Viewing a Change Summary report
The Change Summary report displays all configuration changes made to a network span over a period of time. To determine who made the configuration change and device events received before and after the configuration change, select Show Events.
To generate a Change Summary report
- Open the Change Summary Report page by navigating to Reports > Activity Reports > Change Summary.
Enter the following information in the displayed fields:
Field or link
Select a network span for the report. Select one of the following options:
- Entire Network
- Realm: Select one of the defined realms.
- Group: Select one of the defined realms, and then select a group.
- Device: Select one of the defined realms, and then select a device.
(Optional) Click to open the Device Filter dialog box and select a specific device or set of devices.
(Optional) Click to view the selected devices after using the Filter Devices option.
Select the time range for the search; this selection matches against the configuration creation time.
If you select After, Before, or Range, additional controls appear that you can use to select the appropriate dates and times.
Select which configuration to include in the report (Running, Startup, or any other supported configuration).
(Optional) Enables you to show only internal, external, or all types of changes made to a device configuration in the report.
An internal change is one made using BMC Network Automation, for example, changes made by running a Deploy to Active job. An external change is one made outside of BMC Network Automation, for example, configuration changes made directly in a device, and those changes are detected by BMC Network Automation via a user-triggered snapshot or by running an Auto Archive job. If Internal or External is chosen, the configuration in the Changed To column of the report is the internal or external change, and the configuration in the Changed From column is the previous version.
The default option for this field is blank, which shows both internal and external changes made to the configuration.
(Optional) Enables you to filter the report to only show changes made by a specific user.
You can use the wild card (*) in this field. For example, entering
sys*in this field results in a report made up of entries for all users that start with
sys. Leaving this field blank or entering the wild card by itself results in all users being included in the report.
The list of users include all users defined for BMC Network Automation, and, in some instances, users outside of BMC Network Automation, such as users who log into devices controlled by BMC Network Automation, if BMC Network Automation is configured to receive syslog messages. For example, if a user makes a change directly on a device, a syslog message indicating the change is issued. When that syslog message is received by BMC Network Automation, the name of the user who made the change is captured.
In the report, the configuration in the Changed to column corresponds to the changes made by matching originating users, and the configuration in the Changed From column is the previous version.
(Optional) Select to display all received external events (such as syslog events) during the change timeframe.
- Click Next.
The Change Summary report shows a summary of differences for all selected devices over the specified time period.
(Optional): Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Change Summary Report page:
- Click Change Details report for a specific configuration change. to display the