Actifio Report Manager User Guide

Actifio Report Manager
User Guide
Actifio Report Manager 6.2.2
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Table of Contents
Preface ........................................................................................................................................ vii
About This Guide............................................................................................................................................. vii
Intended Audience........................................................................................................................................................... vii
Product Version................................................................................................................................................................ vii
Organization of This Guide ............................................................................................................................................. vii
Related Documentation ................................................................................................................................. viii
Actifio Support and Service .......................................................................................................................... viii
Before You Call Customer Support................................................................................................................................ viii
Chapter 1 - Getting Started ........................................................................................................1
Report Manager Overview ............................................................................................................................... 1
User Login Types and Functions ...................................................................................................................... 2
Logging In and Logging Out ............................................................................................................................ 3
Logging In .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Logging Out ....................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Changing the Default Password (superuser) .................................................................................................. 4
Checking the Report Manager Version ............................................................................................................ 4
Managing Roles ................................................................................................................................................ 5
Report Manager Security Services .................................................................................................................. 6
Organizations..................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Users .................................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Report Manager Organization Vs. User Authorization Matrix........................................................................................ 7
Chapter 2 - Using the Dashboard ..............................................................................................9
About the Dashboard and Widgets ............................................................................................................... 10
Using Input Controls to Filter the Data ...........................................................................................................................11
The Backup Jobs Widget ................................................................................................................................ 12
The SLA Violations Widget ............................................................................................................................. 13
The Events Widget .......................................................................................................................................... 14
The Utilization Widget .................................................................................................................................... 15
Chapter 3 - Administering Report Manager ...........................................................................17
Understanding Menu Items in Report Manager........................................................................................... 18
Adding and Deleting Actifio Appliances ....................................................................................................... 19
Adding an Actifio Appliance ........................................................................................................................................... 19
Deleting an Actifio Appliance ......................................................................................................................................... 20
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Changing the Authentication Server .............................................................................................................20
Exchange Certificates......................................................................................................................................21
Configuring Email Server ...............................................................................................................................22
Registering the Email Server .......................................................................................................................................... 22
Testing the Email Server Configuration ......................................................................................................................... 23
Enabling and Disabling Remote Access to Report Manager Database ......................................................24
Data Synchronization and Retention .............................................................................................................27
Creating a Data Synchronization Schedule.................................................................................................................... 27
Viewing the Data Synchronization Status ..................................................................................................................... 28
Configuring Data Retention Period ................................................................................................................................ 29
Performing an On-Demand Data Synchronization........................................................................................................ 30
Chapter 4 - Using the Built-In Reports .................................................................................... 31
Built-in Report Sample....................................................................................................................................32
Running One of the Built-In Reports..............................................................................................................33
Working with Charts........................................................................................................................................34
Changing chart types....................................................................................................................................................... 34
Filtering Charts................................................................................................................................................................. 34
Zoom on Charts ............................................................................................................................................................... 34
Understanding Relative Dates .......................................................................................................................35
Report Format Options ...................................................................................................................................36
Built-in Reports Quick Reference....................................................................................................................37
Chapter 5 - Audit Reports ........................................................................................................ 41
Audit Trail Report by Appliance ......................................................................................................................41
Chapter 6 - Jobs Reports ......................................................................................................... 43
Application Backup Status by Consistency Date ..........................................................................................44
Backup Job Details ..........................................................................................................................................46
Backup Job Summary.....................................................................................................................................48
Failed Jobs by Application .............................................................................................................................50
Recovery Job Summary .................................................................................................................................51
