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  1. Clone Virtual Servers

    We'd like to have a feature in OnApp that allows for cloning servers. Every other virtualization solution offers this. The basic workflow would be:


    1. Go to the Virtual Machine details page

    2. Click on Tools > VS Options > Clone Virtual Server

    3. Select the new settings for the new Virtual Server (hostname, IPs, etc)

    4. The server is cloned under the same user's account so now the user has two identical servers except for hostname and IPs and whatever other specs he chose to change (CPUs, hard disk space).

    The current workflow is too cumbersome. We have to…

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  2. Thin provisioning support

    The way OnApp's VM's work does not provide the possibility to use real thin provisioning because the removed files from the thin provisioned sectors are not actually marked as free on the storage end and they continue to keep it locked. That doesn't allow us to migrate all our shared servers to OnApp as lots of SSD space will be wasted due to OnApp not supporting the exposal of the DISCARD command to virtual machines.

    There are many storage systems out there which provide a block device (e.g. /dev/sdc) on the host, which supports the DISCARD (aka ATA TRIM) command.…

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    Our development team is working to support TRIM for new and existing VS’s on KVM and XEN Compute Resources. TRIM will be configurable on the DataStore level. It will be available in one of the upcoming edge releases ready for preview.
    The underlying storage should support TRIM or Thin Provisioning, check this doc https://docs.onapp.com/misc/logical-volume-management-lvm/discards-for-lvm-level-thin-provisioning.

    Depending on the feedback, the functionality can be changed.

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