Is "Server" better rather than "Instance"?

Bug #1725493 reported by Akihiro Motoki on 2017-10-20
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OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon)
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Bug Description

Is it better to rename "Instance" to "Server"?

Horizon uses 'Instance" to refer to nova "server" for a long time, but this is the only usage of "instance" in the meaning of "server". Nova API, nova CLI and openstack CLI all use 'server' for the meaning. "instance" can be used in different meanings. I think "Instance" just come from AWS EC2 terminology. It brings OpenStack users to inconsistency in the terminology.

Gary W. Smith (gary-w-smith) wrote :

This sounds like a good topic for the weekly horizon meeting. It would be nice to resolve the inconsistency, but I have to admit that referring to instances of virtual machines is more natural than "servers" (which sound more like VM hosts).

Ying Zuo (yingzuo) on 2017-10-26
Changed in horizon:
importance: Undecided → Low
Ying Zuo (yingzuo) wrote :

We talked about this at the weekly meeting today. It makes sense to be consistent with Nova and Openstack CLI terminology, but we have been using "instance" and this is not causing confusion, so it's low priority. Would love to get some feedback on this during the upcoming summit.

Akihiro Motoki (amotoki) wrote :

Is there any feedback from the summit forum?
I failed to find the summit forum etherpad of horizon feedback session.

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