What's new in 2.5

Welcome to MAAS 2.5, a major update to Canonical's Metal as a Service - The smartest way to manage bare metal.

This latest release of MAAS:

  • Improves communications between controllers and machines
  • Simplifies setting up high-availability environments
  • Provides additional KVM Pod features
  • Adds new features for adding and commissioning machines
  • Introduces resource pools
  • Introduces ESXi deployment
  • Enhances the MAAS web UI by using the latest Vanilla framework
  • Improves API documentation

If you're new to MAAS, take a look at Explore MAAS to get an overview of its installation and capabilities. If you need a more comprehensive review of the changes in this release, including known issues, workarounds and bug fixes, take a look at the detailed release notes in the following MAAS Discourse topics: