Below are a few suggestions on how I believe the visual design could be improved.
1) Make the search field in the menu bar a normal search field instead of having the field itself hidden behind the button and expand on request. It is much more discoverable if it looks like a search field.
2) In the device view, get rid of the tabs. Put all information on one page so it is all available as soon as you open the device view page. There is a lot of important information that is hard to find because you need to remember which tab is in.
3) In the device view, spend some time designing the data tables instead of just having them all the full page width and then expanding the cells. It is very cluttered to look at and it's hard to scan the tables because the cells are not aligned.
4) In the device view, it seems very strange that the most important space on the page is given to stating "This is not a network switch, this is not a FC switch, this is not a virtual host" instead of just listing what device type it is. It appears to have grown over time and now it takes up a lot of space. I generally find it strange to be able to select that a device can be a blade chassis, network switch and a virtual host all at the same time. Maybe it's time to update the data model, so the device type is defined at the beginning: server, network switch, chassis etc?
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