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Deploying Ubuntu root on ZFS with MAAS

By Joshua Powers on 15 October 2018

With recent updates to MAAS and Curtin, deploying Ubuntu with a ZFS root disk is now possible! Curtin added zfsroot support earlier this year and MAAS has now exposed the option. However, Ubuntu root on ZFS with MAAS is experimental! We…

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Design and web team summary – 4 June 2018

By Anthony Dillon on 4 June 2018

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. We manage all web projects across Canonical – from www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects. Web A/B tests on blog…

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MAAS 2.4.0 Alpha 2 released!

By Canonical on 14 March 2018

This originally appeared on Andres Rodriguez’s blog Hello MAASters! I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.4.0 alpha 2 has now been released and is available for Ubuntu Bionic. MAAS Availability MAAS 2.4.0 alpha 1 is available in the…

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MAAS for the home

By Canonical on 6 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Chris Sanders’ blog MAAS is designed to run in a data center where it expects to have control of DNS and DHCP. The use of an external DHCP server is listed as ‘may work but not supported’ in the…

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Deploying Ubuntu OpenStack to ARM64 servers

By dannf on 26 February 2018

At Canonical, we’ve been doing work to make sure Ubuntu OpenStack deploys on ARM servers as easily as on x86. Whether you have Qualcomm 2400 REP boards, Cavium ThunderX boards, HiSilicon D05 boards, or other Ubuntu …

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Machine reservation and multi-tenancy in MAAS

By Christian Reis on 20 December 2017

As product manager for MAAS, a common request MAAS end-users bring is multi-tenancy, which in its more fundamental form can be understood as the ability to reserve machines for certain sets of users. This is common when you have a central…

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MAAS 2.3.0 (final) Released!

By Canonical on 21 November 2017

This article originally appeared on Andres Rodriguez’s blog I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 (final) is now available! This new MAAS release introduces a set of exciting features and improvements to the overall user…

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MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

By Canonical on 31 October 2017

Hello MAASters! I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently…