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Release 2.0.3 - Release Notes (28 March 2019)

New Features

  1. The typical VLAN feature is enabled, in order to facilitate vlan communications between VMs.
  2. The Wired VLAN feature is enabled, in order to permit the redirection of the vlan tagged traffic to a specific VM. The specific VM is now "listening" for that vlan tag.

    Please visit the following link for further details: Typical and Wired VLANs Setup.


  1. Improved UI notification of a VM's state, ie: Active/Paused.
  2. User is no longer permitted to create a new instance if there are no available IPs on the attached network.
  3. There can only be one default active SSL certificate.
  4. More informative messages are displayed on the UI. This is part of a general messaging rearchitecture.
  5. The limit of one (1) is applied to the number VIFs attached to a VM that belongs to the same subnet.

In Development - targetted for an upcoming release

  1. Multi-user support with Role Based Access Control (RBAC).
  2. Striping of volumes across multiple physical NVMe drives, in order to enable larger volume capacity and enhanced single drive performance to more than 1 Million IOPs.
  3. Increased NIC speed support to 25/50/100gbit. Supported Hardware revisions are planned during 2019 to accommodate faster NIC speeds. Sunlight will be releasing a custom 100gbit/s acceleration card, aiming at significantly enhanced virtualised NIC performance.
  4. Multi-LUN aggregation support (creating super LUNs made up of many smaller LUNs that can span physical NVMe drives for increased capacity).
  5. The template management feature has been added, including the functionality of Downloading and Enable/Disable approved templates via the UI.
  6. Physical disks can be safely initialised via the UI.

Known Issues

  1. When power cycling the Sunlight cluster, even with a Fault Tolerance policy configured, automatic VM start-up is not currently supported when the cluster is brought online. Fault Tolerance policy is currently executed only when the controller node remains online.
  2. Failover of network traffic between physical ethernet ports is not currently supported in this release. All 10 GBit ethernet ports must be connected for ideal product performance.
  3. Multi-user and RBAC are not supported in this version.
  4. During this phase, all upgrades will require controller and slave nodes to be powered down. Upgrade/install is achieved via the boot configuration option.
  5. It is recommended that the maximum number of instances created in a cluster (all at once) should be limited to less or equal than 8. An issue related to large scale clusters is currently being investigated.
  6. To enable windows support in this version, it is necessary for a support engineer to connect and install the windows template, since this feature is not available by default through the installer. Please contact your Sunlight sales representative for further information on how to enable this feature.
  7. Windows VMs can not be rebooted through the guest machine (Windows VM).This action should only be performed through the UI, executing a stop / start sequence.
  8. In order to create a Windows VM, it is advised to choose the flavour named "windowsFLV", which is specifically optimised with sufficient resources for the windows VM.
  9. In order to properly configure and access the Windows instances, it is required to execute the procedure described in the following link: Windows VM instance Configuration. Please pay particular attention to Step 4, regarding the Network configuration of the VM instance.
  10. In the event of a manual master failover, the process of initialising Windows support must be performed once again by a Sunlight support engineer.
  11. Adding multiple virtual network interfaces (VIFs) of the same subnet is not currently supported. Sunlight engineers are currently working on this issue, in order to be resolved as soon as possible.
  12. Statistics of VM instances are not always displayed properly. This issue is expected to be fixed in the next release 0.0.16.

Breaking Changes

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