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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 automatically to then add them to the ESXi cluster automatically.

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MAAS does not currently support deployment of ESXi onto bare metal; the simplest way to achieve that goal may be to use vSphere's Auto Deploy tooling, as described in this blog post.

Having said that, MAAS now includes built-in support for power control of /VMs/ running on top of an already-deployed vSphere/ESXi; see "How to configure MAAS to be able to boot virtual machines via VMware type" for details.

(We used to support ESXi via a virsh solution, as outlined in this blog post, but that's been superseded by the native support.)

  • Yes, I am aware of this, but that adds yet another tool to the mix. I was hoping to have a single tool to do the job. – X-Istence Oct 5 '15 at 3:00
  • If it helps we are discussing this feature this very week as part of our roadmap planning sprint. If it gets approved we'll announce it. – kiko Oct 6 '15 at 3:37

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