[racktables-users] Re: %GPASS% and server model

2011/3/17 Wawrzyniec Niewodniczański <wawrzek.niewodniczanski@xxxxxxxxxx>

> On 03/16/11 14:43, Tyler J. Wagner wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 15:37 +0100, Frank Altpeter wrote:
>>
>>> Big NACK :-)
>>>
>>> It has its sense and I find it useful.
>>>
>> Seconded. I use GPASS and GSKIP and find them both very useful. If
>> anything, this should be even MORE strongly typed. Hardware types should
>> define a template of ports, RU height and depth, etc. When you assign a
>> hardware type to an object, create the missing ports.
>>
>>  I more than agree with you on the idea of extending information about
> hardware models, but I don't think using GPASS and GSKIP is right way to
> split such information. If we want to split such information we should do it
> properly i.e. to create a new tables two separate columns  Vendor and
> Hardware Type (of course later we can add more fields).
> In such scenario you will have two drop down menu - Vendor and Model and
> models would be define base vendor. It should address Frank's concern. But I
> aware that it's significant code change.
>
>
> I also agree with Matt - I really like idea of sharing hardware definition.
> We add new hardware because we have to, but why not to share it with others
> and save them some work.
> To do this easier maybe we should create a 'Hardware Marketplace' you can
> post your definition so others can download them. In general I prefer pull
> method (you pull only chose elements) rather then push (when you have to
> push the whole database of definitions). And again I aware that such (or
> similar) change are not trivial.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Wawrzek
>
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>
If you did that, you could use two fields for selecting your hardware and
narrow down your model choices depending on which vendor you selected.  This
would make it a lot easier to use.

-matt

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