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What is difference between ubuntu maas and Fuel?

asked 2015-12-01 10:29:52 -0500

Kiran Reddy gravatar image

Hi All,

I would understand what is the main difference between ubuntu maas and openstack fuel ?

Can i use ubuntu maas and openstack fuel together ?


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answered 2015-12-07 04:47:20 -0500

capsali gravatar image

Mirantis Fuel is an openstack deployment tool made easy. You basically run a mirantis server and then install all openstack services to all other nodes through pxe, including the OS. This is usefull in large deployment scenarios, where it will be easier and time liberating to deploy with fuel . In smaller deployments i would suggest manually installing openstack to get a grip of how services interact and get a better understanding on how openstack works.

Ubuntu MAAS is a baremetal deployment tool. Like Fuel you have a master server and slave nodes linked to it. You can install OS by PXE on all nodes. The difference here is that MAAS is a general baremetal deployment tool not specific to openstack. You can do a lot more things with MAAS. To install opentack services you will need to make use of JUJU charms after installing OS on all nodes through PXE from master server.

So to summarize it, Mirantis Fuel is an openstack only deployment tool where in Ubuntu MAAS openstack is more like a feature besides many other automated deployments using juju charms!

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answered 2015-12-03 16:27:23 -0500

Mirantis Fuel is a deployment tool for OpenStack. You have a Master Node, a bunch of servers, and the master will deploy and install OpenStack on the servers.

I am not an expert in Ubuntu MaaS, but it looks like one of OpenStack projects, Ironic, to provision bare metals.

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answered 2015-12-05 23:43:53 -0500

Bipin gravatar image

Mirantis Fuel is a Deployment engine for Openstack. You have to install Fuel in a Master node, and the other servers will be booted from Fuel Master via PXE. Later user will be able to Assign roles to these discovered nodes, as Controller , Compute, Storage etc. Fuel will ease the job of deployment. Current Version of Fuel will support upto 200 nodes in a single strech. Fuel is the one of the Best in Industry for Larger deployment.


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answered 2015-12-04 10:16:53 -0500

Kiran Reddy gravatar image

Is Mirantis fuel free and can i use for production deployment.

I want to setup mirantis in two different location for production with HA master/master, also can I maintain Geo taging for traffic balance.

Thanks, Kiran Reddy

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Mirantis itself isnot supporting HA. But you can configure Multiregion setup for the Openstack, where horizon and keystone will be shared between two regions. At the end, there will be two openstack installations.

Bipin gravatar imageBipin ( 2015-12-06 04:32:57 -0500 )edit

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