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In maas 1.2 through 1.8 the virsh power type requires only the Address and Power ID. MAAS 1.8 Screenshot MAAS 1.2-1.4 Screenshot The libvirt-bin package needs to be installed to get the virsh command $ sudo apt-get -y install libvirt-bin the Power ID is the name of the virtual machine shown by sudo virsh list --all The address is a normal libvirt ...


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I suspect they're just trying to stop people nicking portions of the documentation for their own nefarious purposes but no, by all measures that matter to people like us, that document is not free. But the MAAS packages in the main repos all use the AGPL3 license: MAAS is Copyright 2012 Canonical Ltd. Canonical Ltd ("Canonical") distributes the MAAS ...


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Scope This document provides instructions on how to install the Metal As A Service (MAAS) software. You have sufficient, appropriate node hardware You will be using Juju to assign workloads to MAAS You will be configuring the cluster network to be controlled entirely by MAAS (i.e. DNS and DHCP) If you have a compatible power-management system, any ...


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The issue you were running into is with apparmor. 'dmesg' would probably have shown you something like: [ 4822.366235] type=1400 audit(1384973058.254:52): apparmor="DENIED" operation="mount" info="failed type match" error=-13 parent=1272 profile="lxc-container-default" name="/mnt/" pid=1273 comm="mount" fstype="ext4" srcname="/dev/loop0/" flags="ro" ...


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What are the minimum system requirements for setting up a MaaS cluster, which is going to be orchestrated with juju-jitsu? For the region controller (the master machine), you don't need anything particularly powerful unless you want to manage 100s or 1000s of machines. Cluster controllers place even fewer demands, but unless you're dealing with more than, ...


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Preparing MAAS for Juju and OpenStack using Simplestreams When Juju bootstraps a cloud, it needs two critical pieces of information: The uuid of the image to use when starting new compute instances. The URL from which to download the correct version of a tools tarball. This necessary information is stored in a json metadata format called ...


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These are the networking requirements for a successful OpenStack Autopilot run. Internet access MAAS and its nodes will need to be able to reach the internet, or at least these sites (http and https): maas.ubuntu.com cloud-images.ubuntu.com streams.canonical.com an Ubuntu archive (archive.ubuntu.com or a mirror) api.jujucharms.com manage.jujucharms.com ...


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Not a 100% complete answer since I may need more details. Please comment here if you have anything updated you need me to look at. But, I think this could be your issue. The checklist is dynamic, it will compute again when you reload the page. You will not need to re-install landscape. I suspect you probably did try to reload the page already -- I'm ...


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The failure that you see is because this is a virtual machine. The ipmi_si related stuff will only work on real hardware, so the error doesn't really affect your case scenario and you don't really need a fix for it. A good idea would be if you were able to post the output of /proc/cpuinfo so that we can make sure that the module above is not loaded on ...


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if someone deploys maas+juju for openstack, please run juju status --format=png > architecture.png


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Each node that MAAS prepares for you has your ssh key on it, so you can automate these tasks using any method that can use ssh as transport, so that certainly includes Juju. That pushes you into the realm of customising your charms to do these set-up tasks, which might fit your expectations, but is going to be awkward if you're using off-the-shelf charms. ...


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I am afraid this is currently not a supported configuration for MAAS (but i would be happy to be wrong on this). I also have to use MAAS behind a proxy, and here is how i dealt with it: importing the pxe images: sudo http_proxy=http://my.proxy:3128/ maas-import-pxe-files Edit /usr/share/maas/preseeds/enlist_userdata set apt_proxy #we cannot use maas as ...


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DISCLAMIER: I AM NOT AN OPENSTACK EXPERT. THE FOLLOWING IS MERELY AN OPINION AND MAY BE OUTDATED OR COMPLETELY INCORRECT. IN NO WAY CAN I BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENCES IN USING THE CONTENT BELOW. Multi-Hosting Having networking services running on every node will have its advantages and disadvantages. Many different networking redundancy ...


