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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Using MAAS for bare-metal provisioning of hosts

MAAS allows us to provision hosts on our network from bare-metal, meaning from power-on, the hosts are installed appropriately for our use.

Getting ready

The MAAS server has a web interface that we use to set up our hosts. Identify the server that has MAAS installed.

How to do it...

Once MAAS is installed, we can use it to provision servers on our network by carrying out the following steps:

  1. Open up a web browser and point it your MAAS server. For example, if you installed MAAS on 172.16.0.250, point it at the following address http://172.16.0.250/MAAS.
  2. This will present you with a username and password screen. Enter the details you used when you ran the maas createsuperuser command.
  3. Once logged in, you ...

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