Recovery Job Details ......................................................................................................................................52
Recovery Point by Application .......................................................................................................................53
Chapter 7 - Protection Reports ................................................................................................ 55
Protection Operations Performance History by Day ....................................................................................56
Protection Operations Performance History by Operation ..........................................................................58
Protection Ratio for Selected Appliances ......................................................................................................60
Protection Ratio for SLA for Selected Appliances ........................................................................................61
Chapter 8 - SLA Compliance Reports ..................................................................................... 63
Application Protection Panel ..........................................................................................................................64
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Application Protection Panel for 15 Days ..................................................................................................... 66
SLA Compliance Statistics by SLA for Last 24 Hours.................................................................................. 68
Daily Protection Status................................................................................................................................... 69
SLA Compliance Summary and Details by SLA .......................................................................................... 71
SLA Compliance Summary and Details........................................................................................................ 74
SLA Violation Summary ................................................................................................................................. 77
SLA Violation Summary for Last 24 Hours................................................................................................... 79
SLA Violation Details ...................................................................................................................................... 81
Chapter 9 - Summary Reports ..................................................................................................83
Overall Appliance Summary.......................................................................................................................... 83
Application Protection Coverage and Protection Policies ........................................................................... 86
Chapter 10 - Utilization Reports ...............................................................................................87
Application Contribution to Cumulative VDisk Usage ................................................................................. 88
Application Contribution to Daily Dedup Pool ............................................................................................. 89
Application Contribution to Daily Snapshot Pool ........................................................................................ 91
Bandwidth Utilization History........................................................................................................................ 93
Daily Snapshot Pool Utilization Summary ................................................................................................... 94
Dedup Pool Consumption .............................................................................................................................. 95
Dedup Pool Utilization History by Application ............................................................................................. 97
Disk Pool Utilization History .......................................................................................................................... 98
Enterprise Managed Data License Consumption......................................................................................... 99
Managed Data License Consumption ......................................................................................................... 100
Managed Data License Consumption By Application Group.....................................................................101
Managed Data License Consumption History............................................................................................ 102
Snapshot Pool Consumption ....................................................................................................................... 103
Snapshot Pool Utilization History by Application ...................................................................................... 105
Storage Resource Usage Summary............................................................................................................ 106
Top-N Applications Using Dedup Storage.................................................................................................. 107
Chapter 11 - Sending Reports through Email .......................................................................109
Registering the Mail Server ......................................................................................................................... 109
Verifying the Email Configuration Settings ................................................................................................. 110
Scheduling Reports........................................................................................................................................ 111
Creating a Schedule ........................................................................................................................................................111
Viewing the List of Scheduled Jobs.............................................................................................................................. 116
Changing Schedules ...................................................................................................................................................... 116
Pausing a Job ................................................................................................................................................................. 116
Running a Job Repeatedly ............................................................................................................................................ 117
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Preface
About This Guide
This guide presents detailed information on how to administer and use the Actifio Report Manager features.
Intended Audience
This guide is intended for system administrators who use the Actifio Report Manager. It assumes basic familiarity with
storage concepts and knowledge on Actifio CDS and Sky appliances.
Product Version
The information in this guide is current as of Actifio Report Manager version 6.2.2.
Organization of This Guide
This guide includes the following chapters and appendixes:
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Chapter 1, Getting Started. Provides an understanding of Actifio Report Manager, and explains how to log
on to the Report Manager using a web browser.
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Chapter 2, Using the Dashboard. Describes how to use the Report Manager dashboard.
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Chapter 3, Administering Report Manager. Describes how to configure and manage Actifio Appliances
(Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky) with the Report Manager.
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Chapter 4, Using the Built-In Reports. Gives you an overview of built-in reports and explains how to view,
generate and save built-in reports.
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Chapter 5, Audit Reports. Describes how to use the Audit reports.
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Chapter 6, Jobs Reports. Describes how to use the job reports.
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Chapter 7, Protection Reports.Describes how to use the protection reports.
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Chapter 8, SLA Compliance Reports. Describes how to use the SLA compliance reports.
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Chapter 9, Summary Reports. Describes how to use the summary reports.
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Chapter 10, Utilization Reports. Describes how to how to use the utilization reports.
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Chapter 11, Sending Reports through Email. Describes how to configure the Actifio Report Manager to
automatically send published reports to the desired email recipients.
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Related Documentation
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Actifio Report Manager Release Notes. Provides information about what is new and changed in this
release, as well as workarounds for known issues and limitations.
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Actifio Report Manager Deployment Guide. Provides the Report Manager installation and upgrade
procedures.
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Actifio Report Manager - Schema Definitions PostgreSQL DB. Describes the database table definitions
that Actifio Report Manager uses to store records.
Actifio Support and Service
Access these locations for help with your Actifio product suite:
Customer Support Numbers
U.S. Toll-Free Number: 1.855.392.6810
From Anywhere: +1.315.261.7501
Australia: 0011 800-16165656
Germany: 00 800-16165656
New Zealand: 00 800-16165656
UK: 0 800-0155019
Customer Support Email
support@actifio.com
Customer Support Portal
https://now.actifio.com
When prompted, enter the user name and password provided by
your Actifio representative.
During the configuration and initialization of your Actifio appliance,
your Actifio representative provided you with a user name and
password for the Actifio Now customer portal.
General Information
http://www.actifio.com
The Actifio Now portal offers a knowledge-base that contains answers to common questions and solutions to known
problems. It also contains an extensive Content Library of product related documents such as user guides, operational
manuals and technical white papers.
Before You Call Customer Support
Make sure you have access to your Actifio Report Manager and have the following information available when you call:
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The Actifio Report Manager version number.
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The Actifio CDS and Sky Appliance version number.
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Deployed environment information (OVA deployment).
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Getting Started
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This chapter introduces the Actifio Report Manager, and explains how to log on to the Report Manager using a web
browser.
Topics:
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Report Manager Overview
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User Login Types and Functions
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Logging In and Logging Out
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Changing the Default Password (superuser)
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Checking the Report Manager Version
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Managing Roles
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Report Manager Security Services
Report Manager Overview
The Actifio Report Manager is a web based reporting service that enables you to generate various reports to analyze
and understand copy data management in your organization. The Actifio Report Manager can be installed on a
VMware ESX server 5.5 or higher in your network as an OVA template. After installing the Report Manager you can
login and configure one or more Actifio CDS/Sky Appliances to work with and generate the reports.
You can use the Actifio Report Manager to perform the following tasks:
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Create, View, Search, Run, Schedule and Save reports
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Monitor and manage all your Actifio Appliances data from a single Report Manager instance
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Add and Delete Actifio Appliances for which reports are generated
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Change the Authentication server to allow access to users belonging to various appliances
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Create report schedules to run automatically
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Schedule and manage email subscriptions to roll out reports to a large recipient list
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Customize reports with more customizable options and filters
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Export reports in various forms to analyze the data in your organization.
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User Login Types and Functions
Actifio Report Manager supports the following user login types:
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superuser
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Actifio Appliance Users
Superuser
The superuser login allows you to perform all the administrative tasks such as adding and deleting appliances,
switching between authentication servers and managing data synchronization, modifying the reports and schedule
handling etc. The superuser login is enabled by default. This user has all privileges to administer the Report Manager.
Actifio Appliance Users
All the existing users of Actifio Appliances can log on to the Report Manager using their Actifio appliance credentials.
These user accounts are activated only after adding the Actifio Appliance as authentication server.
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Users without Administrator Role: The existing Actifio appliance users can only read and run the reports
and cannot have the permissions to save the modified reports in the same repository location, instead they
can use “Save As” option to save reports with different name.
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Users with Administrator Role: The existing Actifio appliance users with Administrator role can also
perform all the available administrative tasks in the Report Manager
Actifio appliance users can view the report data for applications that are part of organizations the users are assigned
within the appliance. If the same user name resides on multiple appliances, the user can view the data of all those
appliances.
Note: Actifio Report Manager authorize the access based on the user names only, which means even if the
passwords are different for same user in multiple appliances, the user access is granted to view the report data.
The following table describes the functions of superuser and existing appliance users.
Report Manager Tasks
superuser/ Actifio
Appliance User with
Administrator role
Actifio Appliance Users
Adding and Deleting Actifio Appliances
Yes
No
Changing Authentication Server
Yes
No
Certificate Exchange
Yes
No
Data Sync and Retention
Yes
No
View, search, run and save reports
Yes
Yes
Email Scheduling
Yes
Yes
Note: Actifio Report Manager comes with a default organization (organization_1), any external user (Actifio CDS/
Sky appliance users) belong to this organization by default.
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Logging In and Logging Out
This section describes the login and logout procedures.
Logging In
You can access your Report Manager in two ways:
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Using Actifio CDS/Sky Appliance
See the Deploying the Actifio Report Manager guide for instructions on how to access.
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Using a Web Browser
To start the Actifio Report Manager from a web browser:
1.
Open your Web browser.
See the Deploying the Actifio Report Manager guide for supported web browsers information.
2.
Type the Report Manager URL in the address bar, by default, the URL is https:// < Report Manager IP
Address>.
The Report Manager Login page appears.
3.
Enter your username and password and click the LOGIN button.
Actifio Report Manager - Login
Logging Out
To log out of your Actifio Report Manager session, click the Log Out located at the top right corner of the Report
Manager.
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Changing the Default Password (superuser)
Perform the following steps to change superuser’s default password:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with default superuser credentials.
2.
Click Manage >> Users. The Users information page displays all the available users.
3.
Select superuser and click Edit in the Properties panel.
4.
Enter a new password in Password and Confirm Password fields.
5.
Click Save.
Checking the Report Manager Version
To find out what version of Report Manager you are running:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager.
2.
Select the About option from the Help menu.
A new pop-up dialog displays the current running Report Manager version.
Use the Close button to close the pop-up dialog.
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Managing Roles
Roles define set of users who are granted similar permissions. Administrators create roles, assign them to users, and
set permissions in the repository. By default, Actifio Report Manager includes the following built-in roles:
Role
Description
ROLE_SUPERUSER
This role determines system admin privileges. It's a system level role,
but in a single-organization deployment, the system admin can assign it
to an organization admin.
When a user already has ROLE_ADMINISTRATOR, this additional role
grants access to the system configuration functions. Only a system
admin can assign this role to another user.
In a multi-organization environment, ROLE_SUPERUSER should not be
given to organization admins or organization users, because this allows
access to the Ad Hoc cache shared by all organizations. In the case of a
single organization such as in the default installation, you may assign this
role to the organization admins to grant access to system settings
without granting privileges to create top-level organizations or other
system administrators.
Do not delete this role, it's required to create users and allow them to
log in.
ROLE_ADMINISTRATOR
Actifio Report Manager confers the organization-level privileges to any
user with this role. This includes managing users, roles, and
permissions, as well as creating resources in the repository. When a
user with this role logs in, the server displays the additional menus to
access the admin pages and manage repository resources. Any
administrator can assign this role to any other user.
Do not delete this role, it's required to create users and allow them to
log in.
ROLE_USER
Required to log in. This role is automatically assigned to every Actifio
Report Manager user. It's a special system-level role visible in every
organization. Do not delete this role, it's required to create users and
allow them to log in.
ROLE_ANONYMOUS
When anonymous access is enabled, this role is automatically assigned
to any user accessing the server without logging in. It's a special system
level role visible in every organization. This role is also assigned to the
default anonymous user. By default, anonymous access is disabled and
this role isn’t used. It's a system role that even the system administrator
cannot delete.
ROLE_PORTLET
Actifio Report Manager assigns this particular role type to users that are
created automatically when a portal requests authentication for a
connection.
If the specified user name does not exist, it is created, assigned the
password of the user in the portal, and assigned the ROLE_PORTLET
and ROLE_USER roles in Report Manager.
Note: Assigning roles to external users (Actifio CDS and Sky appliance users) are not supported.
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Report Manager Security Services
Actifio Report Manager provides data level security by following services:
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Organizations
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Users
Organizations
Actifio Appliance (CDS/Sky) provides two predefined organizations: ALL and PUBLIC. You can create other
organizations as needed.
These organization's application and host resources are replicated to the Actifio Report Manager from Actifio CDS/Sky.
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ALL: A user added to the organization “ALL” has access to every Actifio appliance resource.
Report Manager displays ALL as Unassigned, when a user is assigned with organization “ALL” in an Actifio
Appliance CDS/Sky. Report Manager shows “Unassigned” organization’s data that does not belongs to
PUBLIC and any other user created organization.
