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  1. Proper VM backups

    I would like the ability to do fast decent VM backups similar to how OnAPP does it, or integrate r1soft like Onapp v6 will do which would be a better backups solution.

    31 votes
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      under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Backups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Central storage

      Central storage (e.g. Ceph) would allow for improved migrations and failover scenario's.

      30 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Custom ISO / Remote URL ISO Support

        Hi,

        Currently, customers need to ask the providers to mount an ISO. It would be useful to allow the customers to mount an ISO from an URL. Not that hard to implement, and saves a bunch of hours.

        21 votes
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          5 comments  ·  VPS Creation Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a migration path for VZ6 to VZ7 within the SolusVM migration function.

          With VZ6 going EOL in late 2019 and VZ7 now being in full release as of around 6 weeks ago it would be a huge help to allow us to migrate from VZ6 to VZ7 nodes, the process is fairly straight forward.

          Even if that is a migration only without data i.e. update the solusvm DB to let it know the VPS is on a VZ7 node now.

          This would help us prepare with plenty of time for VZ6 EOL

          19 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • One-click IP change

            We are handling an increasing number of migrations from one location to another, and it would be helpful to streamline this process for efficiency:

            Next to the ADD button where we add a new IP, there would be a REPLACE MAIN IP button to click instead. It simply replaces the main IP and deletes the old one to make it available in the pool again.

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Networking & IP Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add --no-sparse parameter with virt-resize to avoid filesystem issues in KVM VM.

              During the VM creation, solusvm slave uses `virt-resize --expand /dev/sda1 template.gz /dev/dm-x` to expand the template and to write to the LV. However, if LV has obsolete data on it, and virt-resize copies template with sparse mode, the obsolete data could occupy the space where superblocks are supposed to write to and it leads to no bootable device error.

              I understand this behaviour can be avoided if we already zeroed the Volume Group, but it's still affecting the Windows guests.

              Please add a toggle to enable/disable the --no-sparse mode for each template in Template settings page.

              3 votes
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                3 comments  ·  KVM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • API improvment: vserver-change-cpu

                It would be good if we have an option to change the cpuunits and cpulimits of a OpenVZ VM using the vserver-change-cpu API call.

                8 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Get client ID in API action "client-create" result.

                  When Creating Client with API result do not have client ID. It would be nice feature. Now You need list clients and find ID by user name :(

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improved IP block management

                    We have a lot of IPv4 /27 and /26 public IP blocks. At our various locations we share VLANs and IP blocks between many servers. Each time we add a new server we have to manually add the server to many IP blocks. This is a tedious exercise. It's the most tedious exercise we do in SolusVM management. We would like to request some kind of better design. I think what would be better is if SolusVM had some higher level "grouping" of network blocks that you then assigned to servers in same VLAN. When we needed to add a…

                    7 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Networking & IP Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • How to find out which VPS consumes the largest CPU resources, and which VPS consumes the largest IO resources.

                      Need a option or graph on SolusVM manage node page to shows largest CPU and IO resources consuming VPS list.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Future Scope  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • OpenVZ 7 Support - VM and Containers (dual virtualization)

                        Have SolusVM start using the new features of OpenVZ 7. Allow for creation of hardware VM's (KVM) and OS containers. This will allow dual virtualizaiton on the hardware nodes.

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  OpenVZ  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • / resize on KVM VM

                          SolusVM doesn't resize the / of the KVM VM when we upgrade the Disk size from SolusVM. We heard it's due to the SWAP partition which is created in the same Disk. It would be to offer the feature which resize for KVM VM.

                          8 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  KVM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • raw or qcow2 disk images for KVM

                            Having done some experiments and seeing that NVMe is becoming the storage platform of the future I would like to request that you allow none LVM based storage for KVM.

                            RAW seems to perform some 30 - 40% better than logical volumes on raid NVMe, this may be due to some bottle neck or limitation with logical volume based block devices but the results are fairly consistent and from reboot to all guests booted RAW out performs LVM by closer to 60%

                            In simple terms this just means updating the config file the point at the raw or qcow2 image.

                            10 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the icon for the Archlinux OS in Client Panel-Reinstall Action.

                              When we reinstall the OS from client panel, we could find the list of OS icons.

                              Archlinux OS is showing the Linux Icon instead it's own. Please change this.

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin & User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add enable/disable toggle for Migration function.

                                It would be good to have Enable/Disable toggle for Migration feature.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fetch KVM VPS HDD and memory details on the SolusVM Panel.

                                  Display the KVM VPS HDD and memory activity details on the SolusVM panel as OpenVZ VPS.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Admin & User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cloud-init support

                                    Cloud init is the standard when it comes to provisioning servers. Not only in large clouds such as AWS, others use it too in one way or another. It would be good if SolusVM would follow this standard.

                                    7 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  VPS Creation Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • virsh console access

                                      Please add console and serial to the autogenerated config so that admins can use
                                      `virsh console vpsname`

                                      Solus uses KVM as backend and should not limit its features.

                                      Currently one gets greeted with
                                      `error: internal error: cannot find character device <null>`

                                      Placing full XML config that includes serial and console in every VPS via Solus web panel to overcome this limitation is awkward.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Backend Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VLAN support

                                        It would be great if we can deposit a VLAN at kvm in the solusvm admin panel.

                                        It should also be possible to assign multiple VLANs (trunk mode).

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Networking & IP Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please allow us to use symbols for VPS root/admin password

                                          Currently we cant use symbols for VPS root/admin password. please include symbols as well.

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Admin & User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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