Release 2.0.3 - Release Notes (28 March 2019)
- The typical VLAN feature is enabled, to facilitate vlan communication between VMs.
The Wired VLAN feature is enabled and allows the vlan tagged traffic to be redirected to a specific VM. This VM is listening for that vlan tag.
For further details, you are able to visit the following link: Typical and Wired VLANs Setup.
- Improved the notification of a VM's state on the UI, ie: Active/Paused.
- User is no longer allowed to create a new instance if there are no available IPs on the attached network.
- The default active SSL certificate can be only one.
- More informative messages are displayed on the UI. This is part of a general messaging rearchitecture.
- A limit of one (1) is applied to the number VIFs attached to a VM that belong to the same subnet.
In Development - targetted for an upcoming release
- Multi-user support with Role Based Access Control.
- Striping of volumes across multiple physical NVMe drives to enable larger volume capacity and for enhancing single drive performance to 1 Million IOPs and above.
- Increased NIC speed support to 25/50/100gbit support. 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.
- Multi-LUN aggregation support (creating super LUNs made up of many smaller LUNs that can span physical NVMe drives for increased capacity)
- Template management and the ability to Download, Enable/Disable approved templates via the UI.
- Physical disks can be safely initialised via the UI.
- When power cycling the Sunlight cluster, even with a Fault Tolerance policy configured, automatic VM start-up is not currently supported when the cluster comes online. Fault Tolerance policy is only currently executed when the controller node stays online.
- Failover of network traffic between physical ethernet ports is not currently supported in this release. All 10 GBit ethernet ports must be connected for proper product behaviour.
- Multi-user and RBAC support is not supported in this version.
- During this phase, all upgrades will require controller and slave nodes to be powered down. Upgrade/install is achieved via the boot configuration option.
- We suggest that the maximum number of instances created in a cluster (in one go) is limited to less or equal than 8. We are investigating an issue relating to large scale clusters.
- To enable windows support in this version it is necessary for a support engineer to connect and install the windows template as it is not available from the installer by default. Please contact your sunlight sales rep to enable this.
- Windows VMs can not be reboot from inside the guest machine (Windows VM) and this action must be performed only from the UI, executing a stop / start.
- In order to create a Windows VM we advise to choose the flavour named windowsFLV, which is specifically optimised with sufficient resources for the windows VM.
- To configure and access the Windows instances properly, it it required to execute the procedure of following attached link: Windows VM instance Configuration . Please pay attention in Step 4 regarding to Network configuration of VM instance.
- In the event of a manual master failover, the process of initialising Windows support must be done again by a support engineer.
- Adding multiple virtual network interfaces (VIFs) of the same subnet currently is not supported. We are working on this issue to solve it as soon as possible.
- Statistics of VM instances are not always displayed properly. This issue has been sheduled to be fixed in the next release 0.0.16.