It would be a good idea to report the status of the most recent attempt to perform an EMS Refresh for each provider. In addition, if an error occurred, we should include instructions for how to enable various debug logs for the provider for getting more details.
This information could hopefully be displayed on the Provider’s summary page. As well as alerting the user in the quad icon (e.g., exclamation point).
The impetus behind this is that we are seeing several situations where OpenStack installations may present problems during EMS Refresh, and the only way to really know that there’s a problem is when the user notices that no data has been collected and checks the log.
This type of reporting is a way to give the user a quicker idea that there is a problem, and a better way to help diagnose the problem.