Instance State in Metadata API
It would be useful if the Metadata API for an instance could return the running state for that instance as part of it's response. As in if I am a Metal instance, I want to be able to get "state": "powered_on" or "state": "provisioning" from my Metadata API. This would let automation pivot based on the platform state of the box, as in "If I am still in provisioning state in the Metal platform, wait until state is powered_on before performing proceeding. Exposing it through metadata dramatically simplifies the act of getting the answer needed as opposed to querying it via the public API
Lab feature for subsidized testing, exploration and learning
Users want to access Equinix Metal for trials, learning, demos, testing, and general exploration but without the high cost of "big iron" production gear. Smaller bite-sized config Subsidized if possible Reduced SLA and other considerations (e.g. bandwidth limitations) Technical support and content focused on users, not companies Basically a really cool homelab, but sitting at Equinix and paired with all the cool platform features, automation, and advanced networking features.
In Portal Storage Appliance Quoting and Reservation Workflow
There should be a specific in portal workflow created that allows me to select, quote, reserve, or initiate a sales led conversation for the consumption of a storage appliance from any integrated, available vendors. Indicating specifics related to availability of any pre-stocked hardware for rapid delivery would be a great value added feature to this mechanism.
Support for SAP HCL for Standard Metal Instances
Support validation and listing on the SAP HCL for select Metal instance models: https://www.sap.com/dmc/exp/2014-09-02-hana-hardware/enEN/#/solutions?filters=iaas This would enable workloads including SAP HANA and NetWeaver.
SOS / OOB endpoint string in API /device response
Right now the only place to get the entirety of a devices OOB / SOS SSH endpoint is through the UI. You could recompose it with just the devices UUID but that requires lots of human screen scaping. Putting it in the device endpoint would let it be grabbed easily by metalcli and raw API and found through the devices JSON. Purely QoL enhancement to reduce round trips through the UI.
Hi. Please consider giving us us a WHMCS module. URL https://developers.whmcs.com/modules/ It is the best way to sell Equinix Metal and help make it competitive than deploying on GCP or AWS. Thanks!!!
VyOS VR on Network Edge
Enable customers to order VyOS virtual router packaged by 3rd party vendor on Network Edge Marketplace
Workload Optimized gaming config
Enable a Workload Optimized config based on the m3.small with a faster base clock speed processor (Intel E-2386G) and reduced RAM (16GB).
Automatic Compliance for Power Management Code of Conduct (EU)
Comply with BIOS power settings best practice as part of EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-products/code-conduct-ict/code-conduct-energy-efficiency-data-centres_en and related country specific requirements like https://english.rvo.nl/information/laws-regulations/energy-efficiency-notification-obligation/energy-efficiency-obligation