Provision physical nodes using MAAS

Provision physical nodes using MAAS

Physical nodes host the Virtualized Control Plane (VCP) of your Mirantis Cloud Platform deployment.

This section describes how to provision the physical nodes using the MAAS service that you have deployed on the Foundation node while deploying the Salt Master node.

The servers that you must deploy include at least:

  • For OpenStack:

    • kvm02 and kvm03 infrastructure nodes

    • cmp0 compute node

  • For Kubernetes:

    • kvm02 and kvm03 infrastructure nodes

    • ctl01, ctl02, ctl03 controller nodes

    • cmp01 and cmp02 compute nodes

You can provision physical nodes automatically or manually:

  • An automated provisioning requires you to define IPMI and MAC addresses in your Reclass model. After you enforce all servers, the Salt Master node commissions and provisions them automatically.

  • A manual provisioning enables commissioning nodes through the MAAS web UI.

Before you proceed with the physical nodes provisioning, you may want to customize the commissioning script, for example, to set custom NIC names. For details, see: Add custom commissioning scripts.

Warning

Before you proceed with the physical nodes provisioning, verify that BIOS settings enable PXE booting from NICs on each physical server.