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From Nuno Tavares <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Hiding the instance name from users
Date Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:53:51 GMT
Hi Erik,

We also had this problem, and we patched CS to show it on the details. Nevertheless, I believe
the API will allow you to filter by instance_name. An example of that is that you can actually
search by the instance name in the UI.

I'm going to ask our wizards to push this mainstream, if they didn't do it already.


Kind regards,

Nuno Tavares
Senior DevOps Infra Specialist
LeaseWeb Technologies B.V.

T: +31 20 316 0235

Luttenbergweg 8, 1101 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands

From: Erik Weber []
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:41 AM
To: dev
Subject: [DISCUSS] Hiding the instance name from users


Before I file a bug I'd like to check if anyone know a good reason for
hiding the instance name, that is the typical i-2-123-VM name, from users?

There are cases where an error returns the instancename rather than
name/uuid, and this is confusing when users have no means to map that to
something they know.

Example log where instance name is used:

Failed to attach volume myvolume to VM mymachine; Device 1 is used in VM

If you do operations manually, or one by one then it is easy to correlate
it to your last action, but couple this with any kind of automation where
you do things in parallell and it becomes a nightmare to figure out of.


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