Public Board to Announce 3node Maintenances and More
Hi guys! I want to propose a new tool for farmers and users to communicate with each other in case of maintenance, network/deployment issues.
A Particular Incident
So little adventure on the Telegram channel where a user saw that their deployment wasn’t accessible.
We found out the 3node was down, and it could get back up when the farmer looked at the problem and did a reboot. All good, the user went on Telegram and the farmer was very responsive.
But how we do tackle this “problem” with many more farmers and users on the TF Grid?
The Public Board Proposition
We could have a public board where users AND farmers can announce news of maintenance or else.
Example 1: A user cannot access their 3node XYZ, they go on the board and make a statement:
My deployment on node XYZ is not reachable. Does the farmer know that is the issue?
Then the farmer, who is “subscribed” to the public board service, would receive an email or an alert: “A user cannot access your 3node. Check your farm”.
Example 2: A farmer knows they will be doing maintenance on node XYZ, they write on the public board: The node XYZ will be down for maintenance from moment_1 to moment_2.
The user gets an alert and can be prepared.
These are 2 simple examples, but I am sure you guys see how practical this could be.
In short, farmers and users can subscribe to the alert public board service, and create and receive alerts.
This might be accessible on the Threefold Dashboard. Propositions are welcomed!
A Way to Catalogue Bugs and Scan Potential Improvements
This would be a good way to catalogue the issues we get during farming and deployments.
It would amount to a kind of “Log issues” from the perspective of the whole TF Grid.
Questions and Feedback
What do you think, people of the New Internet?
Let us know and we can improve on this idea and see how to implement it.