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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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Your next steps with Ubuntu Server

Use Ubuntu’s tools to help you provision and manage your servers.

Landscape load management

Server management with Landscape

  • Landscape is the leading management tool to deploy, monitor and manage your Ubuntu servers

  • Landscape supports livepatch so you can apply kernel patches and security updates without having to reboot

  • Landscape is also available as part of Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s world-class support service

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Server provisioning with MAAS

  • Metal as a Service (MAAS) offers cloud style provisioning for physical servers
  • Designed for building data centres with complex networks
  • Supports Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL and SUSE


Installation guides

If you need some help installing Ubuntu, please check out our step-by-step guides.

Installation instructions for Ubuntu Server

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