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From "Lennert den Teuling (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CLOUDSTACK-8580) Users should be able to expunge VMs
Date Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:09:00 GMT
Lennert den Teuling created CLOUDSTACK-8580:

             Summary: Users should be able to expunge VMs
                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-8580
             Project: CloudStack
          Issue Type: Improvement
      Security Level: Public (Anyone can view this level - this is the default.)
            Reporter: Lennert den Teuling
            Priority: Minor

When automating deployments of CloudStack (with for example Terraform) there are situations
where VMs get recreated with the same name (and hostname). When VMs are destroyed by a user,
the name will be reserved on the network until the VM truly gets expunged (depending on expunge.delay).

Users do not have the ability to directly expunge VMs (Only admin and domain-admins can),
but they can destroy them and the admin can configure the expunge.delay where VMs truly get
removed (expunged). 

Working with the expunge delay is very safe in case users accidentally remove a VM, but in
some cases (when users know what they are doing) there should also be a option to completely
remove the VM when destroying it (expunge). 

Ideally the admin should be able to configure this behavior trough the global settings, cause
i believe the admin deliberately needs to turn it on (off by default).

We have looked into making our clients domain-admin by default, but that gives them abilities
we do not want to give, so we see no other way then just enabling expunge for the user. 

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