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From Anantha Kasetty <Anantha.Kase...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: CloudStack UIX
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:58:59 GMT
Customizable display columns in the UI.  I don't want to hover over each
of the VM to get the information that I am interested in.  I want to have
the ability to add a column (Say TemplateID) to the VM instance display
and I should have the ability to sort on that column. Any information that
is displayed on the details page of an item should be available at the
summary page too as an column.  With this I can scan visually to find out
related information on all VMs without hovering or clicking on each item.
This applies to all pages where we display information (VMs, Storage,
Network, hosts, clusters and so on).



regards,
Anantha Kasetty 











On 6/6/12 12:49 PM, "Pranav Saxena" <pranav.saxena@citrix.com> wrote:

>Forgot to attach the image . Here's the link to the Quick View for a VM.
>Please give your suggestions for the same.
>http://wiki.cloudstack.org/download/attachments/3572012/cs_usability.jpg
>
>
>Regards,
>Pranav
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Pranav Saxena [mailto:pranav.saxena@citrix.com]
>Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 1:07 AM
>To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: RE: CloudStack UIX
>
>Hi everyone, 
>
>[UI developer here]
>
>I also agree that the tree structure was one of the most  appealing
>aspects of cloudstack 2.0 . It gives an overview of the architecture
>straight away without navigating deeply into the UI , leading to lesser
>number of clicks as well compared to the current scenario where the user
>has to navigate through Infrastructure -> Zones-> then finally to the
>Compute and Storage tab. However , adding more and more drop down menus
>to display whatsoever parameters like (network/storage/Routers/Services
>etc) on the main UI would render it more cluttered  in a way. I mean you
>got to make a compromise somewhere.
>
>Another brilliant idea which Sonny came up with was that of a quick View
>for a VM where just hovering over the instance name could display the
>parameters/functionalities/tasks associated with a VM . This would
>definitely minimize the number of clicks as well where the end user can
>perform multiple tasks from the same window, also reducing the extent of
>unnecessary navigation.( Attached the image for the same) . Please have a
>look and give suggestions for the same.
>
>Sonny can elaborate more on the UI-plugin architecture which has been
>planned as an upcoming requirement.
>
>Regards,
>Pranav
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alex Huang [mailto:Alex.Huang@citrix.com]
>Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:51 AM
>To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: RE: CloudStack UIX
>
>> We've thought of adding more toolbar 'quick links' or possibly
>> keyboard shortcuts for frequent users to access their commonly-used
>>functionality.
>> Ideally these could be customizable and stored in user preferences.
>> Any other ideas?
>
>I think a simple collapsible tree view would be very helpful.  It should
>look like other management consoles.  Take a look at vcenter or xencenter.
>
>--Alex
>


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