sexta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2009 21:20Sorry about all the questions and comments today - hopefully you don't feel I'm swamping the discussion board! We're currently evaluating and testing the SCE 2010 beta for a complete deployment at my company, and I'm posting the larger issues or questions we have. Hopefully the SCE team will find it useful :)
One thing I found strange in SCE was the "Distributed Applications" view. By default, the "State" column is on the left and the "Name" column is on the right. It makes the view difficult to use - after all, the "state" column is completely meaningless until you know which application it's referring to. The "Computers" view has the best arrangement with names on the left, but aside from that the "Windows Computers" view is also a good example with the smaller column widths.
The view is also very cluttered - I see a large number of "SCVMM Connector" instances (up to 32) that are all marked as "Not monitored". The view also appears to be randomly sorted initially.
I'm a bit new to SCE, but I'm curious why there are so many unused applications in the view by default. In addition to the column resizing/reordering it might also be worth putting an initial sort on the view to drop the "Not monitored" appplications to the bottom or otherwise filter them out if they're not used. I saw another post about the issue and apparently it was built that way as a performance optimization? It just looks a bit overkill to have 32 unused items in that view and reduces the usability of it for custom applications. :)
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terça-feira, 17 de novembro de 2009 00:59Hi
We definately find the feedback useful. Thank you.
What is listed in the Distributed Applications view is determined by which management packs are loaded and if you have defined any Distributed Applications (in the Authoring workspace).
A side effect of the way we send data between the virtualization and monitoring technologies in Essentials is that we create 32 connector objects and because they are created as a Distributed Application they appear in the Distributed Applications view. I appreciate that it is probably not something you want to see in this view and it can clutter this view.
You are correct that there is no default sort for this view. You can control both the sorting and the column ordering. To rearrange columns, just drag them to their desired location, and to change sorting click the column header. You can also make these changes by choosing Personalize view... from the Tasks pane.
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