In the last sprint we implemented two feature requests based on the new DASH based SA Operations Console. I'd be very happy to get feedback and comments on those two enhancements:
Allow to specify a request priority (Low, High, Force) with a Request Online/Offline or Restart request.
Although priorities are possible in the command shell, so far it was not possible to specify request priorities in the SA Operations Console.
We have now added this functionality to our new DASH based GUI. The corresponding request dialog looks like this:
Allow to submit requests independently of the current state of a resource
It is now possible to submit a request independently of the current state of the selected resource. For example, you can issue an Offline Request even if the resource is currently offline (e.g. to ensure by automation that it will not be started):These are the corresponding RFE documents:http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=31376
It's i. e. impossible to request an offline operator vote on an offline resource. Because of different priorities sometimes it might be necessary to force a task down to prevent it will be started by any other automation.
The number of commands is limited at the operator console. Operator need to know shell commands to do their work. Furthermore there are no parameters for commands available in opcon. All parameters should be available, too for example in checkboxes or drop down boxes.