On Tue, 2013-08-20 at 15:50 -0400, Malini Rao wrote:
We received a few responses to the email below that were very helpful and it seemed like
while some people preferred one over the other concept, there was a general need to see
the power management card details in a handy manner. Taking all the feedback into account,
we have made an iteration to the concept and want to present it back to you for your
feedback. Please see attached. In this version, the dialog presents the following flow
from top to bottom -
1. enable power management
2. Then Select which cards to use
3. Then indicate to the system whether those cards should be used concurrently or
Great that you choose this flow - I think it's the one which is the most
user friendly one.
Within Step 2 in the flow, the details for each card are collapsed by default but can
easily be expanded.
Besides feedback on the attached mockup, we also have some questions that we would like
some clarifications on -
1. When power management is enabled on a host, will atleast one card NEED to be enabled?
If yes, is that always the Primary card ( in other words, should the primary card ever be
I think the primary card has to be enabled whenever power management is
enabled, but power management should stay disabled per default.
2. Currently, in the mockup, we have checkboxes to enable and disable
certain cards and also the ability to add cards. Should there be an ability to remove
cards too in addition to turning them on/ off or is it ok to just add/ remove and take out
the checkboxes all together?
If you keep with the concept of having a primary and secondary card you
shouldn't be able to remove one of these 2 cards - only
One thing that keeps in mind for a future improvement (somewhere after >
3.3) would be a power management template.
When having a bigger setup (assuming 20 hosts from the same manufacturer
and therefor with the same remote management cards) you have to set
address, username, password, type, (maybe port) and (maybe options) 20
times (with 2 cards 40 times). But it would be much easier if I create a
power management template and set all parameters except address, choose
this template in power management tab of each host and set the address
of the card there.
But as said - would be nice to have in the future.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Malini Rao" <mrao(a)redhat.com>
To: "engine-devel" <engine-devel(a)ovirt.org>
Cc: users(a)ovirt.org, "Itamar Heim" <iheim(a)redhat.com>, "Eli
Mesika" <emesika(a)redhat.com>, "Einav Cohen"
<ecohen(a)redhat.com>, "Eldan Hildesheim" <ehildesh(a)redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 2:50:46 PM
Subject: Feedback/ input needed on Host power management
In taking a look at the current implementation of Hosts> Power management, we have
come up with a couple of approaches on improving this from a UX perspective
-http://www.ovirt.org/Talk:Community#UXD_Proposals_for_Host_Power_management. We want your
thoughts and input on what approach makes more sense from a user's perspective before
fine tuning the UI.
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