I just discovered that you can find freaky blue aliens wearing sun-glasses in release 3.0 of the XIV GUI.
Just go to the Users icon (the padlock) and take the option to Add User Group. I think you will find the new grouped users icon rather amusing. I don’t know if I prefer the dude with sunglasses or the two faceless people behind him (or her… or it).
Here are two groups I created, inspired by the icon:
If your running in demo mode and you want to have a closer look, just go to the padlock icon on the XIV Demo2 machine.
You gotta love that icon… #;-)
Actually…. the purpose of groups is to let you group together users in the Application Admin category who manage the same hosts. Application Admin users can only work with hosts that are assigned to them. This limits their access to only the volumes that are mapped to those hosts. A great (and safe) way to hand out user-ids to say SAP developers who want to snapshot as they go. With the added bonus of a cool spaceman icon.