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How to specify hostname for VM [closed]

asked 2013-12-14 21:25:17 -0500

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updated 2013-12-16 15:33:48 -0500

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I've created a group consisting of VMs with hostnames like host01-host20. One of the VMs host05 had a problem and I had to delete it using "nova delete". Now Nova does report that it doesn't exist which means it's not in the DB anymore. When I create a new VM, it picks up the hostname as host21. But i want it to pick the missing hostname instead.

I create VM using this command nova boot --flavor <x> --image <y> --count <z> host

Any idea what's wrong and what is needed to achieve that?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by koolhead17
close date 2014-06-05 08:57:18.435613

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How are you creating new instances?

larsks gravatar imagelarsks ( 2013-12-16 12:44:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-12-16 15:46:00 -0500

You may just have to force it to be host05 and be done with it.

nova boot --flavor XXX --image YYY host05

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Thanks I'll give that a try.

stacksam gravatar imagestacksam ( 2013-12-17 22:21:03 -0500 )edit

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