Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ServiceGuard Manager once again has a map view!

Remember the days when ServiceGuard Manager's java interface was so cool it was prominently shown in HP's video where they blow up servers? We actually used this high-level GUI to demo ServiceGuard to upper Management, as it was the most effective way of explaining to non-technical people what a ServiceGuard cluster consisted of.

You can imagine my deception when, a few years ago, HP decided to ditch that client-based GUI in favor of a nasty, ugly web-based implementation where you lost all the ease-of-use that was a hallmark of ServiceGuard Manager.

Well, I just found out that the map view has finally been restored in the web version. ServiceGuard 11.19 patch PHSS_40152 was released a few months ago, and it introduces release 2.00.10 of ServiceGuard Manager which, finally, restores the much-needed map view. You get something like this:

This is much better and more intuitive than the older tabular view, and furthermore you're once again able to drag packages from one node to the other.

Usually, I would praise HP for doing something like this. But considering that they actually removed the map view and took years to bring it back, the only thing I can say is that it was about time.


1 comment:

Praveen B said...

thanks for the info i will that patch!! :-)