Today WildFly 8.2.0.Final was released. It comes with a number of improvements and bug fixes over the last release, 8.1.0.Final. Regarding the management console, Heiko Braun already gave a glimpse of some of new features in his recent blog post. Today I’d like to introduce yet another feature which was introduced in WildFyl 8.2: Local Search.
With every new feature added to WildFly, the number of screens and options in the management console grows as well. Sometimes it’s hard to quickly find the right screen where you can modify your JMS topics or monitor that data source connection pool. That’s why we added a search feature to the management console. It’s built around the idea to have an index which contains reasonable keywords and the descriptions from the underlying management model.
To enter the search press the search link in the upper right corner of the management console:
The first time you enter the search, the index is automatically created based on the WildFly version, the operation mode (standalone or domain) and the language. During index creation the descriptions of the management model is fetched from the server side and stored in the index. Depending on your setup and network latency this make take a few seconds.
Once the index is ready you can start searching. As you type your query the results will update dynamically:
Give the new local search a try and let us know what you think!