First 30 minutes user experience

Registered by Julian Edwards on 2013-10-09

The new user's experience during the first 30 minutes - what can we do to make this a good experience, such as scripted installation scenarios and guided installation.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Daniel Westervelt
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None

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MAAS first 30 minutes
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Problems
 * first page has broken link in notification about missing images
 * <internet>=====<maas server>=====<nodes> did not work
              eth0 eth1
 * Documentation is too vague for newcomers - jargon, undefined terms, assumptions around DHCP/DNS
 * DHCP configuration is a pain point - using existing one or setting up MAAS one
 * virsh power fields are broken - unnecessary and unexplained fields that don't match virsh template
 * How does average user test maas with no hardware (using virtual machines)
 * Image download progress is not reported

What is important about first 30 minutes?
 * Documented scenarios describing some typical setups:
   - using existing DHCP server + local machines
   - using a script creating machines inside KVM
 * warn about existing DHCP server on network and don't run MAAS one if so

Deploy MAAS to LXC then spin up KVMs is done by Landscape for the Cloud Installer.
  --> Talk to Dean about documenting it.

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
Documentation changes; glossary, scripted installation scenarios, VM howto, example DHCP config: TODO
Fix virsh power fields: DONE
Report image download progress: TODO
Detect existing DHCP servers on cluster networks: TODO

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