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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Re: "list virtualmachines name=" problem
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58:51 GMT
Thanks Phillip for sending the PR, merged on master and 4.5 branches.

On Thursday 05 March 2015 06:07 PM, Phillip Kent wrote:
> Note this is a property of the API call, listVirtualMachines, not Cloudmonkey.
> So far as I can tell it is performing a substring match. Actually,
> quite useful :-)
> But it should be documented. I just made a pull request for a note to
> appear in the API documentation:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dan Dong <>
> To: "" <>
> Cc:
> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:49:15 -0600
> Subject: Re: "list virtualmachines name=" problem.
> Hi, Harikrishna,
>    Thanks, surely UUID will work in this case, but why not let user decide
> the match pattern himself? E.g:
> list virtualmachines name=vm-1*
> to list vm-1, vm-10, vm-11 ......
> I think VM name is unique for all the VMs user created? It would be natural
> if all details of a VM could be got through its name, i.e:
> vm_name==>vm_details
> Cheers,
> Dan
> 2015-03-04 12:00 GMT-06:00 Harikrishna Patnala <
>> Hi Dan,
>> listVirtualMachine API provided with vm name gives the result of VMs where
>> name like “%Provided_VM_name%”.
>> As the name vm-10 is like vm-1, you are getting the result of vm-10 as
>> well.
>> You can try with UUID of the vm which gives you exact vm details you want,
>> http://localhost:8080/client/api?command=listVirtualMachines&id=11b7032d-4c03-4fc0-a394-71d921c1e3ba
>> Thanks,
>> Harikrishna
>> On 04-Mar-2015, at 10:01 pm, Dan Dong <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>   I found when I try to list details of the VM with name vm-1 by:
>>> list virtualmachines name=vm-1
>>> Cloudstack will also return me with info of another VM machine of vm-10,
>> so
>>> I got 2 VMs info here.
>>> How to avoid this? Thanks.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Dan

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