Allow FreeBSD on c3.small devices
Enable FreeBSD to be a supported operating system on c3.small devices
XCP-ng as officially supported OS
Add XCP-ng as officially supported OS https://xcp-ng.org/
Ubuntu Pro for Equinix Metal
Provide an Ubuntu Pro offering similar to Ubuntu Pro for AWS: https://ubuntu.com/aws/pro and Azure: https://ubuntu.com/azure/pro
Alma Linux support
Alma Linux is under development as a drop-in replacement for CentOS. In order to prepare for CentOS 8 which will go EOL on December 31, 2021, support the Alma Linux team as they bring up this new OS.
User selectable OS Versions
We are regularly updating the underlying OS images we use for provisioning. Some users may want to stick to a known good version and slowly test updates on their own terms. Internal Staff users are able to provision using a non-default OSV and clients can sort of do something similar using magic user-data comments. While the magic-user-data comment is documented https://metal.equinix.com/developers/docs/operating-systems/custom-images/ its not very obvious/friendly. A "proper" input field in the Portal or API and info in metadata would be more discoverable and likely add to its use. This will also ease the ability for 3rd party OS partners to test their images in almost-production safely, including by their own partners/clients.
CentOS Stream Support
CentOS 8 will go EOL on December 31, 2021. In order to prepare for the transition to CentOS Stream could you make a separate image available for testing Stream? One can swap the existing CentOS 8 images over to Stream with dnf commands, but we use Equinix Metal as a platform for our CI, and running dnf to swap to stream will potentially require a reboot and add a lot of time to our deployments. Thanks!
Rocky Linux support
Rocky Linux is under development as a drop-in replacement for CentOS. In order to prepare for CentOS 8 which will go EOL on December 31, 2021, support the Rocky Linux team as they bring up this new OS.
FreeBSD 12 as Officially Supported OS
Support FreeBSD 12 as an official Equinix Metal Operating System.