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Status Delivered
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 20, 2019

REST API does not return Description field of VM

When defining a VM in PowerVC, you can add a description of the virtual machine. That is (or can be) displayed in PowerVC when looking at the list of vm's etc. We use that description to specify what the VM does (what the customer uses it for), since VM names are (for our implementation) basically sequence numbers.

When getting details from VM's by using the REST API you get almost all details for the VM ("server_id") that you specify, but a few fields are missing, notably the DESCRIPTION field. Since virtually all other fields are there, why is the description missing? We would greatly prefer the description to be included.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 8, 2020

    Thank you for your suggestion - There is an option in API to get the description, refer updates from Madhavi

  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2019

    Since the REST_API call to GET the details returns almost ALL details, except the Description field, I have argued that the current behavior (omitting the Description field and no API to get it) is a bug. Since support did not agree with that conclusion I have created the RFE.