Device Discovery

MAAS constantly listens to the network and reports any discovered devices. Devices are identified when the rack controller observes them communicating on an attached IPv4 subnet. Discovered devices that do not correspond to machines and devices already known to MAAS are shown on the Dashboard. If a device advertises a hostname using mDNS (such as with avahi or Bonjour), MAAS will also present the discovered hostname in the Dashboard. Using the Dashboard, an unknown discovered device can be added to MAAS as a device or as a network interface belonging to a machine or device.