enable the "poweroff" command in the iPXE image
I power-off machines to park them while they are waiting for next steps. Powering them off during the initial custom iPXE script would be most convenient. should be as easy as adding "#define POWEROFF_CMD " to https://github.com/tinkerbell/ipxedust/blob/main/binary/script/ipxe-customizations/common.h see https://ipxe.org/buildcfg/poweroff_cmd for more info
FreeBSD 13 as an Officially Supported OS
Support FreeBSD 13 as an official Equinix Metal operating system.
Windows Server 2022 as an Officially Supported OS
Microsoft announcement: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2021/09/01/windows-server-2022-now-generally-available-delivers-innovation-in-security-hybrid-and-containers/
Support Proxmox as an Offical Operating System
At the moment, to install Prox on our platform you would need to deploy a vanilla Debian system then follow the suggested steps from Proxmox docs to then install/setup Prox. It would be fantastic to add this to our out-of-the-box OS offering at device deployment (e.g. ESXi, Rancher, etc).
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.
Red Hat CoreOS as an Officially Supported OS
Support RHCOS as an official Equinix Metal operating system for Openshift and other use cases.
Support Flatcar Linux on c3.large.arm
Provide a stable channel of Flatcar Linux for the new c3.large.arm (Ampere Altra) servers at Equinix Metal.
VyOS as an Officially Supported OS
Support VyOS 1.3 as an official operating system inline with offerings on AWS, GCP, etc. "VyOS is a Debian GNU/Linux-based open source network operating system with VPN, router and firewall functionality out of the box. With a primary focus on routing, we offer our users access to enterprise-grade services such as powerful traffic filtering, flow analysis, high availability topologies, IPsec, OpenVPN and NAT. A flexible selection of VPN technologies, including DMVPN and even modern WireGuard, along with advanced dynamic routing support, transforms VyOS into a centralized management hub for connecting your network environments and bridging the gap between cloud-based and on-premises infrastructure."