Is anyone else’s security team complaining about Vmturbo requiring flash? We have it really locked down on who can access the server and the VMturbo but they still don't like it. Any plans to move to HTML5 or something else?
Hi Mihajlo, thank you for the question.
We understand the concerns with the Flash-based user interface. Flash is an old technology, but today it is still very widely used. We are constantly assessing alternatives, HTML5 is one potential technology. We can't provide a timeline at the moment, but I can assure you that this is an area of active discussion within VMTurbo's engineering team.
My security guy is harping on the same thing. I have been able to quiet him a bit with the locked down access, but it may become an issue again. I told him that at least it wasn't java..... LOL
I would really love if vmTurbo moves to HTML5. This would really give me the ability to do some really cool things! Besides not having adobe eat up all my memory, I can do an <embed> tag and surface this in a different site in my enterprise. I think this would be great from a product standpoint. In addition, I can get more customization to the graphs.I hope the Dev team really considers HTML5!
I've played around a bit with using d3.js to draw neat images of the data you can get from the API -- I guess it would be even easier to incorporate that sort of thing if the product was in HTML, but I have managed to add that stuff to an OpsMan server as an extra page. So even now, you can work on your own display extensions if you want.
Any news from VMTurbo in regards to moving to HTML5 yet?
Thanks Mihajlo and everyone for your feedback.
I also wanted to mention is that we are not doing a 1 to 1 port of the Flash UI look and feel to HTML. We have learned a lot in the last few years from all of our customers and really want to nail the views and workflows that we have heard are important to you.
We are very excited to show it to you when the time is right and we will be making the HTML UI part of our Early Access program. We will have more updates on Early Access in the new year for customers that have signed up.
Have a safe and happy holidays,
Director, Product Management
Thanks for the update, we are looking forward to these welcomed changes.
I am glad you are working on a non-Flash option for the management UI.
This is actual beneficial not only from a security perspective, but also from a compatibility perspective. We are having this challenge with Java interfaces to applications, where newer versions of Java break things and browsers are slowly stopping support for the NPAPI which Java and Flash use to interact with browsers.
Good luck, and we are anxiously awaiting a quality replacement interface for a great product!
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