Expose availability zones for Instances
We need to understand if Equinix Metal has the option to expose availability zones. This is required for High Availability and redundancy on Kubernetes/OpenShift clusters deployed.
Request for iPXE boot on private subnet
Currently, iPXE requires iPXE definitions files to be available on a public web server. This means the system will need to be exposed publicly.
IAM/SSO Support with 3rd Party Directory
We have many requests for IAM and SSO functionality as part of the platform.
Request for improvements around Ansible "metal" collection
Lack of management features in Ansible collection ("metal") developed by Equinix. As a consequence, administrators must make extensive use of API calls (Ansible "uri" module) in their playbooks
API support to export billing data
Extracting billing information from APIs is currently not available. At this moment, the whole workflow is manual as you need to export a file containing billing data from EM and import it to the billing app
Cross-Project Network Peering
Provide a VLAN to connect from one project to another within Metal over a VLAN dedicated to the purpose, to share a resource (such as Pure storage) with multiple projects.
Purchase Order Management
Large companies, with established procurement processes, require a structure to manage POs within a cloud platform. Equinix Metal should as well, good example of this can be found at AWS here: https://aws.amazon.com/aws-cost-management/aws-purchase-order-management/
Request for Service Accounts
Lack of Service Accounts for programmatic access to the platform (currently, personal Tokens must always be used)
ACL for source IP restriction for SOS Console
Provide feature to limit the source IP addresses allowed to reach the SOS console for reserved instances in a customers given project.