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PUBLIC: By default, every Actifio Appliance (CDS/Sky) user is belongs to organization “PUBLIC”, these
users can access resources added to this organization.
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User Created Organizations: Actifio Appliance (CDS/Sky) allows administrators to create new
organizations and assign resources to them. Users who are assigned with any user created organization
can view resources belonging only to that organization.
Note: Any changes to Organizations or Organization resources in Actifio appliances (Actifio CDS/Actifio Sky) are
reflected in Report Manager only after successful data synchronization.
Users
Actifio Report Manager supports the following user login types:
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Super User: superuser is an Actifio Report Manager’s unique user with all privileges to access all the data
and perform all administrative operations.
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Actifio Appliance User:
o
Admin: This user type can view all the data within the Actifio Report Manager.
o
Non-Admin: This user type can view only information of user owned organization(s).
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Report Manager Organization Vs. User Authorization Matrix
Following table describes user and organization’s relationship in Actifio Appliance (CDS/Sky) and Actifio Report
Manager. Consider the below mentioned organizations are available with an Actifio Appliance (CDS/Sky):
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ALL
•
PUBLIC
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Org1
•
Org2
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Org3
User
Organizations Assigned to
User in Actifio CDS/Sky
Organizations Availabe with Report
Manager
User1
No organization assigned
PUBLIC (if any application/Host resources are
assigned to PUBLIC organization in Actifio
Appliance (CDS/Sky))
User2
ALL
Unassigned (Data that does not belongs to
PUBLIC and any other user created
organization Actifio Appliance (CDS/Sky)),
PUBLIC
User3
ALL, Org1
Unassigned, Org1, PUBLIC
User4
Org1, Org2, Org3
Org1, Org2, Org3, PUBLIC
Admin or Superuser
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Using the Dashboard
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This chapter introduces Report Manager dashboard. The Actifio Report Manager Dashboard is the default home
screen you see when you log on to the Report Manager. It gives you at-a-glance of storage resource utilization, SLA
violations, events and backup jobs and presents information about the operations of your Actifio Report Manager
through a variety of widgets:
Topics:
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About the Dashboard and Widgets
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The Backup Jobs Widget
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The SLA Violations Widget
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The Events Widget
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The Utilization Widget
The image below illustrates the four different widgets available with Actifio Report Manager:
Actifio Report Manager - Dashboard
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About the Dashboard and Widgets
The Actifio Report Manager dashboard is the first screen you see when you log in. It provides different types of
information through various widgets. The dashboard presents the data for all the appliances. Use the Select
Appliance(s) filter to view the selected appliance data.
The following table lists the widgets available on the dashboard:
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Widget
Description
Backup Jobs
Backup Jobs widget provides an aggregated job summary for all the
backup jobs grouped by day with their status (Succeeded, Failed,
Running and Canceled). Clicking on this chart will take you to Backup
Job Details report.
SLA Violations
SLA Violation widget provides an aggregated set of charts grouped by
day for all the appliances representing Total, Snapshot, Dedup and
Remote violations. Clicking on this chart will take you to SLA Violation
Details report.
Events
The Events widget provides quick access to error and warning events
grouped by day. Clicking on this chart will take you to Event Details
report.
Utilization Top 5
Utilization widget provides the top five snapshot and Dedup pools. It
also presents top five appliances with high VDisks consumption.
Clicking on this chart will take you to appropriate details report.
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Using Input Controls to Filter the Data
Use the available input controls to filter the data in the dashboard. The following are the two different input controls
available to filter the data:
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Appliance: Select one or more configured Actifio appliances to view the data.
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Date Range: Select the reporting interval to view the data, the available reporting intervals are:
o
Last 24 hours
o
Last 3 days
o
Last 7 days (default selection)
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Last 30 days
Filtering the Data using Input Controls
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The Backup Jobs Widget
Backup Jobs widget provides an aggregated job summary for all the backup jobs such as Snapshot, Dedup,
Direct-dedup and Remote grouped by day with their status (Succeeded, Failed, Running and Canceled). Clicking on
this chart will take you to Backup Job Details report.
