Self-hosted Landscape is the standalone edition of Landscape that you can install on premises, or in a public cloud.
Feature enhancements will be released in our scheduled release windows, which occur every April and October. Security patches and bugfixes will be provided outside of our scheduled release windows, at the earliest possible opportunity.
|major version||Release date||Standard Support||expanded security maintenance (ESM)||Installs on Ubuntu LTS version|
|23.03||2023-Mar||2025-Apr||2030-Apr||20.04 LTS or 22.04 LTS|
The current Landscape release will be able to manage versions of Ubuntu currently within their standard support or ESM windows. Landscape will also manage up to 2 future Ubuntu releases, inclusive of the next interim release and the next LTS release. Compatibility is likely to extend beyond this range, but is not guaranteed.
Note: Landscape Client is available in the Main Repository in all Ubuntu releases, and is published independently of the self-hosted Landscape releases.
Self-hosted Landscape consists of two parts:
- database server
- application server
Depending on your deployment method, these may live on the same machine or different machines. Here is how you can get started:
- Quickstart, for when you don’t have Juju but quickly want to check out self-hosted Landscape. Not recommended for production environments when having more than 500 clients.
- Juju deployed for a truly scalable deployment.
- Manual installation: for when you don’t have a suitable Juju environment but need a scalable deployment.
The baseline compute power required to run Landscape is a dual-core processor (or 2 virtual CPUs) running at 2.0GHz or higher, with at least 4GB of RAM, and 20GB of disk space.
One machine with these specifications will run the landscape-server-quickstart package. When using Juju or manually installing across multiple machines, none of the machines should be configured below these baseline compute power specifications.
The operating system to run Landscape Server and its dependencies are Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS or 22.04 LTS on amd64 or arm64 CPU architectures.
Any machines you manage with Landscape should be able to access your Landscape installation over network ports 80/TCP (HTTP) and 443/TCP (HTTPS). You can optionally open port 22/TCP (SSH) as well for maintenance of your Landscape installation.
The machine(s) running as the application server will also need the following external network access:
- https access to
usn.ubuntu.comin order to download the USN database and detect security updates. Without this, the available updates won’t be distinguished between security related and regular updates
- http access to the public Ubuntu archives and
changelogs.ubuntu.com, in order to update the hash-id-database files and detect new distribution releases. Without this, the release upgrade feature won’t work
- https access to
landscape.canonical.comin order to query for available self-hosted Landscape releases. If this access is not given, the only drawback is that Landscape won’t display a note about the available releases in the account page.
If this external network access is unavailable, Canonical’s professional services include assistance with setting up Landscape in a fully air-gapped environment.
|major version||Release date||Support expired on||Version of Ubuntu|
|18.03||2018-Jun||2019-Jun||16.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS|
|16.06||2016-Jul||2017-Dec||14.04 LTS or 16.04 LTS|