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From Ahmad Emneina <>
Subject Re: Custom instance names ?
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:30:18 GMT
Gotcha, you might want to check out the source code and find what Pranav
was talking about. You'll have to modify more code if you want things like
security groups to work... OR file a feature request. I don’t believe this
behavior exists 'out of the box'.

On 1/24/13 9:23 PM, "Jake G." <> wrote:

>Hi Ahmad,
>I am aware of that global setting, but the problem is I would like
>instance name to include the company or user name of the account that
>created the instance.
> '' Global setting only allows be to add static text
>globally, which is not what I am trying to do.
>Thank you for your reply.
> From: Ahmad Emneina <>
>To: ""
><>; Jake G.
>Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:18 PM
>Subject: Re: Custom instance names ?
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Jake G. []
>>Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:28 PM
>>Subject: Custom instance names ?
>>Hi All,
>>Wondering if it is possible to include the Account Name or User Name in
>>the instance name that is auto-created by cloudstack 4.0 (vCenter 5).
>>Current naming schema -> i-50-VM
>>Custom naming schema -> i-50-VM-companyA   or   i-50-VM-companyA-jimsmith
>>Seems like it should be possible with some variables added somewhere, but
>>not sure.
>>Thank you for all your help!
>Navigate to your global settings and search for ''. There you
>can append whatever you like, the default value is 'VM'. That¹s where you
>get the instance name 'I-<account_id>-<vm_instance_id>-VM'. Since this is
>a global, all vm's managed by the cloudstack instance will reflect this.


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