<div dir="ltr"><div><br></div><div>The MAAS team is happy to announce that the new upstream (development) release has now been released. This is MAAS 2.2 Beta 2. </div><div><br></div><div><b>Availability</b></div><div>MAAS 2.2.0 Beta 2 is currently available in:</div><div><b><br></b></div><div><b><i><font color="#ff0000">ppa:maas/next</font></i></b></div><div><b><br></b></div><div><br></div><span id="m_-6915284176453863960gmail-docs-internal-guid-040788a6-3de1-955c-5bd3-a340c3d8cdff"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:3pt"><span style="font-size:26pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Release Notes</span></p><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:18pt;margin-bottom:6pt"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Important announcements</span></h2><br><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">MAAS now supports composable hardware - The Intel Rack Scale Design</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:36pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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 hardware resources. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:36pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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.</span></p><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:18pt;margin-bottom:6pt"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Major new features</span></h2><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">MAAS support for Intel RSD - API only</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:36pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">MAAS 2.2b2 introduces initial support for Intel RSD. It provides the ability to:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Add a new Intel RSD POD into MAAS, allowing users to have a full view of the available and used resources. </span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Add the ability to discover pre-composed resources, allowing MAAS to discover machines that have been created before adding the Intel RSD POD into MAAS.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Add the ability to create (compose) new machines.</span></p></li></ul><br><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Notifications</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:36pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">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 notified when:</span></p><br><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">When Rack Controllers get disconnected</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">When image import fails on your region controller.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">When Rack Controllers have images that the Region Controller does not.</span></p></li></ul><br><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">WebUI Visual updates</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:36pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">MAAS 2.2b2 WebUI now has an updated WebUI that includes:</span></p><br><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Links have changed from black to blue. This keeps MAAS inline with Juju and other Cloud products also improves the visual UX.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Navigation responsive issues have been resolved.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Flash messages has been removed and now replaced with the improved notification pattern.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">New utility classes u-display--mobile & u-display--desktop have been added for extra responsive development / design flexibility.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(51,51,51);vertical-align:baseline;margin-left:36pt"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Accordion styles have been improved. Removing the cross style and keeping it consistent with our remove style.</span></p></li></ul></span><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="m_-6915284176453863960gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr">Andres Rodriguez<div>Engineering Manager, MAAS</div><div>Canonical USA, Inc.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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