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Get Metal as a Service (MAAS)

MAAS gives you automated server provisioning and easy network setup for your physical servers for amazing data centre operational efficiency — on premises, open source and supported.

Learn more about MAAS

Install MAAS on your hardware

Follow the instructions to download, configure and install MAAS.


  • You will need one small server for MAAS and at least one server which can be managed with a BMC.
  • It is recommended to have the MAAS server provide DHCP and DNS on a network the managed machines are connected to.

Technical documentation

For those looking to self-support MAAS we provide extensive documentation covering:

  • What MAAS offers
  • How MAAS works
  • Key components and colocation of all services
  • Installation methods
  • Minimum requirements

Before you start, you'll want this eBook

Server provisioning: what Network Admins and IT pros need to know

This document is designed to help system administrators and DevOps focused organisations to understand bare metal server provisioning, understand its value proposition, and learn about how leading companies are using server provisioning solutions within their hyperscale environments.

Canonical's MAAS helps organisations to take full advantage of existing hardware investments by maximising hardware efficiency, and a pathway to leverage the performance and security of hardware based solutions with the economics and efficiencies of the cloud.

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