A recent post here http://cloudformsnow.com/2015/11/08/red-hat-cloudforms-4-0-public-beta-2/ detailed how in CloudForms 4.0 due in Dec15 will introduce a new Self Service UI. This article is a brief first glimpse at the UI.
The UI has been developed from the ground up in the community, and will over the forth coming releases become a rich user portal covering consumer based use cases such as;
- Service Dashboards
- Service Request
- Service Reconfiguration
- Service Retirement
Future capabilities will be described in CloudForms 4.1 and beyond roadmaps.
The classic service catalog will remain in the Admin and Operations User Interface until parity between the classic and the new Self Service User Interface is confirmed.
Rich tile based service catalog,
supports filtering of the catalog by Catalog Name (shown), Service Name & Service Description
Ordering a Service Item, presents the Service Dialog, with various static controls in CloudForms 4.0.
If the Service Item has associated to it a Service Dialog that contains dynamic controls, in CloudForms 4.0 initially these will NOT be supported, but instead you will be linked back to the classic UI to order the item.
My Requests – List
Supports filtering by Description, Request ID and Request Status (approved, denied & pending)
My Requests – Item
Like all the screens in the Self Service UI, this one shows the live status to the request.
My Services – List
My Services – Item
Selecting the Service Item will return the Service Properties page, detailing the aggregate information for the service Virtual Machines, the service parameters from the service dialog and the individual virtual machines in the service. In this page you can retire the service now or at a later date, reconfigure the service or remove it.