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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Installing MAAS for bare-metal provisioning

There are a number of ways, such as Cobbler and Kickstart, to provision an operating system such as Ubuntu to bare-metal. Ubuntu provides a convenient tool for bare-metal provisioning of servers in our datacenter that they call MAAS , which stands for Metal-as-a-Service. This tool allows us to simply set up a network boot environment that then allows us to allocate services to it, for example, OpenStack services, such as Compute or Dashboard.

Getting ready

We need to identify a server on the network that will be running the MAAS services, such as PXE Boot and TFTP Daemon services. Log in to this server to install the MAAS services. This server will need Internet access to pull in the required Ubuntu packages. ...

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