Navigating the exported compliance report

Reports from exported Compliance Job results are generated as HTML pages that are based on a group of JSON data files. These reports summarize the levels of rule compliance on the target servers, and enable you to drill down to details about any individual rule at any server, so that you can learn more about the deviation of the actual rule results from the expected results.

The report provides you with two views:

  • Summary by Servers — a list of the servers, with statistics about the rules that failed or were compliant on each server
  • Summary by Rules — a list of the rules, with statistics about the servers where each rule failed or was compliant
  1. To open the report, navigate to the location where you saved the report during the export process, and open the index.html file in your web browser.

    Note

    To ensure proper display, use an Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser to view the report.

    The report opens in the Summary by Servers view, as in the following figure (click to enlarge).

  2. To drill down to more information about compliance of rules on servers through the Summary by Servers  view:
    1. In the list of servers, find the server that you are interested in (a table row) and the number of rules on that server that resulted in a specific compliance status (a table column).
      Statuses are: compliant, non-compliant, indeterminate, compliant with exceptions.
    2. Click the number of rules.
      A list of rules is displayed.
    3. (Optional) Use the filter box above the list of rules to filter for the rules that interest you.
      You can enter any string of text that you remember from the rule name. As you enter text, the list of rules is refreshed to display only those rules that contain the specified text.
    4. Click any specific rule for details of the rule.
      The rule definition is displayed. Conditions within the rule that were non-compliant appear in red, along with a comparison of expected values with actual values (that is, the exact reason for non-compliance).
  3. To access the Summary by Rules view and drill down to more information about the servers where the rules were analyzed:
    1. Click Summary by Rules at the top of the report.
      The following figure displays the Summary by Rules view (click to enlarge).
    2. In the list of rules, find the rule that you are interested in (a table row) and the number of servers that resulted in a certain compliance status for that rule (a table column).
      Statuses are: compliant, non-compliant, indeterminate, compliant with exceptions.
    3. Click the number of servers.
      Rule details are displayed for each of the servers. To switch between servers, click a specific server in the list on the left.
      The rule definition is displayed. Conditions within the rule that were non-compliant appear in red, along with a comparison of expected values with actual values (that is, the exact reason for non-compliance).

Note

By default, rule details are not available for rules that were found to be compliant, as the data for compliant rules is not stored for further analysis. To have the details of compliant rules available for drill-down in the report, you can use a blasadmin setting. Set the EnableDataPrunerForCompliance setting to a value of false and then restart the Application Server and run the same Compliance job. For example,

./blasadmin -a set appserver EnableDataPrunerForCompliance false

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