List VM by name instead of VMID in GUI


Aug 7, 2019

After a few years running XenServer (home) and ESXi/vSphere (work), I migrated my home virtualisation server to Proxmox. I am very pleased so far, but one thing bugs me.

I have been accustomed to viewing VMs in alphabetical order and I cannot find a way to do this in Proxmox. They are displayed by VMID, which seems to be the default 'qm list' output.

I am sure this has been discussed before, but I have not been able to find a specific topic on it. I am unsure if the keywords I was using were the issue or if it's an old information buried in thousands of pages. Hopefully it's not something trivial I have missed.

In any case, if there is any info out there how to change listing or a rational to use this VMID listing instead of alphabetical, I would be interested. Otherwise, I guess will fill in a feature request in the bug tracker.



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