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  1. Maintenance Mode - Don't force a reboot

    When maintenance mode is disabled the server needs to reboot in order to return to normal use. With the improvements in v6.1 you should be able to exit maintenance mode without requiring a reboot and run the initial boot scripts.

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  2. Support for 4Kn sector size HDD drives natively for static HVs

    Currently, OnApp does not support 4Kn sector size HDD drives for Static Hypervisors, and we need to do a workaround for OnApp to use 4Kn sector size drives.

    This workaround is to have the OS detect the drive via local ISCSI.

    This has major drawbacks that affect production systems which are

    1. Degrades IOPS
    2. ISCSI links get overloaded too often causing the Hypervisor to hang all virtual machines, dropping the storage links.
    3. IO is very expensive, this method degrades it more

    Hope OnApp supports this so we can let go of using ISCSI for local storage just to…

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  3. Make Smart Servers Smart

    Smart Servers as things stand, aren't really that smart. They are barely different from Bare Metal servers in any useful sense.

    When deploying Smart Servers we should have the option of using NIC passthrough or not. If we chose not to use it, then we should retain the very useful features of Firewall and bandwidth monitoring.

    Without this it becomes very tedious to monitor bandwidth over a fleet of Smart Servers - we'd have to monitor when a machine changes HV, change the mapping of switch port to server in our billing platform (taking in to account the bandwidth already…

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