Messaging to new users

Mario Splivalo mario.splivalo at canonical.com
Thu Jul 2 10:21:02 UTC 2015


Hi, Jose!

Probably there should be a 'introduction to maas' or 'maas by example'
which would help new users to get started with new MAAS cluster in KVM
virtual machines - I'm assuming not a lot of newcomers have several
bare-metal boxes lying around just to play with MAAS.

There is a very good blog from Chris Arges that explains how one could
start with MAAS in KVM - it even explains how to connect juju to that MAAS:

http://dinosaursareforever.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/manually-deploying-openstack-with.html

The blog talks about OpenStack but it starts with creating VMs,
installing MAAS on one of them, configuring it, enlisting other VMs,
etc, etc...

	Mario

On 07/02/2015 05:13 AM, José Antonio Rey wrote:
> Unfortunately there is no easy way. Even though the docs are quite clear
> people are always looking to have a bit of human interaction. Hence, the
> questions on IRC. I think it's just a matter of us being humans and
> trying to reach another human. As I mentioned, the docs are quite clear
> and understandable.
> 
> --
> José Antonio Rey
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015, 20:54 Tim Penhey <tim.penhey at canonical.com
> <mailto:tim.penhey at canonical.com>> wrote:
> 
>     I have been wondering for a while how we message to new users.
> 
>     I raise this because I see quite a few messages on stack overflow that
>     go something like this:
> 
>        "I'm really new to Juju and I'm trying to set up MaaS."
> 
>     I feel that if we are getting to this, we are doing something wrong.
>     Perhaps we should have better docs around initial evaluation testing?
>     How do we direct people more to the local provider and manual
>     provisioning on existing hardware over setting up their own MaaS to try
>     Juju?
> 
>     Tim
> 
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