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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-8580) Users should be able to expunge VMs
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:08:05 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on CLOUDSTACK-8580:
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GitHub user borisroman opened a pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/593

    CLOUDSTACK-8580

    Users are now able to view, expunge and recover their vm's themselves. Two configuration
options are added to allow this behaviour on a global or per account scale. Configuration
options default to false.

You can merge this pull request into a Git repository by running:

    $ git pull https://github.com/borisroman/cloudstack master

Alternatively you can review and apply these changes as the patch at:

    https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/593.patch

To close this pull request, make a commit to your master/trunk branch
with (at least) the following in the commit message:

    This closes #593
    
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commit dd7dfc3a4e1e33140ecca53802660f25f831f775
Author: Boris Schrijver <boris@pcextreme.nl>
Date:   2015-07-15T09:04:32Z

    CLOUDSTACK-8580 Users are now able to view, expunge and recover their vm's themselves.
Two configuration options are added to allow this behaviour on a global or per account scale.
Configuration options default to false.

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> Users should be able to expunge VMs
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-8580
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/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).
Because of this, some automation tools cannot work because a new deployment with the same
name gives an error.  
> 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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