[et-mgmt-tools] New Cobbler Web UI about done ... testers/comments?
mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Sep 21 16:59:57 UTC 2007
Peter Wright wrote:
> this is great! couple comments inline....
> Michael DeHaan wrote:
>> Al Tobey and I have been working on a Web UI for Cobbler.
> in the wiki page the URL to access the webui is reported as:
> although on my system the correct URL seems to be:
It depends when you did the pull. I moved the directories around to
namespace them yesterday I believe.
>> You'll see you are able to add cobbler objects (Distros, Profiles,
>> Repos, and Systems) through the WebUI, edit existing ones, as well as
>> run a "cobbler sync". There's the equivalent of a "cobbler list" in
>> there also -- to see all that you have configured. Each field has
>> comments below it saying what the field is for, frequently with
>> examples. Where it a field has limited valid values, we're using radio
>> boxes, selects, and so forth. So, we hope you find it easy to use.
>> Suggestions are welcome, as I can see
>> that we'll probably be adding to it some over time.
>> A few known issues:
>> -- If your login times out (30 minutes of no activity), and you
>> can't log back in, try deleting your cookies from the boot server.
>> Should be resolved soon. -- Kickstart template editing through
>> the Web UI isn't there yet. We're working on that.
> Everything looks excellent so far. So much so I feel that I can start
> handing this off to other admins in my group to assist with
> provisioning systems in our lab.
> after a quick checkout the only request i have would be if one could
> sort by Hostname in the system_list UI. We name our systems based on
> MAC address as well, so having the MAC field is redundant in our
> environment. Not sure about other folks though.
I think Al mentioned having some slick dynamic sorting code. I'll check
up with him on that.
> once i had this off if i get any comments/suggests i'll be sure to let
> you all know. we'll be adding new systems and modifying existing
> systems so hopefully we can help out with the debugging.
> Other than that this looks awesome, thanks Al and Michael!! I'll owe
> both of you at least a beer if we ever meet up :)
Will have to take you up on that :)
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