intel I210/211 series network cards. Support for this card is not included in the 12.04LTS distro. I also have some Mellanox ...
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MAAS/Juju architecture and issues

I recently deployed a MAAS/Juju environment based on a six nodes cluster, using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, to run a "proof of concept". I could appreciate how interesting the architecture is, and I'd like to ...
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Can MAAS install non-ubuntu operating system

Can I use MAAS to install a heterogeneous cluster, where some nodes run Ubuntu and others run other operating systems? If so, is there a list of supporting operating systems or a guide on how to ...
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MAAS with external DHCP TFTP time out

I'm trying to get MAAS up and running, and I've installed the control node without maas-dhcp or maas-dns since I already have another DHCP server. I've set up the next-server attribute in my DHCP ...
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Invalid host for ssh forwarding: ssh : could not resolved host name ubuntuN1.master: name or service not found

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS MAAS Server on VMWare Workstation 6.5. The Ip address is 192.168.43.191 and Web UI, maas-dhcp and maas-dns are ready. I added 2 nodes via VMWare and all were in ready ...
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Installing maas-dns on ubuntu 12.04

Are there other additional steps after running sudo apt-get install maas-dhcp maas-dns? Do I need to touch configuration files? Ordinary dns and maas-dns in ubuntu 12.04 are the same? I'm new in ...
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Maas enlist nodes with pxe timeout

I am testing maas on ubuntu 13.04 32-bit, when booting a node with pxe for enlisting it times out after loading initrd.gz: Loading i386/generic/raring/commisioning/linux........ Loading ...
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sudo maas-import-isos fails

I am unable to run sudo maas-import-isos. The error message i get is ### failed to download MD5SUMS for precise-x86_64. failed to download MD5SUMS for precise-i386. failed to get ...
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MAAS PXE Boot fail. IP-Config : no response

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server, with MAAS option. All the processes during and after installation end successfully. maas-import-pxe-files works and imports the precise images. But when I boot up ...
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Different partition layouts per group/tag

Is there any way to define specific partition requirements (or even better, separate preseed configurations) per tags or per group in MaaS? It is possible to do this in Puppet+Razor pretty easily, but ...
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When adding a MAAS node, avahiboot hangs on network configuration

Please bear with me since I am a "newbee" here. I am trying to add a node (VirtualBox) to a MAAS server (Ubuntu 12.04.01). The MAAS server was installed fine and the image was installed and superuser ...
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juju/environments.yaml“: default environment ”maas" does not exist

No matter how many times, I change my environments.yaml under juju version 1.18.1-precise-i386 or 1.16.3-precise-amd64, I get these error: cannot parse "/xxx/xxxxxxx/.juju/environments.yaml": default ...
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MAAS in VMware Workstation Environment to Boot VM Guests

Installed and Configured MAAS. I was able to successfully deploy Ubuntu as VM Guest. However, once deployed, VM Guest (U![enter image description here][1]buntu),in about 10 - 15 seconds,powers itself ...
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MaaS fails to download the boot images

I cant get MaaS to download the boot images when i run maas root node-groups import-boot-images all I get is Import of boot images started on all cluster controllers and I don't get any ...
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Install MAAS when I can't control the existing DHCP server

I'm a graduate student and I'm trying to install MAAS to manage the servers in my lab. The document of MAAS and MAAS itself is awesome, but I still have a question about DHCP configuration. So there ...
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bootstrap juju on maas

I have this little MAAS with only one node ready to deploy (ubuntu 12.04 Precise pangolin)... I was trying to set up the Juju enviroment but i continously get this error $ juju bootstrap Bootstrap ...
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MAAS for MPI parallel computing on infiniband and SLURM scheduler

Is it possible to setup: MAAS working toghether with a job scheduler (SGE, TORQUE, SLURM, doesn't matter), i.e. when the scheduler needs more CPU then MAAS power up nodes. MAAS networking over ...
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MAAS Controller & KVM Help

I have successfully been able to get a physical MAAS setup and a virtual MAAS setup going. The problem is I am having a hard time creating a hybrid setup, Physical & Virtual. My questions: ...
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A newbie question on MaaS

thank you for reading this: Recently I was given a project at my university to install Linux on 3 computers. We created a bootable disc and got to work, following the step-by-step instructions in: ...
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How can I move connectivity to an external network using a second Ethernet port on the MAAS server?

