Here are some suggestions for future versions of VC:
Host | Summary Panel, Networks subpanel:
Only about half of the available space is used to
display network names. Longer network names are
truncated when there is LOTS of real estate still
Performance Panel - All:
Show the granularity of the displayed information
(i.e. 5 minute moving average)
Show vertical makers at reasonable intervals to
make it easier to see when an event occurred (i.e.
on the one day chart, dividers for each hour - for
the one week chart, dividers for each day)
When charting by item is used (i.e. by CPU / by I/O
device, etc.), make the legend "live" so that I can
select an item and have it highlighted (much like
you can do in PerfMon)
When an event is selected, use word wrap in the
Event Details panel rather than horizontal scrolling
Individual VM Summary Panel:
IP Address - either allow for the selection of the
NIC to show the IP address for, or better yet, show
ALL IP addresses (I have several VMs that are clustered
and the IP address that is shown is that of the
private network - doesn't do me a whole lot of good!)
Edit VM Properties:
When adding a Hard Drive, you cannot specify the
SCSI ID (bug report opened on this one). You don't
specify the SCSI ID until after you click "Finish"
in the wizard - confusing. After you click "Finish"
in the wizard, the newly created disk is (temporarily)
labeled with the same name as another defined disk
(i.e. I already have two HD's, I add another and it's
called "Hard Disk 2"). If I add a hard disk with a
lower SCSI ID than an existing HD, then the device
names get rearranged (i.e. if I have Hard Disk 1
(scsi0:0) and Hard Disk 2 (scsi 1:0) defined and then
add scsi0:1, the newly added disk becomes Hard Disk
2 (scsi0:1) and the \_old_ HD2 becomes Hard Disk 3
When adding a virtual disk, you cannot specify the
datastore to put it on. I often want/need to spread
my .dsk files across multiple LUNs to balance I/O
or for space reasons.
You cannot change the Virtual Device type for a
scsi controller once it has been created.
When adding a NIC, you aren't offered the chance
to specify the adapter type (vlance/vmxnet) until
after you click "Finish" in the wizard. This is
confusing and will lead to a lot of people leaving
the type as "vlance". Can you change the default
from vlance to vmxnet???
Configuration changes aren't committed until you
click OK, which takes you out of the Edit dialog.
Add an "Apply" button to commit changes without
backing out of the Edit dialog.
Thanks, just my $0.02 worth...