Assign an IP to the machine when adding it

Hi there,

Is it possible to add an IP to one of the network interfaces of a machine at the time you add the machine to MAAS.

What I want is to just have the machine have a specific IP (that I would like) from the get go, without having to fiddle around in the UI and add the IP afterwards + reboot the machine for the change to happen.


I think this is what the “Retain network Configuration” check box is for when you commission a machine. But I’ve found, in MAAS 2.6.2 at least, that it doesn’t retain static IP addresses that I assign and that I must enter them in again when the machine is in the Ready state before I deploy. For this reason, I haven’t bothered configuring network interfaces until after I commission.