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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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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How to configure MAAS to be able to boot virtual machines

I am running a virtual (kvm) MAAS/juju setup where most of the MAAS nodes (including MAAS master) are virtual, but some are also physical nodes. The physical Dell 1950 nodes configures automatically ...
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Is Ubuntu MAAS free?

Ubuntu MAAS, very cool, awesome in fact, looks like a unique tool for several jobs. It looks free, but part of its documentation starts already with clauses that would scare anyone with interest in ...
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Architecture diagram explaining the Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure with MAAS / Openstack architecture?

I'm interested in Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure with MAAS (based on Openstack from what I understand) but cannot find any architecture diagram which gives an overview of how MAAS works. The case is ...
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deploying openstack on 6 servers

I'm new to openstack and i'm still learning. In 2 month i'll get 6 servers like: 4 servers with dual xeon e5-2630 , 96gb ram, 2 1gb ethernet and 2 500gb hdd in raid 1 DAS with 40tb of storage ...
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Step by Step Install of MAAS and JUJU

I am working on understanding the pieces that I am missing in being able to deploy Juju across the other MAAS nodes. I don't know If I have a step out of place, or missing a few. The MaaS server ...
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How do I use MAAS to prepare to install OpenStack?

I have a set of servers and I would like to install OpenStack, how can I install OpenStack with Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS)?
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Juju not seeing the MaaS slaves… at least not after some time?

At our company are doing a project where we want to start doing Juju, MaaS and OpenStack. All in all we are satisfied, but we have one major problem that is setting us back. We haven't seemed to find ...
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MaaS minimum requirements with juju-jitsu?

I've browsed through so many different sites and found so much contradictory information. As I am getting tired of this and do belive this question affects many other users, so I would like to collect ...
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MaaS Enlistment through 12.04 installation CD fails

I am trying to enroll my nodes in my MaaS cluster. I am doing this by booting them from the 12.04 installation CD, and choosing the MAAS installation option. I'm only trying to set up one node right ...
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Creating block devices for openstack deployment using MAAS and juju (nova-volume deployment)

I'm currently trying to get a openstack deployment working by using MAAS with 9 nodes and juju. To do this I found this guide, working with ubuntu 12.04 LTS and followed it as good as I can. After a ...
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Should MaaS and Juju get installed on one of my servers or on a client system?

I've been struggling with MaaS and Juju slightly. I have two servers that I want to use as nodes, but I am unsure of where to install MaaS and Juju. Do they get installed on one of my two servers? ...
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relation error between nova-compute and nova cloud controller

I have successfully setup Open Stack cloud from the documentation: Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure. My Juju environment file: environments: maas: type: maas maas-server: 'http://192.168.122.4:80/MAAS' ...
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Juju unable to remove relation

I am trying to remove and re add the relation between openstack-dashboard and the identity service. I have 2 units of the dashboard service and I have made an HA cluster out of it, and also I have 2 ...
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How do I deploy havana instead of grizzly?

I'm trying to install openstack havana dashboard but the dashboard is always grizzly... I use juju and maas to deploy the charms on a bootstrap node, set the openstack-origin to: cloud:precise-havana ...
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Allow loop mounting files inside LXC containers?

I'm trying to set up a MaaS server inside an LXC container. When I import the PXE files, it needs to be able to mount loop devices. I have set the following options in the container config file to ...
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Landscape OpenStack Installation Requirements Checklist

I'm trying a Openstack Install using Landscape, with MAAS and a set of KVM/virt-manager virtual machines. The VMs have worked well with MAAS, and the Landscape install on a VM successfully completed. ...
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Why is it that aa full deployment will require a minimum of 10 servers?

I wish to try MaaS, and there's only two machine, could I install one with MaaS service, and use MaaS and juju to deploy the other bare machine with openstack nova-compute? Thank you so much for ...
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How do I use MAAS and Juju with an existing DHCP server?

I found some information about installing ubuntu with MaaS and JuJu, and I would like to try it out however I am not finding any information on how to take in to account a DHCP server already in the ...
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Landscape's Openstack deployment fails at Configure Availability Zones

Using the current Landscape's “OpenStack Beta” option to deploy OpenStack on my MAAS setup. I get to 98% completion, with 1 failure on “Configure availability zones”. My settings utilized KVM, Open ...
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What is the MAAS node login?

I have a problem, when I want to login in nodes. My nodes are created via MAAS dashboard, where I'm adding nodes. But when installation completes I'm asking to login and password to get into the node. ...
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“Unable to create Node: timed out” error when creating node in MAAS

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. I want to try adding nodes so I created a couple of VMs in VirtualBox that boot from the network ...
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Is it possible to make OpenStack work with MaaS without involving Juju?

I have to machines, {machine-A: will be used as my Master MAAS server with OpenStack} and {machine-B [Quad Core/16GB RAM/8x HDD]: will be running a KVM where all my nodes will run on} Purpose I want ...
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Should all hosts be set to network boot at all times or after they have been registered and allocated as a service, should they boot to disk?

I really love the concept of MAAS underlying an OpenStack implementation, but there are a few questions about MAAS that I am not entirely clear on. Should all hosts be set to network boot at all ...
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How do I use MAAS custom commissioning scripts?

I am attempting to use a custom MAAS commissioning script to perform custom operations on my MAAS cluster. When do these scripts run? How should they be named? Do they need to be in a particular ...
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How do I prepare MAAS to serve images on OpenStack?

