Bug 1250169 - [RFE] Make tools (mainly engine-config) available with gui on web-admin
[RFE] Make tools (mainly engine-config) available with gui on web-admin
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: oVirt
Classification: Community
Component: ovirt-engine-webadmin (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Pavel Stehlik
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Reported: 2015-08-04 12:03 EDT by sefi litmanovich
Modified: 2015-08-05 08:05 EDT (History)
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Description sefi litmanovich 2015-08-04 12:03:27 EDT
Description of problem:

If we aim to improve UX for 4.0 I think we should move the different tools that come with our engine to the webadmin, mainly and most important engine-config.

currently to change something with engine-config one would probably begin with engine-config --list to find a parameter.. this will result with an endless list not very convenient. So he will probably say, I will filter my search and do something like engine-config --list | grep fence for e.g. to find some parameter related to fencing.. then he will fail again and realize maybe he should search with capital F: engine-config --list | grep Fence.

while this flow might seem trivial, it seems to me we might want to treat our users with a more friendly tool, which will be accessible from webadmin for let's say an 'advanced configuration' menu which will include the different changeable parameters that engine-config provides, with the explanations about them and ideally an ability to filter and sort easily by name and maybe even filter list by common topics e.g fencing, kdump, VDS options, scheduler, CPU options and so on..

Don't see why not to add image/iso-uploader, manage-domains and so on to webadmin as well.

Let me know what you guys think.
Comment 1 Oved Ourfali 2015-08-05 08:05:44 EDT
We're going with the direction to change config files (the linux way) rather than using the tools for that.

We already support that for LDAP configuration, instead of manage domains.
We might do that for configuration items as well.
iso-uploader - there is a separate storage RFE to cover that.

Closing that one as WONTFIX.

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