Rename confusing VM Instance "reset" menu option to "hard restart"
I found "reset" option under the "VM instances" list, right click on an instance menu highly confusing. It would be more intuitive to call it "hard restart".
Some (me and my colleague) then saw the option and initially thought about it as a way to reset a host to the state right after the instance creation. Not as "hard restart"
Thanks for your feedback. “Naming is hard,” as they say. :/ While we’ll definitely take your feedback under consideration, it is not highly likely that we’ll change this unless we get a ton of feedback on it, because it has been this way a long time, and changing the wording at this point would add even more confusion for our users who used to know it the other way. Also note, the word comes from the model that the button on a real machine is called “reset.” What you’re talking about of “reverting” an instance to its clean state would be a different feature akin to “restoring to a snapshot” or re-creating the disk from the Image, essentially.
I had to actually google what "reset" meant; the description makes it sound like it will be reset to a clean VM image state. Not just "it's like pressing the reset button"
Reaming it to "Reboot" or "Restart" makes way more sense.
I think most Unix users, will find "reboot" the most common, familiar and known option. I have never used the term "reset" to reboot an instance. I get your point in "...the word comes from the model that the button on a real machine is called “reset..." However, we're not talking about standing in front of a physical machine here, we're dealing with a cloud service (gCp), hence we're dealing with commands, not machines.
Dhilip Ranganathan commented
Makes sense, to keep the terminology and intended meaning clear for the consumer.
Seems to be an easy to fix.