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The list of clients on a Chef Infra Server is ridiculously small

In version 20210420090302, if you add an organization to an infra server and then click on clients, it only displays a handful of clients. The number should be configurable in order to make it useful, especially since this is to replace Chef Manage.

  • Dan O'Reilly
  • Apr 26 2021
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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    5 Jul, 2021 10:01am

    Having a paginated view of list of clients is the recommended way of viewing clients. If you are trying to use APIs, using pagination.size property can be useful. Please refer to https://docs.chef.io/automate/api#operation/ConfigMgmt_GetNodes. With this I am closing this.

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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    28 Jun, 2021 06:10am

    I'm somehow unable to view the screenshot. Can you please attach again or email to me (ankur.mundhra@progress.com). But we have moved to a paginated view of showing clients in Infra Server views. By any chance are you using some API?

  • Dan O'Reilly commented
    10 Jun, 2021 07:38pm

    I have a bunch of clients. You can see from the attached screenshot that there are many more to display, it only displays a handful at a time.

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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    8 Jun, 2021 02:22pm

    Hey Dan,

    We happened to release another Automate package yesterday. Can you please try that and confirm us if you are facing the same issue. Please refer: https://docs.chef.io/release_notes_automate/

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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    25 May, 2021 05:05am

    Hey Dan,

    Were you referring to the paginated approach to view list of clients in Infra Server view. Is that along with the search option to find clients not convenient for you?

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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    24 May, 2021 06:02am

    Technically all the clients which are a part of the organization should be listed. Is some technical support engineer helping you? I will raise it with my team as well.

  • Dan O'Reilly commented
    7 May, 2021 12:14pm

    In Chef Manage, there's a window that scrolls and displays at least 25-30 clients or more. In Automate, the display has maybe 6 or 7 clients in it, and no way to scroll through a list of them. We have about 3500 clients in our implmentation, and if I want to look at, say, all clients in our production environment (around 600), it's very clumsy to use.


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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    7 May, 2021 09:29am

    How many clients do you have and how many are showing up for you? Also, knowing a little more context of your implementation can help us.