5.8 Resource Object Naming and Renaming

The Orchestration Server Resource Grid object type can include resources of various types, including physical machines, virtual machines (VMs), and VM templates, all of which are modeled differently in the Orchestration Console because of their varying roles in the Orchestration Server system. Some resource names are generated by the Orchestration Server system and can therefore receive generic, arbitrary names such as mysql-1, mysql-2, and so on. Resources you name at installation time or creation time might also change in their purpose or facilities.

As the quantity of these Resource objects grows in your grid, you might find it helpful or necessary to rename them, assigning more meaningful, intuitive names to suit the purpose of the object. The object’s “display name” is visible in the Orchestration Console interface, interfaces, and in optional zos and zosadmin commands.

NOTE:Resource object groups (that is, the folders that contain these Resource objects) can also be renamed. Objects such as jobs, events, and users cannot be renamed.

A Resource object’s name is stored in the ${objectType}.displayname fact, which exists on every Grid object type, even those objects that cannot be renamed.

You can rename a Resource object in the Orchestration Console by using one of three methods:

As you use one of these methods, you will notice that the fact value is pre-populated with the ${objectType}.id fact. This functions as the name value for the object name until you decide to change it.

NOTE:Even after being renamed, the Resource object retains its associated resource ID in the .id fact. This is not editable.

For more information about making the Resource object display names visible from the zos or zosadmin command line, see the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.5 Orchestration Server Command Line Reference.