[Openstack-operators] [Horizon] Improving the Horizon Overview Pages

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Jan 30 12:20:45 UTC 2014

yeah it sounds like you are looking for a ceilometer interface more than
anything else.  however a local state interface... there's no backhaul API
for acquiring that data...

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:05 AM, Jesse Pretorius
<jesse.pretorius at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 30 January 2014 03:29, Liz Blanchard <lsurette at redhat.com> wrote:
>> 1) Is there anything missing that a user looking at Horizon would want to
>> see at a high level?
>> 2) Is there anything here that doesn't belong?
>> 3) Is there a different way you would want to see the data here
>> represented?
>> [1]
>> http://ask-openstackux.rhcloud.com/question/59/improvements-to-horizon-overview/
>> [2]
>> http://ask-openstackux.rhcloud.com/question/132/improvements-to-horizon-admin-overview/
>  Hi Liz - it's been really great to see the UX team get involved in
> changing the UX for Horizon end-users! In my view the conceptual changes,
> while still in flux in most cases, are fantastic improvements and we're
> really looking forward to seeing them make it into the code-base.
> My thoughts:
> As an operator (admin):
>  - It's important for me to understand the status of a few things on the
> overview page: service, capacity and performance.
>  -- Service: A simple summary indicator for each high level service (RPC,
> Database, Compute, Network, etc) based on the details from the System Info
> panel. The indicator can be something simple like a coloured circle, using
> red/orange/green.
>  -- Capacity: I really like the graph charts. Of importance for capacity
> are current usage, committed resources (ie a summary of the quotas assigned
> to users) and available resources (ie a summary of the actual resources
> available). My thinking is that each of these could be plotted on the same
> graph for each information item. Most of the quota items would be of
> interest as graphs.
>  -- Performance: At this stage I'm not sure that we have this kind of data
> available in the stack, from Ceilometer for instance. But at some stage
> it'd be great to see some sort of performance stats for the infrastructure.
>  - I'd ideally like to see any recent actions done that resulted in
> errors, which project they were for and who did them. The blueprint is
> here:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/horizon/+spec/instance-actions-dashboard
> As an end-user:
>  - Seeing the capacity as you've already described is good.
>  - If there's a way to display basic performance stats for the instances
> from Ceilometer (if it has such data), that would be amazing.
>  - I'd ideally like to see the most recent actions done for each project
> and who did them. The blueprint is here:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/horizon/+spec/instance-actions-dashboard
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