Source of Change reports

The Source of Change reports provide detailed and summary information about the internal and external changes made in your networking environment.

The following table describes the columns and filters contained in the Source of Change reports, and the view used by the reports.

Report/DescriptionColumnsFiltersView used

Changes by Person - Internal and External Changes

Displays the number of configuration changes and associated users for the specified time period

  • External Changes includes the following:
    • User
    • Number of changes
  • Internal Changes includes the following:
    • User
    • Number of changes
  • Site Name (required)
  • Time Period (required)
  • Realm
  • Device Category
  • Vendor > Device Type
  • Dynamic Field

Configuration Changes report

Displays the number of device configuration changes by users during the specified time period

The report includes the following information.

  • Internal Changes includes the following:
    • Device name
    • Device address
    • Last configuration date
    • Originator name (the source from which changes are made, for example, sysadmin, admin, or policy)1
    • Originator type name (the source type from which changes are made, for example, system, user, or policy)
  • External Changes includes the following:
    • External user
    • Number of external changes
  • Configuration Changes includes the following:
    • Originator type name
    • Number of changes
  • Change History by Time Of Day includes the following:
    • Display Hour
    • Total number of changes
      Note: Data is displayed only for the hours in which the changes occurred.
  • Site Name (required)
  • Time Period (required)
  • Realm
  • Device Category
  • Vendor > Device Type
  • Dynamic Field

Source of Change Detail

Displays the number of internal and external configuration changes for the devices in your networking environment for the specified time period

This report include several tabs that provide different views of data. The Source of Change Detail tab includes the following information:
  • Device category
  • Model name
  • Device name
  • Device address
  • Number of internal changes
  • Number of external changes
  • Total number of changes

Other tabs provide the same information grouped by realm, device type, and vendor.

  • Site Name (required)
  • Time Period (required)
  • Device Category
  • Vendor > Device Type
  • Dynamic Field Value
ChangeTracking And SourceOfChange

Source of Change Summary

Displays the number of internal and external configuration changes for a device category over the specified time period

Includes several tabs that provide different views of data,

The Source of Change Summary tab includes the following information:

  • Device Category
  • Number of internal changes
  • Number of external changes

The other tabs provide the same information grouped by realm, device type, and vendor.

  • Site Name (required)
  • Time Period (required)
  • Realm
  • Device Category
  • Vendor > Device Type
  • Dynamic Field

Source of Change Trend

Displays the graphical and tabular view of the internal and external device configuration changes over the specified time period

The report includes two views: Internal Changes and External Changes

The Internal Changes view includes the following information:

  • Year: Drill down to the exact hour when the internal changes took place.
  • Dimension value
  • Number of internal changes

The External Changes view includes the following information:

  • Year: Drill down to the exact hour when the external changes took place.
  • Dimension value
  • Number of external changes
  • Site Name (required)
  • Time Period (required)
  • Realm
  • Device Category
  • Vendor > Device Type
  • Dynamic Field


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