I've got Openstack ready with MAAS, how do I prepare the cloud with Ubuntu images so I can deploy it with Juju?
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ceph status fails due to “ERROR: missing keyring” error

I have deployed 3 ceph mon nodes using juju and maas. From juju status all ceph mon nodes are up and fine. but i did ssh into one of the ceph node and was just trying to get ceph status. and its ...
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What's the correct MAAS DHCP configuration?

I've set up a MAAS controller by following this documentation: http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs1.4/cluster-configuration.html However, when I got to the DHCP configurations I was a little puzzled. The ...
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How can I install another Operating System through MAAS?

I want to install CentOS and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 using MAAS. How can it be achieved? I have already installed MAAS server on a single machine.
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How to deploy multiple juju services on the same server with MaaS

I have 6 services that I need to deploy with 5 physical servers. Would it be ok to deploy juju gui with haproxy? How would you deploy multiple services to one server. I saw some documentation for ...
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OpenStack deployment with MAAS, Juju and Autopilot

I have a problema with my cluster installation. I intend to install OpenStack on my ready set of machines, where each one has 2 NIC and 2 hard disks. I installed the MAAS controller and Juju on a ...
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juju with MAAS error: file 'provider-state' not found

I'm trying to configure juju to work w/ MAAS. I'm configuring juju to run on the same node as MAAS. When I run "juju status" I get the following error: error: file 'provider-state' not found Any ...
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juju deploy ceph hangs in pending in maas environment

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 with maas 1.7.1 rc4 and juju 1.20.14. My client machine is commissioned and deployed. I can ssh ubuntu@cl1stn2.maas and I can juju ssh 1 successfully. I did "juju deploy ...
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Is there a way to set the MAAS password via a preseed?

As has been asked before (here and here) I need to set a password during commissioning for my nodes. I realize that ssh keys are set (and I have one) but I need to log in to the node directly as ...
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Openstack Mass/Juju recovery

I have created Openstack based on MAAS using juju. I have created instances, projects etc. I have made backups of database and openstack config files. I am trying test recovery by destroying and ...
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How do I get MAAS and Juju to recognize proxy settings in a deployment?

So, I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, installed MaaS from the initial bootup, and then added JUJU. I'm behind a proxy, so, added proxy to /etc/apt/apt.conf and also to /etc/wgetrc. Doing that I could then use ...
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How should I setup MAAS so that it can be used by the Canonical OpenStack Autopilot?

The Ubuntu OpenStack Autopilot deploys an OpenStack cloud using Juju, MAAS and Landscape. It requires an existing MAAS server. How should I install and configure this server? What are its networking ...
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How to get Landscape running on MAAS on Ubuntu OrangeBox?

We have purchased several Ubuntu OrangeBoxes, and are trying to get a prototype environment running, but it's proving to be difficult as there is very little documentation or contact points available ...
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Why install OpenStack

I am trying to understand why someone would need OpenStack when MAAS and Juju are available. I know that MAAS abstracts the machines in order to use them as resources and Juju allows to install ...
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juju http-proxy and no_proxy settings

I'm setting up an environment with juju and maas. The maas environment has no direct internet connection, a proxy must be used. I have configured the juju environment's proxy using juju set-env ...
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How do I delete a node from MAAS after removing it from Cobbler?

I've installed ubuntu maas server, and a couple of nodes. Everything went right, just for one node, now with status "Allocated to...". Question is, how do i delete this node. I've tried following : ...
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hook failed: “shared-db-relation-changed” when using OpenStack in the same system as Juju/MAAS

I have been trying to setup OpenStack on 14.04 using one machine. I have managed to get MAAS setup and JUJU bootstrapped with two machines, one machine to MAAS and another node that I am trying to ...
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Should I use MAAS and Juju if I only intent to use a single PC?

I am planing to setup a local server at my home that I will use for various entertainment/work tasks. Do you think that installing MAAS and juju is an overkill if I intent to use only one pc?
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In a MAAS/juju setup, is it possible to deploy multiple charms (eg. mysql and wordpress) on one single MAAS node?

Well the headline basically says it all. I have a small testing environment running, and this question pops up. Not all charms need a whole node for them selves. Is it possible for me to deploy both ...
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Post Deploy MAAS cleanup

I have a mostly working MAAS cluster. I'm still learning juju, but while I'm doing that, I wanted to take this opportunity to do some clean-up tasks. Here are my goals: Configure ntp on the nodes. ...
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Invalid SSH key error in juju when using it with MAAS

This is the output of juju from a clean install with 2 nodes all running 12.04 juju bootstrap - finishes with no errors and allocates the machine to the user but still no joy after juju ...
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MAAS node install shutdown error when installing from CD-ROM

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. Since the PXE boot option is not working for me in a virtualized enviornment I tried to install a ...
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Landscape autopilot installation problem

I have tried for several times installing landscape openstack using autopilot. But I'm receiving errors with the last two steps in installing region on cloud (configure availability zones and neutron ...
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Avoiding situation when nova.conf file overwritten by juju

I use MAAS, Juju for Ubuntu Openstack. For novnc console access, i need to modify the nova.conf file. But that might be overwritten by Juju. Actually it is overwritten, i found at least one ...
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Juju remove units stuck in dying state so I can start over?

I have machines running on MaaS using Juju. Some of them failed to deploy because a hook didn't run because of an (invalid) setting I set in the config. In the Jju UI, I tried marking them as ...