Jump start Converged Infrastructure Project


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I’m looking to jump start a new offering around IaaS for Converged Infrastructure.

My thought is to use MIQ as the core infrastructure management engine and present a new simplified UI for the IT generalist.

MIQ seems to have many core services that are needed - Fleecing, Inventory, Alerts, Monitoring, etc. MIQ provides MORE capabilities in some areas around “Cloud Management” than I need, but I also need to augment functions like Firmware updates (eg. Server BIOS).

Questions:

  1. How easy would it be to replace the GUI?

  2. Is the existing UI built on top of the REST APIs?

    • Looking at the REST API Docs, it doesn’t appear they are complete enough to provide all the function that is in the existing UI.
    • Would there be performance concerns if one tried to leverage the REST APIs to build a new UI upon?
  3. Instead of replacing the entire GUI, is it straight forward to turn off existing functions & and add new capabilities?

My apologies, I haven’t dug into the source yet - I don’t have any background in Ruby.

thx.