How can I move connectivity to an external network using a second Ethernet port on the MAAS server thus maintaining the MAAS network as a private one? HTTP communication would be on the public ...
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conversion from commencing to ready state in maas

i have added two nodes in MAAS but they are in commencing state and i want that state to be ready. i want to install juju on my machine plz help to get rid of it. and give me the procedure for ...
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I get Internal Server Error when trying to connect the MAAS GUI in a fresh installation on 12.04

sudo service avahi-daemon start didn't help [Tue Apr 01 09:43:31 2014] [error] [client 10.223.8.30] DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound: Failed to connect to socket ...
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namenode,jobtracker and secondarynode are not getting displayed

I am using ubuntu 12.04 after starting up the single node cluster ,i check whether the hadoop is running hduser@amena-Inspiron-3537:/usr/local/hadoop$ jps 6766 Jps ...
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Bootstrapping Juju gives “”ERROR could not access file '*-provider-state' gomaasapi: got error back from server: 403 forbidden."

We are trying to bootstrap Juju onto another machine in the MAAS cloud but are getting a "ERROR could not access file '*-provider-state' gomaasapi: got error back from server: 403 forbidden." error. ...
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maas-import-pxe-files error with md5sum

![I am building a private cloud maas using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have some experience in previous cloud server with the same iso. But now I have got an error in running sudo maas-import-pxe-files. ...
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maas with virtual nodes

i want to create my own private cloud using Ubuntu 12.04 metal as service for my research can i use one physical server and add virtual nodes inside it? can i add 2 nodes and make virtual nodes ...
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Fatal error IPMI_SI

I have setup MAAS server successfully. I have added node manually by providing MAC address. The node loads OS Dist from the server and this process is normal. The major problem is that system hang on ...
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Reinstalling MAAS Region Controller packages

Since I'm having some trouble with getting the MAAS API up and running on the Region Controller (see Starting MAAS Region Controller service and API), I'm wondering if I will create any complications ...
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Import Local Messages to MAAS setup

How would I import ISO images to MaaS as we do in Cobbler? I can't see any info about it on Mass
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MaaS for deploying field machines

I'm new here, so take it easy on me. I'm looking to have a MaaS host that allows me to deploy an image onto laptops for field workers. Can MaaS do that? I saw that MaaS can be used to boot the machine ...
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If the MAAS server turns offline, the nodes also stop?

I'd like to have a system that when server turns offline, the nodes continue running the applications installed, and updating data between them. Is that possible?
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MAAS Error on pxe image importing time

I have install maas on one of our server. It getting error on pxe image import time. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:50:52 +0530: finished. wrote to ...
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MAAS - UBUNTU 12.04.3 - ADD NODE BUT WITH ERROR

yesterday I've installed a MAAS service on an Ubuntu 12.04.3 Lts Server Edition, the all installation was right the only error I received was when I added a node. The node has been added to MAAS but ...
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Ubuntu server DNS/DHCP/MAAS woes

I've been using Ubuntu server Raring for a few weeks now. It seems to be great, but I havre a slight problem. I opted for the Metal As A service option, and now its changing my DNS records and going ...
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Nodes won't PXE boot

I have tried to get openstack up and running via the ubuntu server iso 13.04. It installs the MAAS, but going to enlisting nodes I am coming to an halt. I use my openwrt router to redirect to MAAS to ...
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Can make conflict if I run “maas-import-pxe-files” command on different networks?

I'm now trying to build a MAAS private cloud using Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. Now I have one maas main server and 5 nodes which are in ready state. My MAAS main server ip is 192.168.43.149 and I ...
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dhcp server configuration in maas

Any one please help me how to configure dhcp server in maas? I read and try this but in my case its not working. http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs/quantal/configure.html#manual-dhcp
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How to setup a MAAS region controller with two interfaces?

I am getting my feet wet with MAAS and try to setup a 1 controller system in a VM (Virtual Box). I want the controller to manage nodes in a host only network (with DNS and DHCP) but it needs to ...