Manage Nodes is one of those pieces of functionality in the Orion platform that is used often, but hasn't been given an update in a very long time. This is clearly evident by some of the feature requests that are related to this page that have been around for ages!
- Manage Nodes Group By should follow Show Settings
- Manage Nodes: Multiple "Group By" filters for custom properties (from "Manage Nodes" page)
Here's a screenshot to remind you of what one of our most frequently used pages in the product looks like.
Manage Nodes in all of its glory
Here's a fun surprise for you in this Beta release. Change your url in your browser to the new Manage Nodes URL and see what we've got in store for you.
|Manage Nodes URL ||New Manage Nodes URL|
|Welcome to the new Manage Nodes page!|
One big difference you're going to notice is that we've done away with the Group By filter, entirely, in favor of a much more flexible filter system. This allows you narrow down the result set in a much more intuitive, user friendly way. Please note that in this build we aren't supporting filtering by custom properties, but I promise you we're not ignoring this need. To keep things simple, you have an an out of the box set to play with which includes the following
|Collapsed View of Filters||With a few clicks, you can filter down the set of results to all IBM nodes that are Up|
This is a terrific example of where the filters are a superior solution to the Group By control. You can select multiple filters to get the precise set of what you're looking for, rather than being constrained to one grouping.
Filter All the Things!
Concerned that you can't see all the nodes you want? Click on the pager control to increase the number that's view-able on the page.
|Show me the Nodes! |
We know you love searching for what you need, so we of course have provided a comparable search in our update of this page. In this build, you are limited to searching by display name and IP address.
|Search by Display Name||Search by IP address|
|Sort by Display Name to Your Heart's Desire|
As you select items, you'll notice that your command options change. This is to provide you with the best set of actions that is available for you. No longer will you have to puzzle out, why is this action disabled? Instead, at all times, you are presented only with the options that are valid for your selection set.
|1 or More Nodes Selected|
You might be wondering, "Where are my interfaces and volumes?"
|Not implemented in this build, but you can see where we're going with this|
One last thing to leave you with, check out this edit row template option!
|Only available when nothing is selected - a new mysterious option appears|
Sadly, as this is a beta, this edit row template functionality isn't completely working - but I'm very curious. When you clicked Save Changes - what did you think would occur? I know the answer, but you'll have to stay tuned for the next beta to see if your speculation is right.