[pve-devel] Generic term to cover VMs and containers in the documentation

Fabian Grünbichler f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com
Tue Apr 12 14:09:16 CEST 2016


> Emmanuel Kasper <e.kasper at proxmox.com> hat am 12. April 2016 um 13:55
> geschrieben:
> What would be a good term to cover both of these ?
> 
> I am thinking of either 'machine' or 'virtualized system'.
> 
> 'machine' itself is used by systemd, see this machinectl(1) extract,
> 
>        machinectl may be used to introspect and control the state
>        of the systemd(1) virtual machine and container registration
>        manager systemd-machined.service(8).
>  	
>        -a, --all
>            When showing machine properties, show all properties
>            regardless of whether they are set or not.
> 
> 
> Any thoughts on that ?

I've only seen "machine" in the systemd world so far.. Not sure about
alternatives though, "guest" might be an option? Does not have a nice
abbreviation though ;)



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