We are excited to announce the release of MAAS 3.4 Beta1, featuring new enhancements and numerous bug fixes. This release focuses on improving MAAS on multiple fronts, including a redesigned user interface, DGX kernel support, configurable session timeout, Ansible playbook enhancements, and observability configuration with Ansible.
The notable features in MAAS 3.4 Beta1 include a redesigned user interface with comprehensive and compact navigation on the left side of the screen. The UI also introduces discreet pop-up boxes for navigation within panels to provide a better user experience. Additionally, there is ongoing work to optimize the kernel for Nvidia DGX machines, ensuring that DGX machines use the optimized kernel by default. Users can now configure their session timeouts according to their preferences. Ansible enhancements include full support for PostgreSQL HA setup and the ability to configure observability with Ansible.
To install MAAS 3.4 Beta1, you can use the following commands:
- Fresh snap install:
$ sudo snap install --channel=latest/edge maas
- Upgrade from an earlier snap version:
$ sudo snap refresh --channel=latest/edge maas
- Initialize MAAS 3.4 snap for a test or POC environment:
$ sudo maas init --help
For a fresh install using packages, MAAS 3.3 is compatible with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. You can use the following commands to set up an initial MAAS environment:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maas/3.4-next sudo apt update sudo apt-get -y install maas
For more information and detailed instructions, please refer to the release notes for MAAS 3.4 Beta1. You can also find release notes for previous versions of MAAS linked there.
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to your feedback and contributions to improve MAAS.