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Release 2.0.0 - Release Notes (09 January 2019)

New Features

  1. Power control support for both Master and Slave NexVisors.
  2. Complete storage Fast path support for both local and remote READs and WRITEs.
  3. DHCP gateway service isolation and IP address allocation.
  4. CPU overcommit support through the UI.
  5. Use vendor assigned Hardware MAC addresses.
  6. SSL connection support for the UI.

Improvements

  1. Improved Resource group implementation page.
  2. Improved Infrastructure index page.
  3. Initial support for JWT auth.
  4. General stability improvements.
  5. General API/CLI optimisations.

In Development - targetted for an upcoming release

  1. Backup and restore of VM data to a remote storage target.
  2. Automated failover of the Sunlight controller service in the event of a failure.
  3. Disaster recovery procedure.
  4. NexVisor automatic failover.
  5. NexVisor discovery mode and auto addition to a cluster.
  6. Vdisk management.
  7. Manual placement and transfer of VMs between different NexVisor nodes through the UI
  8. Windows guest support. This is officialy planned for the next verison.
  9. Graphical mode console support.
  10. Multi-user support with Role Based Access Control.
  11. Striping of volumes across multiple physical NVMe drives, in order to enable larger volume capacity and enhancing single drive performance to more than 1 Million IOPs.
  12. Increased NIC speed support to 25/50/100gbit. Supported Hardware revisions are planned in 2019 to accommodate faster NIC speeds. Sunlight will be releasing a custom 100gbit/s acceleration card that will significantly enhance virtualised NIC performance.
  13. Online Upgrade Support. This issue is of high priority on the dev cycle.
  14. Multi-LUN aggregation support (creating super LUNs made up of many smaller LUNs that can span physical NVMe drives for increased capacity).

Breaking Changes

  • N/A