Managing report options

This tab displays the generation options that are activated and defined for the respective report. The table only displays the defined parameters not all available parameters. For more information on modifying the report options, see Modifying report options.

Depending on the report object type no or only a limited number of options are available:

Asset Discovery

Name

Description

Hardware Inventory

Adds a hardware inventory summary to the report.

Software Inventory

Adds a software inventory summary to the report.

Security Settings Inventory

Adds a security settings inventory summary to the report.

Under the Options tab you can define specific parameters for the predefined report. Depending on the target object type different option parameters are available:

Custom Compliance

No options are available for reports on this object type.

Diagnostic Tool

No options are available for reports on this object type.

Software License Management

No options are available for reports on this object type.

Application Management

Name

Description

Export Format

Defines the format in which the report is to be exported and/or attached to the email to be sent. Depending on the report type (style or template based) different export formats are available. For template based reports, if the selected format is HTML, the file is exported with an .HTML.XML extension.

Patch Management

Name

Description

Critical Severity

Check this box to include all patches of critical serverity into the report.

Important Severity

Check this box to include all patches of important serverity into the report.

Moderate Severity

Check this box to include all patches of moderate serverity into the report.

Low Severity

Check this box to include all patches of low serverity into the report.

Unrated Severity

Check this box to include all patches of unrated serverity into the report.

Power Management

Name

Description

Start Date

Check this box if the report is to be generated for a specific time frame. The field to the right becomes available and displays a calendar when clicked on. Select the desired start date from the calendar. If the report is to be generated from the beginning of the collection up to a certain time, leave the box unchecked.

End Date

Check this box if the report is to be generated for a specific time frame. The field to the right becomes available and displays a calendar when clicked on. Select the desired end date from the calendar. If the report is to be generated from a specific date onwards until now leave the box unchecked.

Details by Device

Check this box to include the data split by individual device in addition to the collective data display.

Group by

Defines the distribution of the charts, Status in this case displays all device status values in one single graph. The report may also be grouped by Hours of the Week, Day, Week, Month and Year .

Unit

Defines in which unit the values provided in the graph are displayed. Depending on this choice some of the fields below becomes available or unavailable.

Use same scale for all devices

Check this box to use the same scale for all devices that are part of the report.

Device Consumption (Watt)

Defines the medium consumption of a device. This is currently between 300 and 500 watts, depending on the equipment of the device. Enter the corresponding value. This value is applicable if CO2 Emission, Energy or Price are selected as the unit.

Kilowatt Hour Rate

Defines the price of the kilowatt hour. This varies greatly depending on the different countries, therefore no default values have been provided. Enter the value corresponding to your electricity bill. This value is applicable if Price is selected as the unit.

Currency

Enter the currency in which the kilowatt hour price is defined above, for example, GP or $ . This value is applicable if Price is selected as the unit.

CO2 Emission (g/kWh)

Defines the amount of CO2 in grams per kWh that is dispensed into the atmosphere while generating the energy required to run a computer. This value is applicable if CO2 Emission is selected as Unit.

Security Products

No options are available for reports on this object type.

Modifying report options

To activate and/or modify any or all of the available report generation options proceed as follows:

  1. Click Edit > Properties .

    Alternatively you can double-click the parameter.

    The Report Options window appears providing access to the parameters.

  2. Edit the parameters as required.
  3. Click OK to confirm.
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