MAAS 2.2 Beta 2 Released
andres.rodriguez at canonical.com
Tue Feb 14 20:27:53 UTC 2017
The MAAS team is happy to announce that the new upstream (development)
release has now been released. This is MAAS 2.2 Beta 2.
MAAS 2.2.0 Beta 2 is currently available in:
MAAS now supports composable hardware - The Intel Rack Scale Design
The MAAS team is excited to announce the support for the Intel Rack Scale
Design (RSD). Intel Rack Scale Design (RSD) is a hardware architecture that
allows the dynamic composition of physical systems from a pool of available
MAAS, as a cloud-like, scale-out bare-metal provisioning system, will
leverage the use of Intel RSD to compose (create) and provision systems.
With the support for RSD, MAAS introduces the ability to manually or
dynamically compose (create) new machines from an available pool of
resources. It will allow administrators to request machines with specific
resources on demand and be able to deploy their workloads on them.
Major new features
MAAS support for Intel RSD - API only
MAAS 2.2b2 introduces initial support for Intel RSD. It provides the
Add a new Intel RSD POD into MAAS, allowing users to have a full view of
the available and used resources.
Add the ability to discover pre-composed resources, allowing MAAS to
discover machines that have been created before adding the Intel RSD POD
Add the ability to create (compose) new machines.
MAAS 2.2b2 introduces a new notification system. The notification system
surfaces various messages to the user via the WebUI, allowing to have more
visibility as to what’s going on with the system. Initially, users will be
When Rack Controllers get disconnected
When image import fails on your region controller.
When Rack Controllers have images that the Region Controller does not.
WebUI Visual updates
MAAS 2.2b2 WebUI now has an updated WebUI that includes:
Updated all icons and colour set within the framework. This will keep
inline with the Vanilla Framework and the new visual update which is going
across all products
Links have changed from black to blue. This keeps MAAS inline with Juju
and other Cloud products also improves the visual UX.
Improved the responsive nature of MAAS. Tables especially have been
improved. The new card view and label using aria-label improves the
readability and uses on mobile / small screens.
Navigation responsive issues have been resolved.
Flash messages has been removed and now replaced with the improved
New utility classes u-display--mobile & u-display--desktop have been
added for extra responsive development / design flexibility.
Accordion styles have been improved. Removing the cross style and
keeping it consistent with our remove style.
Engineering Manager, MAAS
Canonical USA, Inc.
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