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Bug 1098512 - Improve layout of NIC Details Dialog
Summary: Improve layout of NIC Details Dialog
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ovirt-node
Version: 3.4.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.6.0
Assignee: Ryan Barry
QA Contact: Meni Yakove
Whiteboard: node
: 1105724 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-05-16 12:08 UTC by Pavel Stehlik
Modified: 2016-02-10 20:08 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-09-17 15:07:23 UTC
oVirt Team: Node
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
rhevh-net1.jpeg (deleted)
2014-05-16 12:08 UTC, Pavel Stehlik
no flags Details
current state vs. suggested improvement (deleted)
2014-05-19 18:21 UTC, Einav Cohen
no flags Details
UX improvement idea for NIC details (deleted)
2014-07-17 13:06 UTC, Liz
no flags Details

Description Pavel Stehlik 2014-05-16 12:08:39 UTC
Created attachment 896379 [details]

Description of problem:
 In Network/NIC section. Current layout - see scrnsht - is quite confusing. 
 Please arrange/move "Netmask" between "IP address" & "Gateway".
 Save with "Prefix Length".  

Proposing exception as this should be easy fix which will ease confusion of users. This was raised by general usability team currently line ~226.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
100% (ssh & console)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have not managed RHEVH
2. login as admin & in TUI select Network & NIC

Actual results:
see scrnsht

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 2 Einav Cohen 2014-05-19 18:21:39 UTC
Created attachment 897271 [details]
current state vs. suggested improvement

Comment 3 Einav Cohen 2014-05-19 18:22:34 UTC
(In reply to Pavel Stehlik from comment #0)
> ...
> IPv6:
>  Save with "Prefix Length".  

I assume Pavel meant "same". 

good suggestion - see attachment 897271 [details].

Comment 4 Fabian Deutsch 2014-07-03 10:14:47 UTC
*** Bug 1105724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Fabian Deutsch 2014-07-03 10:55:40 UTC
Thanks for the UX input.

The reason why the fields were not moved there - and why it is not possible right away to do this - is that the TUI must also fit on the classic 80x24 screen.

The layout would not work on small screens if we pulled all the fields into one row.

But I am open to suggestions of how to improvfe this, but please take the 80x24 resolution into account.

Comment 6 Einav Cohen 2014-07-07 17:28:23 UTC
Fabian, why does the suggestion as appears in Comment #2/3 will not fit the classic 80x24 screen (I assume that by "80x24" you mean "1280x1024")?

Comment 7 Matt Reid 2014-07-07 17:37:11 UTC
I think he means that it has to be able to fit in the standard terminal dimensions, which are 80 characters wide by 24 lines tall.

Comment 8 Ryan Barry 2014-07-07 17:37:57 UTC
A 80 columns x 24 rows physical console (serial console, OOB KVMs, or keyboard/mouse/monitor directly attached to the RHEV-H node).

Comment 9 Fabian Deutsch 2014-07-16 07:07:35 UTC
It is like Matt and Ryan said, I was referring to the classic terminal size of 80 cols by 24 rows.

And I doubt that it is possible to fit the suggested layout into those dimensions.

But, can you come up with a layout suggestion which fits into the dimension? Then we can try to realize this.

Comment 10 Einav Cohen 2014-07-16 12:47:33 UTC
thanks for the clarification, guys. neither me nor the two UX designers I was consulting with knew that such resolution exists and all of were sure that you were referring to the "1280x1024" resolution - I apologize. 

@Liz - now that we know that "80x24" literally means "80x24": any creative ideas?

Comment 11 Liz 2014-07-17 13:06:11 UTC
Created attachment 918699 [details]
UX improvement idea for NIC details

Yes, thanks for the extra clarification.

A few of my thoughts from a UX perspective, keeping in mind the 80x24 constraints…

1) Is it possible to improve the spacing/alignment between field labels and values? I think if we can clean up where the extra space is put, it would make the current layout more readable to the user.
  - Align settings in the first column so they all have the same left alignment.
  - Reduce the amount of space between Radio options (IPv4 Bootprotocol and IPv6 Bootprotocol)
  - Include a bit more space between column 1 settings and column 2 settings.

Please see attachment.

Are any of these updates possible?


Comment 13 Fabian Deutsch 2015-09-17 15:07:23 UTC
This functionality will move to cockpit, where this bug does not apply anymore.

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