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BETA3 0511 Release Notes (05 November 2018)

New Features

  1. Added extra 2 widgets on the dashboard page, in order to display the status of the physical resources.
  2. Updated our network functionality to enable network routing between internal and external.
  3. Complete redesign of the Administration page.
  4. Added the ability for the user to request remote support access.
  5. Added the ability for the current user to change their password.

Improvements

  1. Updated the network functionality, when creating and editing physical networks.
  2. Improved the instance console.
  3. General stability improvements.

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 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 motion of VMs between different NexVisor nodes from the UI
  8. Windows guest support.
  9. Graphical mode console support.
  10. Multi-user support with Role Based Access Control.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Online Upgrade Support.
  14. Adding the ability to restart nodes from the UI.
  15. Multi-LUN aggregation support (creating super LUNs made up of many smaller LUNs that can span physical NVMe drives for increased capacity)

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 comes online. The Fault tolerance policy is only currently executed when the controller node stays online.
  2. Failover of network traffic between physical ethernet ports is not currently supported in this beta release. All 10 GBit ethernet ports must be connected for proper product behaviour.
  3. Multi-user and RBAC support is not supported in the beta2.
  4. During the beta3 program all upgrades will require the controller and slave nodes to be powered down. Upgrade/install is achieved via the boot configuration option.
  5. 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.

Breaking Changes

  • N/A