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  1. 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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    We are happy to announce that the feature has been released to 6.1 Edge 1 version.

    This release features TRIM support for LVM data stores that use SSDs or have Thin Provisioning configured. TRIM can be enabled at data store level, it will be applied to Linux Virtual Servers with xfs or ext4 filesystems. For online VSs it will be applied after a reboot scheduled be the user or admin. More information can be found here https://docs.onapp.com/faq/trim

    At this point TRIM isn’t available for Integrated Storage.

  2. 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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  3. New GUI

    The Onapp CP GUI start to feels a bit outdated. Is there any plan to replace it with a more modern one?

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