Deploying Ubuntu Core 18 with MAAS 2.5

Forward Ubuntu Core is a snap-only, lightweight version of Ubuntu. The kernel, the root file system, and the snap daemon are all packaged and operated as snaps compared to the traditional layout of a Linux distribution. Ubuntu Core is designed around IoT devices due to its lightweight, transactional updates and security. Deployment usually happens in… Continue reading Deploying Ubuntu Core 18 with MAAS 2.5

Deploying Whitebox Switch ONIE images with MAAS

Hello, So I spend a lot of time deploying switches in my lab for my job. I also really like Canonical’s tools for managing infrastructure and bare metal servers called MAAS, or Metal-As-A-Service. It can deploy servers better than really any other solution I have used in the past, including Red Hat’s Satellite, Microsoft’s Windows… Continue reading Deploying Whitebox Switch ONIE images with MAAS

Deploying SwitchDev with MAAS

Hello! So in this post, I’m going to show how to deploy a Mellanox switch with the latest firmware installed using Canonical’s Metal-As-A-Service, or MAAS. It’s actually pretty easy since with the latest release, 16.10, it has SwitchDev already enabled. There are just a few little things you need to do to make this deployment… Continue reading Deploying SwitchDev with MAAS