Binary package “maas” in ubuntu cosmic

"Metal as a Service" is a physical cloud and IPAM

 MAAS runs a software-defined data centre - it turns a collection of physical
 servers and switches into a bare metal cloud with full open source IP address
 management (IPAM) and instant provisioning on demand.
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 MAAS controls the servers through IPMI or another BMC or converged chassis
 controller such as Cisco UCS. It provides a full inventory of components,
 and can install Ubuntu, CentOS or Windows very fast on any server under
 its control. It can also track and provide DHCP and DNS for other devices
 on the network.
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 MAAS handles VLANs and fabrics that span many trunked switches, as well as
 the routing-centric infrastructure typically used for large-scale OpenStack
 or other scale-out deployments. MAAS manages IP addresses and provides APIs
 for address assignment and release. MAAS can also allocate IP addresses for
 containers on machines, and release them when the machine is repurposed. MAAS
 provides PXE, DHCP, DNS and other low-level services to ensure the cluster
 works smoothly.
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 MAAS works with any configuration system, and is recommended by the teams
 behind both Chef and Juju as a physical provisioning system.
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 MAAS provides:
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  * Hardware inventory of servers
  * Dynamic provisioning based on name or attributes such as disk, RAM, cores,
    nics, networking, gpu’s or architecture
  * DNS and DHCP as needed
  * PXE boot services
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 This package is a metapackage which installs all of the separate components
 of MAAS on a single machine.