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Re: Instance IDs and Multiple Zones


I asked for further details in IRC, which started a discussion
there. To sum up, most folks agree migrations within a zone won't
require a new instance ID. Nothing changes except the compute host
it's running on. Migrations outside of a zone would require a new
instance ID, but this should be fine, since other things would also
change (such as IP, available volumes, ...). A cross-zone migration
will be more of a copy+delete than a proper move.


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 06:14:31PM +0000, Sandy Walsh wrote:
> Pvo brought up a good use case for naming a little while ago: Migrations.
> If we use the instance id (assume UNC) to provide hints to the target zone, this means the instance id would need to change should the instance move locations. That's a no-no by everyone's measure. 
> So, now I'm thinking more about Justin's comment about an external registry.
> Perhaps a glance-like entry with metadata that can change?
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