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PureApplication has the ability to deploy a full blown complex environment across PureApplication Systems. Before deleting an instance the PureApplication user is prompted for a dialog to 'Delete' or 'Cancel' the operation. However our experience is that the lifecycle can be either very fast (especially for development environments) or stable for several months to years (especially for production environments) on the same rack. The prompted message does not distinguish between this sort of environments. Over time an PureApplication user is able to accidentally delete a whole environment, for example a DB2-HADR environment across racks, regardless of the prompted message.
It would be good to have an option for a given environment to have an extra check before an instance could be deleted from the PureApplication UI.
The extra check could, for example, be entering a displayed random phrase (similar to a captcha) for a user with the permissions to delete the instance.
The option to identify an environment for the extra check could either be enabled on instance level (at deploytime or post-deploytime) or be enabled on environment profile level to identify every instance deployed in this environment profile.
It is ok to only have the extra check from the PureApplication UI and not for CLI or REST-interface.
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