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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject [DISCUSS] Fixing API response to return uuid instead of integer for listVMs
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:02:44 GMT

The listVirtualMachines API response contains a guest os_type_id field which is an integer,
and therefore not useful or easily consumable [1].

All new/modern APIs for example should only return UUIDs for client/users to consume, returning
integers (as in database id) may not be

consumeable. Therefore, I've sent a PR [2] that aims to fix the issue for the API by making
it return uuid for the guest_os_type field instead of the id (integer).

Please share if you've any concerns around the change, as it breaks the API response type
return by previous CloudStack versions from id to uuid for the listVirtualMachines API. In
most cases, if you're consuming this field from the API response; the field should work with
other APIs wherever they are further passed or processed and the API service should convert
the id and uuid interchangeably.

The only APIs which directly accepts the guest os type is listGuestOsMapping and it works
with both uuid and integer ids, though using uuids is preferred and advised.




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