lost and found ( for me ? )

Ubuntu 13.10 MAAS ( Metal as a service ) prat01

Here are installation logs when installing MAAS within KVM.

referred to http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs/about.html.

MAAS stands for Metal as a Service.

There are three key components,

region controller ( web UI, API )

I have installed these three components on the same server.

Here are trial and error logs when installing Ubuntu 13.10 MAAS within KVM.

KVM host
# tail -1 /etc/lsb-release ;uname -ri
3.8.0-33-generic x86_64

[ about the VM for MAAS ]

OS: ubuntu 13.10 server 64bit
vHDD: 25GB
Memory 2GB

download Ubuntu 13.10 server ISO and build the VM from that ISO.
select “install MAAS”

configure this box as a new MAAS


on the MAAS VM, enable serial console to log on to that via “virsh console”
root@maas01:~# cat /etc/init/ttyS0.conf
# tty3 - getty
# This service maintains a getty on tty3 from the point the system is
# started until it is shut down again.

start on runlevel [23] and (
           not-container or
           container CONTAINER=lxc or
           container CONTAINER=lxc-libvirt)

stop on runlevel [!23]

exec /sbin/getty -8 115200 ttyS0

root@maas01:~# grep ttyS0 /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash console=ttyS0,115200"

root@maas01:~# update-grub2 -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

# reboot

confirm the MASS VM has the internet connectivity.
root@maas01:~# ping www.google.com -c 1
PING www.google.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from nrt19s01-in-f18.1e100.net ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=7.56 ms

--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 7.564/7.564/7.564/0.000 ms

after installing MAAS

access to http:// IP address/MAAS

root@maas01:~# lsof -ni:80
apache2 1263     root    4u  IPv6  10138      0t0  TCP *:http (LISTEN)
apache2 1266 www-data    4u  IPv6  10138      0t0  TCP *:http (LISTEN)
apache2 1267 www-data    4u  IPv6  10138      0t0  TCP *:http (LISTEN)

needs to create an admin user for MAAS
on the CLI
# maas createsuperuser
Username (leave blank to use 'root'):
Email address: a@a
Error: Enter a valid email address.
Email address: a@foo.com
Password (again):
Superuser created successfully.


after logging onto the MAAS.

set up for maas-cli

on the GUI
click Preferences

get MAAS keys which is required to use maas-cli.

on the CLI, logon to MAAS.
could I log on ??
# maas-cli login maas
API key (leave empty for anonymous access):

You are now logged in to the MAAS server at with the profile name 'maas'.

For help with the available commands, try:

 maas-cli maas --help


import boot image
root@maas01:~# maas-cli maas node-groups import-boot-images
Import of boot images started on all cluster controllers

root@maas01:~# maas-cli maas node-groups list
       "cluster_name": "Cluster 254261ec-ea20-41ba-8fff-95f29cd1301f",
       "status": 1,
       "name": "master",
       "uuid": "254261ec-ea20-41ba-8fff-95f29cd1301f"

it seems to take much(?) time to import boot image at first time…

list nodes.
root@ubuntu-maas01:~# maas-cli maas nodes accept-all
root@ubuntu-maas01:~# maas-cli maas nodes list

- cluster configuration

GUI -> click “cog” icon.

Cluster controllers..
no boot images..

seen from an output of tcpdump, maas seems to download boot images.
root@maas01:~# tcpdump -i eth0 -s 100 tcp | head -5
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 100 bytes
20::26:27.521889 IP danava.canonical.com.http > maas01.59987: Flags [.], seq 1585318336:1585321136, ack 2141727038, win 61, options [nop,nop,TS val 4079140638 ecr 2245310], length 2800
20::26:27.521908 IP maas01.59987 > danava.canonical.com.http: Flags [.], ack 2800, win 10894, options [nop,nop,TS val 2245379 ecr 4079140632], length 0
20::26:27.522051 IP danava.canonical.com.http > maas01.59987: Flags [.], seq 2800:5600, ack 1, win 61, options [nop,nop,TS val 4079140638 ecr 2245310], length 2800
20::26:27.522060 IP maas01.59987 > danava.canonical.com.http: Flags [.], ack 5600, win 10894, options [nop,nop,TS val 2245379 ecr 4079140638], length 0
20::26:27.522320: IP danava.canonical.com.http > maas01.59987: Flags [.], seq 5600:8400, ack 1, win 61, options [nop,nop,TS val 4079140638 ecr 2245310], length 2800

egrep boot_images /var/log/maas/ celery.log | grep -i succeeded | head -3
[2013-11-19 13:47:44,682: INFO/MainProcess] Task provisioningserver.tasks.report_boot_images[6ca07f25-a99e-4f21-a4b3-e085d5094842] succeeded in 0.0652940273285s: None
[2013-11-19 13:52:48,872: INFO/MainProcess] Task provisioningserver.tasks.report_boot_images[31fe31e4-02cf-4d18-b445-0d56ff43dab7] succeeded in 0.0771050453186s: None
[2013-11-19 13:57:48,930: INFO/MainProcess] Task provisioningserver.tasks.report_boot_images[7ebb7a43-2d7b-4963-aabe-049b75848ae4] succeeded in 0.0598390102386s: None

after succeeding in importing boot images, GUI shows:

add nodes via GUI

clieck “+ Add node”

add node called “test01”

after adding two nodes

on the CLI
root@maas01:~# maas-cli maas nodes list
       "status": 1,
       "macaddress_set": [
               "resource_uri": "/MAAS/api/1.0/nodes/node-5829541c-50f1-11e3-8ce7-525400346a83/macs/aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff/",
               "mac_address": "aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff"
       "hostname": "test01",
       "power_type": "",
       "routers": null,
       "netboot": true,
       "cpu_count": 0,
       "storage": 0,
       "system_id": "node-5829541c-50f1-11e3-8ce7-525400346a83",
       "architecture": "i386/generic",
       "memory": 0,
       "owner": null,
       "tag_names": [],
       "ip_addresses": [],
       "resource_uri": "/MAAS/api/1.0/nodes/node-5829541c-50f1-11e3-8ce7-525400346a83/"
       "status": 1,
       "macaddress_set": [
               "resource_uri": "/MAAS/api/1.0/nodes/node-8e340f8e-50f1-11e3-8ce7-525400346a83/macs/aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:fd/",
               "mac_address": "aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:fd"
       "hostname": "test02",
       "power_type": "",
       "routers": null,
       "netboot": true,
       "cpu_count": 0,
       "storage": 0,
       "system_id": "node-8e340f8e-50f1-11e3-8ce7-525400346a83",
       "architecture": "i386/generic",
       "memory": 0,
       "owner": null,
       "tag_names": [],
       "ip_addresses": [],
       "resource_uri": "/MAAS/api/1.0/nodes/node-8e340f8e-50f1-11e3-8ce7-525400346a83/"

how can I run these nodes?

seen from GUI message,

Node marked as using the default installer.
You can boot this node using Avahi-enabled boot media or an adequately configured DHCP server. See https://maas.ubuntu.com/docs/nodes.html for instructions.

I have not configured DHCP..

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