DO Ideas 2

Make the interface for changing the kernel better

The interface you provide for changing the kernel of a droplet is incredibly annoying and error-prone.

For one thing, you should provide a separate drop-down for i686 vs x86_64 and filter the list of kernels based on the value of that drop-down, so I don't have to scan through a ton of kernels that my droplet can't actually use. Even better would be to do that filtering automatically, since I believe you already know which droplets are 32-bit and which are 64-bit when they're created.

For another, the sorting is wrong -- it's lexical rather than logical based on the version numbers in the kernel versions.

It would be great if you could improve this. Right now, I find it incredibly difficult to find the kernel I want in that messy, out-of-order dropdown.

  • Jonathan Kamens
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    This is a much needed update and we'll get it into our roadmap. Thanks!
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  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:28

    Would be nice to see this improved. When you have 10+ vps and have to scan though the list that doesn't seem ordered it's too easy to select the wrong one.

    Would also be nice if it there was a setting to automatically pull the current installed and update it magically so I don't have to yum update, then go power it down, match it in the DO panel and power up.

  • Michael commented
    September 11, 2018 17:28

    In addition, I wonder why this can't be automated. Does the service not have enough information to select the proper kernel, at least by default?

  • Carlos Killpack commented
    September 11, 2018 17:28

    I would also like to be able to specify boot parameters.