On an enlisted machine I have a number of physical disks. I commission the machine with ‘Preserve Storage Configuration’ as there is existing data I’ve pre-seeded for workloads after deployment.
To deploy, I have several physical disks, and used only one of those on the commissioned node (mounted as /) for deployment of the OS.
On the deployed machine, it’s my intention to mount the remaining disks post-deployment during a configuration pass. During my tests the remaining disks are visible to the OS (in lsblk, parted) but all have "Unrecognised disk label’ and “Partition Table: Unknown” in parted.
I had presumed that if I leave a disk unused in MAAS that it doesn’t get modified, but is this not the case?