[PVE-User] "Naming" of containers

Frank Thommen f.thommen at dkfz-heidelberg.de
Fri May 21 19:27:54 CEST 2021

Dear all,

is there a way to name a container in PVE, so that this name is findable 
through the "Search" form in the PVE dashboard?

By policy all VMs and containers have DNS names like <unit>-vm###, 
<unit> being an organizational unit at our institution.  The function of 
the VM or container is documented in the "Notes" field, which 
unfortunately cannot be searched.  For VMs it is possible to set a name 
which is different from the DNS name.  For VMs we have searchable 
one-word "names" which describe the VMs function.  This is not possible 
for containers.  Meaning that we have to keep a separate list to map 
container (DNS) names to functions.  This is tedious and error-prone in 
maintenance and cumbersome in usage.

Is there a way to give containers a name different from their DNS name 
which is searchable through the PVE dashboard?

We are currently running PVE 6.3-3.

Thanks in advance

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