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  1. Allow editing of virtual disk size without VM operating system credentials.

    As an IAAS provider, we don't always have credentials within the VM, but still need to expand virtual disks for our customers. It would be nice to be able to expand the size of a virtual disk without the need to enter credentials for the VM to expand the partition.

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  2. Importing OVAs for vCenter requires up to 3x the size of the OVA to import successfully.

    Aside from the configurable directory for storing templates, there is no way to specify which directory to use as temporary storage while it attempts to extract/convert the OVA. If you have a separate disk for the OnApp application and files, it defaults to using /tmp on the / file system for extracting/converting the OVA file. It would be preferred to have the tmp directory used for such processes to be within the OnApp installation directly instead of in /tmp which fills up the / file system.

    2 votes
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  3. Improve Management for Basic Edge Gateways

    OnApp allows managing some Basic Edge services (NAT, Firewall and VPN).

    Add a possibility to manage all services (including Distributed Logical Routing) via OnApp

    List of services to add - DHCP, Static Routing, Load Balancer.

    4 votes
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  4. Pricing for Service add-ons

    It should be possible to set a one-off fee for service add-ons.

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  5. Enforce Service add-ons

    Add an ability to enforce a service add-on so that it is automatically applied to a user VS. Also add an option to select which service add-on to enforce from any VSs within a vCloud Catalog item, or from the Templates within OnApp.

    1 vote
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  6. Speedup auto backups by using existing instances of daily backups for weekly, monthly, yearly copies.

    If there is configured a daily backups schedule, successfully created daily backup can be easily turned in to copies of other longer periods. No need wasting time and resources for creating separate instances executing weekly, monthly or yearly schedules. Just use existing daily copy instead of removing it on next turn.

    4 votes
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  7. Provide an ability to disable or hide certain IP address within an existing IP range.

    In some cases, we need to reserve ( hide or make disabled ) a single IP or multiple such IPs in the existing range. This is useful to prevent picking chosen IPs during new server creation. Applicable to some IPs which are temporarily not usable due to been blocked by spam defenders or attacked by a botnet.

    4 votes
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  8. RAM price in GB

    Migrate RAM prices to GB instead of MB. If we want to convert MB to GB then 1/1024 comes out to be 0.0009765625 which is 10 decimal points which breaks OnApp precision hard limit which is set to 8.

    4 votes
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  9. Enable KVM HyperV Enlightenments

    Implement a setpf features xml sub tree of a started windows VM in KVM for onapp that KVMs HyperV extensions/enlightenments are turned on, I would like to request unless I missing something that you enable these in KVM on windows VMs

    More info here for example:

    https://scottlinux.com/2016/03/21/enable-hyper-v-enlightenments-in-kvm-for-better-windows-vm-performance/
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    7 votes
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  10. Make LVM snapshot size configurable for backups

    Currently, when a backup is created, a LVM snapshot of the disk is made. This snapshot has the same size as the original.

    This means you need to leave a *lot* of free space on each data store. Since a backup will complete in a relatively short amount of time, the snapshot will never fill for more than a few percent.

    So, I'd like to have smaller LVM snapshots when taking backups. Perferably a configurable percentage of the original disk size.

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    Lvm snapshot`s Create as full disk size. One moment 3-4 backup from one storage used 500-700 GB and…

    3 votes
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  11. Windows License Per Core Usage - Software License Reporting

    Since SPLA has changed to cost per core vs cost per CPU, it is necessary to display core count vs virtual machine count under Software Licenses.

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  12. Gzip hourly database dumps immediately for reduced temp space and shorter runtime

    When the OnApp database grows large, the hourly dump (done by /onapp/onapp-cp-install/onapp-database-dump.sh) consumes more temp space than necessary. In my case, the uncompressed dump is around 1GB, and the compressed size is around 400MB. During the dump this will require a total of 1.4GB free space to accommodate the dump followed by the compression. By piping the dump directly into gzip, the space required during backups is reduced to the size of the compressed file. As a bonus, in my case, this cuts down the runtime of the script by about two minutes as well.

    The patch below is against…

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  13. Add the initial root password JSON key on the Rebuild API response

    On the Build or Rebuild API response (https://docs.onapp.com/apim/latest/virtual-servers/build-or-rebuild-vs) it does not send the servers initial root password when called to rebuild the server.

    OnApp by default resets the password to the initial root password set on the OnApp database on re-build, so it's better to include that password so we do not need to recall a different API to get the password.

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  14. Can manage Sticky session from load balancer

    Implement configurable sticky sessions on Load balancer (20 minutes by default or configurable by gui).

    2 votes
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  15. Show "started date" column in Activity Log

    Add a column in activity log with started or executed date and one with scheduled date (as "Date" is called now). This would make it easier to track different tasks and their progress.

    2 votes
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  16. Extend "cdn_resources" API call to add "status"

    Add "status"" filed to response of "Get List of CDN Resources" API call.

    GET /cdn_resources.json

    A workaround for this request is using "/cdn_resources/:id.json" but it is costly for getting status of all resources.

    1 vote
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  17. Additional external IP addresses for Edge Gateway

    Ability to sub-allocate additional external IP addresses to the Edge gateway from OnApp interface.

    1 vote
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  18. Edge gateway instances billing

    Ability to bill customers per amount and size of Edge gateways.

    1 vote
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  19. Allow for IPv6 only VMs

    Ability to create a Virtual Server with IPv6 only.

    7 votes
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  20. Keep IP assignment history

    Sometimes, it is required to be able to see the particular IP address usage history, which Virtual Server and which user the IP belonged to during certain period of time

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