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From Mike Tutkowski <>
Subject Re: Feature request: userid field in the vm_instance table
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:13:42 GMT
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the feedback. This sounds like a good idea.

Would you be willing to open up a JIRA ticket with this information?

Thanks again!

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 4:53 AM, David Williams <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I think it would be handy if the userid of the user that created a VM was
> recorded in the database in the vm_instance table. Currently, the only way
> I know of to find the user that deployed a VM is by checking the logs.
> There's an owner field in the vm_instance table but this seems to be the
> account ID of the account the user belongs to.
> By being able to find the user that deployed a VM, it makes VM cleanups
> much easier since you know who to contact for each VM. A similar thing in
> the other tables for the other resources would be useful too when trying to
> cleanup networks and volumes, etc. Also, if this change went ahead, then
> the API and GUI could be changed also to show the user details for the VM
> when listing the VM's details.
> We are running 4.3.0.
> Thanks,
> Dave

*Mike Tutkowski*
*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
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