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From Koushik Das <>
Subject RE: Internal db. id in VM instance/disk names
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:37:46 GMT
Vmware also uses UUID for hostname. I was thinking from list API perspective but as Kishan
confirmed admin and normal user get different responses so should be fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: prasanna [] On Behalf Of Prasanna Santhanam
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Internal db. id in VM instance/disk names

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:17:10AM +0530, Koushik Das wrote:
> Recently there were changes made in CS to replace internal ids with 
> uuid. The reason was to obfuscate the increasing id sequences with 
> something random. But if you look at the vm instance name format 
> i-<account_id>-<vm_instance_id>-VM, it still has the internal ids in 
> them. Should there be changes in the VM names as well to use uuids?

Do you mean the hostname within the VM? I'm pretty sure we assign uuid to the hostnames for
XenServer and KVM. Not sure about VmWare. Only administrators can see the internal name and
there is no trace of it within user vms.


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