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This section consists of common steps and attributes required for report creation.

  1. On the Reports screen, click Add for a new report or select a report and click Edit to edit an existing report. 
  2. On the Add Step (1 of 3) - Enter Report Details screen, specify the following basic report attributes listed in the following table. If you are editing a report, you need not specify attributes; simply make changes to the attributes. 

     

    Report detail attributes

    Field

    Description

    Name

    Enter a unique report name.

    Contact Information

    Enter report owner's phone number.

    Report Type

    Select a report type from the list. You cannot change the report type when editing an existing report.

    Enable Report Generation

    Select this check box to enable report generation for the report. By default, this check box is selected.

  3. Click Next
  4. On the Add (Step 2 of 3) - Enter Report Details screen, set the attributes and contents for the specific report type. The settings at this point differ, depending on the report type. For a list of all the available report types and a complete list of report-specific settings for each report type, see Report types available in the operator console. The following table lists the attributes common to all report types. 

     

    Common report attributes

    AttributesDescription
    Select GroupWhen generating reports, the No filter option in the Groups filter lists monitor types based on your access. Use this filter to limit the report to only those instances that are present in the selected group. 
    Select No filter to display a list of monitor types to which you have access, or select a group to display monitors based on the group selected. 
    Click Apply.
    Select DeviceSelect a device from the list. Use the No Filter option to consider all available devices.
    Search forEnter a device name to search for a specific device.
    Generate Report toSelect the appropriate option to show configuration or monitor details.
    Monitor TypeClick the Agent Status link. When the Select Monitor Type screen opens, select a monitor type and click Apply.
    Sub Report TitleEnter the title for Sub Report.
    Delete Sub ReportSelect a subreport in the Added Sub Report Section, and click Delete Sub Report to delete the selected subreport.
    Single AttributeUse this filter to report only those events that are associated with the attribute being considered. Click the attribute link. When the Select Monitor Type screen opens, select a monitor type and click Apply
    Select an attribute from the list. 
    Use this filter to limit the report to a single attribute of a monitor type.
    Attribute SetSelect an attribute set from the list to limit the report to those attributes present in the attribute set. The attribute set is a collection of attributes that are used for generating a report. 
    To define a new attribute set, click New. When the Add Attribute screen opens, select one or more monitor types and click Next. Attributes associated to the monitor types are displayed. Select one or more attributes and click Next. When the Add Attribute Set screen opens, enter a name for the new attribute, select attribute(s), and clickFinish. A message is displayed, indicating successful completion. 
    To edit an attribute, select an attribute from the list and click Edit. When the Edit Attribute Set screen opens, select the attribute set type from the list select the monitor types, and click Finish. A message is displayed, indicating successful completion.
    ScheduleThe period corresponding to which the data considered for Report generation. For example, schedule 24x7 considers data collected throughout the day for the entire week (including Saturday and Sunday). The schedule displayed in the Report listing depends on the individual schedules of the components that make up the report. For example, if a report based on Service Level Objectives (SLOs) is made up of more than one SLO, the schedule is displayed as Mixed. Each SLO can have a different schedule. When the schedule is not applicable, a hyphen is shown.
    Add Sub ReportSelect attributes in Selected Attributes and click Add Sub Report to append subreports to the Added Sub Report section. 
    To add multiple attributes, press Shift and select the attributes.
    Data to be used for calculation

    Select one of the following options:

    • Condensed Data - Select this option to calculate data on hourly bases for faster calculation. By default, Condensed data is selected. Avg, High, or Low rate values can be calculated and applicable for only condensed data.
    • Raw Data - Select this option to calculate granular data for reports.

     

    The availability of data depends on the value that is set for the data retention period.

    Note

    To edit subreport, select a subreport in Added Sub Report section, and click Edit Sub Report. Follow similar steps to delete a subreport and click Delete Sub Report.

  5. Click Next
  6. On the Add (Step 3 of 3) - Enter Report Details screen, set the report details summarized in the following table, and then click Finishto generate the report.

    Note

    This step is common to all the report types. Based on these settings, a report is displayed. Some of the display attributes are common to all the reports.

     

    Report display options

     

    OptionsDescription
    Graph TypeThe graph type. The available options differ based on the report type.
    No. of rows per page (applicable for tables)The number of rows to be displayed on a single page
    Show Device name with Monitor InformationDisplays the device name with the monitor information. By default, the Monitor Information column is displayed even if you have not selected the Device name with Monitor Information check box.
    Show Source Agent with Monitor InformationDisplay the source agent with the monitor information. By default, the Monitor Information column is displayed even if you have not selected the Show Source Agent with Monitor Information check box.
    Show report details atDisplay the report details. Also, specify the location (top or bottom of the page) to display the report details.
    Show comments atSelect this check box to view Global comments and Report Instance Comments on the report. Also, specify the location (top or bottom of the page) to display comments. If you add text to the Global Comments field, this option is selected automatically. If you do not select this option while creating a report but specify comments for a report instance, then the selections made on the Report Instance Comments window are automatically applied here.
    Global CommentsInformation or other content that you want to associate with the report. If you select the Show Comments at option, comments that you enter here are displayed on all instances of the report. Global comments always precede report instance comments. 
    Select the font size for display of comments. Click URL Tag to enclose URLs, which are part of comments, in tags. This creates hyperlinks for URLs in report comments. Example for Global comments: Consider an Element Distribution Summary report created to denote availability of Solaris processes on a server. Global comments can be added to indicate that instances of this report are to be generated daily, and the server is considered to be in good state if the availability is >=99.99%.
    Email Options
    Enter Email AddressEmail used to send the report by an email message. Also, select the format (in which the report needs to be sent) from the list.
    AddInsert the email ID and format into the email address box. All applicable email IDs and the associated formats are listed in the email addresses box. Repeat the procedure to add more email IDs and preferences.
    DeleteRemove the email ID from the email addresses list.
    Schedule Options
    ScheduledSave the report in the system and generate it based on the frequency.
    On DemandGenerate report based on the inputs.
    ScheduleFor more information, see the following table.
    Report PeriodNumber of days selected from the list to be included in the report. This option is not available for SLO Capacity Trends, Asset, Threshold, SLO Compliance Matrix, and Capacity Trends report types. Report periods for Event History, SLO Application Compliance, and SLO Compliance History are listed based on the granularity selected for these reports.
    Report FrequencySets the report generation frequency to Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
    SharingSets report sharing parameters with everybody, group, or not to share.
    Generate this report immediately after adding to the scheduleSelect the check box if required.