MaaS Installation and Setup

What is MAAS?
MAAS is Metal As A Service. It lets you treat physical servers like virtual machines (instances) in the cloud. Rather than having to manage each server individually, MAAS turns your bare metal into an elastic cloud-like resource.
Machines can be quickly provisioned and then destroyed again as easily as you can with instances in a public cloud like Amazon AWS, Google GCE, and Microsoft Azure, among others.
MAAS can act as a standalone PXE/preseed service or it can be integrated with other technologies. In particular, it is designed to work especially well with Juju, the service and model management service. It’s a perfect arrangement: MAAS manages the machines and Juju manages the services running on those machines.

We are beginning with a 500GB WD Blue Caviar SATA drive and an IBM X3455 Server, 2×2.5 GHz 2 MB 2360SE 137 W 8 GB

Passmark reports for the Dual Opteron 2360SE