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From ilya <>
Subject Re: Feature proposal: Resource naming policies
Date Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:15:24 GMT
Awesome and long awaited!!!!

On 4/14/16 4:40 AM, Jeff Hair wrote:
> Yesterday, we submitted this pull request:
> This originally grew out of making the VirtualMachineName class non-static
> (original PR is mentioned in the above link). We're presenting this as a
> refactoring of the existing code to enable more extensibility and
> flexibility, make unit testing easier, and unify the way CloudStack
> generates resource names.
> There is an associated JIRA ticket at CLOUDSTACK-9003. I will be writing up
> a design document for the CS wiki in the next few days.
> jburwell wanted me to open a discussion on the developer list about the PR
> and how it is implemented:
> There is now a ResourceNamingPolicyManager and a bunch of
> ResourceNamingPolicies. The manager exposes a method to get a policy for a
> type of resource, and the naming policies generate UUIDs + resource names.
> The default naming policies generate names exactly the same way as they are
> created now. This is in a new module called default-naming-policies. By
> excluding this module and loading our own naming policies, we gain the
> ability to change how names are generated.

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