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  1. VCL
  2. VCL-1025

Update naming convention for VMware VMs

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.5
    • Component/s: vcld (backend)
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      Description

      The VMware ESXi 6.5 web console displays the following warning when editing a VM provisioned by VCL:

      The virtual machine's name cannot contain double quote, colon or slash characters

      The current naming convention is:
      <computer.hostname>:<imagerevision.imagename> (<shared>|<dedicated>)

      The colon can be replaced with an underscore. The shared/dedicated was added to be able to tell if a VM uses a shared virtual disk (linked clone) or a complete copy of an image was created for the VM. This isn't very useful.

      It would be useful to change the display name for VMs that are actively assigned to a reservation.

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            • Assignee:
              arkurth Andrew Kurth
              Reporter:
              arkurth Andrew Kurth
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