How to manage and customise images

Harnessing the full capabilities of MAAS starts with mastering its imaging features. Out of the box, each machine you deploy comes to life, energised by a pre-configured image served by MAAS. From battle-tested Ubuntu releases to custom concoctions for special use-cases, MAAS grants you the flexibility to choose your source—be it an upstream stream or a snappy local mirror.

Ubuntu and beyond: standard and custom images

Don’t let the term ‘standard images’ fool you into thinking your choices are limited. With a sweeping array of Ubuntu versions spanning multiple architectures, standard images offer much more than mere basics. But if you’re craving CentOS, RHEL, Rocky, SLES or even Windows, MAAS is equally proficient. Dive into the realm of custom images to truly make your deployment unique.

VMware magic: deploy to VMs with ease

Venturing into virtual terrain? MAAS has you covered. With support for VMWare images, deploying to your virtual machine configurations becomes a walk in the park.

Turbocharge downloads: local image mirroring

Why wait for an image to download when you can have it at your fingertips? With local image mirroring, MAAS caches your images, eliminating the need to fetch them from the internet repeatedly. Faster deployments are just a mirror away.

Unshackle performance: real-time kernel deployment

Have applications that can’t afford to lag? The RT kernel is your ticket to real-time performance. MAAS integrates seamlessly with cloud-init to ensure a swift and smooth RT kernel deployment.

Whether you’re playing it safe with standard images or pushing the boundaries with custom ones; sourcing from far-flung streams or your local cache; MAAS delivers an expansive toolkit to fine-tune your imaging strategies.

Last updated 22 days ago.