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The DHCP configuration is for the MAAS server to be managing it's own subnet; this is how you would usually have a MAAS region/controller set up. The fields are as follows: IP: This is the IP address of your MAAS controller; you are correct in assuming that it would be 172.16.142.61 if you installed it at this address. Subnet Mask: This is the subnet mask ...


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MaaS/juju allow you to utilize the hardware that you have one by one, while openstack (this is oversimplification) also allows you to build virtual machines (usually kvm guest), which in many cases significantly improve the physical hardware utilization. In addition, openstack gives you the following: It provides a self-service portal where end users (not ...


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The OpenStack Autopilot is built for server-class hardware. If you want to use NUCs you'll have to modify them to act like server-class hardware (add USB keys that act like second disks, add a USB NIC to one of them so it has two wired NICs to use for Neutron, etc). In terms of bootstrapping the orange box, you can use some helper scripts found at ...


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I believe you will have to redeploy the service on that machine. Even in MAAS, it's usually best to recommission the node if its hardware changed.


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MAAS stands for "Metal as a Service". It is similar to IAAS "Infrastructure as a Service" as it allows a new machine to be provisioned. The difference is that IAAS normally refers to virtual machines, MAAS is designed to provision bare metal. This means bring a bare metal server with no operating system install to a completely working server ready for the ...


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Ubuntu OpenStack: the Canonical distribution deploys OpenStack in Canonical's reference architecture. The mechanism through which you install OpenStack uses Landscape to talk to MAAS and Juju and deploy the charms in that architecture. You get added benefit from Landscape doing the work because it helps you monitor your OpenStack setup after it's installed. ...


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Try editting /usr/share/openstack/templates/juju-env/maas.yaml


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LDS stands for "Landscape Dedicated Server". From landscape.ubuntu.com: The Landscape systems management tool helps you monitor, manage and update your entire Ubuntu infrastructure from a single interface. Part of Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage support service, Landscape brings you intuitive systems management tools combined with world-class support. ...


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Landscape Dedicated Server (LDS) Landscape is the systems management tool for Ubuntu OpenStack included with Ubuntu Advantage. It allows you to manage, audit and report on your Ubuntu OpenStack cloud and services running within its easily as one, making your entire environment more cost-effective.Cloud management


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If you're using the install resources on the ISO and not the OpenStack Autopilot, then there are no licensing restrictions at all and you can provision and install on as many servers as you want. If you want to use the Autopilot and/or manage those machines with Landscape post-install, you'll need to purchase additional seats to cover your needs. Hope that ...


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It appears that you cannot have special characters in your admin secret password. Bug report: https://github.com/Ubuntu-Solutions-Engineering/openstack-installer/issues/672


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Consider a higher time-out. bootstrap-timeout: 1800 In your environments.yaml should work.


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Using --to flag without containerization is a really bad idea. We've likened this "Hulk Smashing". Basically you're layering a ton of services on top of each other that all expect to own the machine. So, what can you do to achieve isolation and still keep everything on one machine? Containerization! The --to flag has a finesse about it which allows you ...


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Full support for proxies was added with the 1.18.0 release of Juju. From the release notes: Support for proxies Proxies can now be configured for the providers in the environments.yaml file, or added to an existing environment using "juju set-env" The configuration options are: http-proxy https-proxy ftp-proxy no-proxy The protocol-specific options ...


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Yes, for one machine MAAS is absolutely overkill. However Juju can (as of version 1.18) deploy to any Ubuntu Server with OpenSSH via manual provisioning, we designed this feature for cases like yours where you want to deploy services quickly without needing a cloud: https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/config-manual.html The basic process is you register your ...


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If you haven't already, you need to configure the cluster to manage DHCP and DNS on the network that the new nodes are going to be on. You can find instructions for that here. Once DHCP is configured, you can delete the existing node (it's easier to start with a clean slate). The simplest way to add a new node to a MAAS cluster is as follows: In the ...


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HA is designed and planned for 14.04 in the case of both MAAS and Juju. You could manually construct it yourself now, but it would be rather difficult and then difficult to upgrade in future. For now, I'd suggest using RAID mirroring and careful choice of nodes for reliability. If your MAAS or Juju go down you cannot scale up but you also don't lose the ...



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