The Backup Jobs Widget
The status of a job after it has been processed may have four states, succeeded, failed, canceled and running. The Job
outcome table shows the outcome and its meaning.
Job Status Outcome
Meaning or Description
Succeeded
Job finished successfully without any issues.
Failed
Job triggered but failed to start or unable to complete.
Canceled
Job canceled manually or automatically for some reason.
Running
Job was running during the most recent data synchronization.
Note: Click on the data point of the chart to see the detailed job report.
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The SLA Violations Widget
SLA Violation widget provides an aggregated set of charts grouped by day for all the appliances representing Total,
Snapshot, Dedup and Remote backups for Failed, Scheduler off and Not Run violations. Clicking on data points of this
chart will take you to SLA Violation Details report.
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The SLA Violations Widget
Violation Status
Meaning or Description
Failed
Job triggered but failed to start or unable to complete.
Scheduler off
Job did not run as backup scheduler for the application is turned off.
Not Run
Job not started within the scheduled window.
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The Events Widget
The Events widget provides quick access to error and warning events. Events are notifications raised by an Actifio
appliance. For a detailed information about these events, see the Using the System Monitor to Monitor Jobs and
Events guide.
Error: Displays the errors that occurred in the Actifio appliance in last 24 hours.
Warning: Displays the warnings that occurred in the Actifio appliance in last 24 hours.
By default, this widget polls for fresh data every one hour. The data refresh setting depends on the data
synchronization interval. You can sync the data hourly, daily and weekly.
The Events Widget
Note: Click on any data point of the chart to view the detailed information about that event type.
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The Utilization Widget
The Utilization widget provides the top five snapshot pools with high utilization and top five appliances with high dedup
pool utilization. Also presents top five appliances with high VDisks consumption.
By default, this widget polls for fresh data every day. The data refresh setting depends on the data synchronization
interval. You can sync the data hourly, daily and weekly etc.
The Utilization Widget shows you:
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Snapshot Pool: Provides the Snapshot pool utilization percentage over a period of time for top five pools
with high utilization. If an appliance has multiple snapshot pools, the chart shows the pool names. Clicking
on the data point will take you to the Snapshot Pool Consumption report.
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Dedup Pool: Provides the Dedup pool utilization percentage over a period of time for top five appliances
with high utilization. Clicking on the data point will take you to the Dedup Pool Consumption report.
•
VDisks: Provides the VDisk utilization over a period of time for top five appliances with high utilization.
Clicking on the data point will take you to the Snapshot Pool Consumption report.
The Utilization Widget
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Administering Report Manager
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This chapter describes how to configure and manage Actifio Appliances (Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky) with the Report
Manager. You can add and manage up to 40 Actifio Appliances with the Report Manager.
Superuser or Actifio appliance users with Administrator role can perform the configuration tasks including adding and
deleting appliances and switching between authentication servers. The superuser comes by default with the Report
Manager installation and has the highest permissions. There is only one superuser in each Report Manager instance.
You must be logged in as superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role to complete any of the
procedures in this chapter.
Topics:
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Understanding Menu Items in Report Manager
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Adding and Deleting Actifio Appliances
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Changing the Authentication Server
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Exchange Certificates
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Configuring Email Server
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Enabling and Disabling Remote Access to Report Manager Database
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Data Synchronization and Retention
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Understanding Menu Items in Report Manager
This section describes menus and menu item functions:
Name
Description
Library
Use this menu to view the list of reports available with the Actifio
Report Manager.
View
The View menu contains the following menu items:
•
Search Results: Use this to search for a specific report
within the Report Manager repository. You can also use
the available filters to fine tune the search criteria.
•
Repository: Use this option to browse the complete
folder structure on how the reports are organized.
•
Schedules: Lists all the configured email schedules.
•
Messages: Error or failure messages for Actifio Report
Manager jobs.
Manage
The Manage menu contains the following menu items:
Note: Available only
with superuser and
users with
Administrator role.
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Users: Use this option to create new user account from the
Report Manager. Currently this option is not supported. It
displays the existing appliance users.
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Roles: Use this option to manage the user roles.
•
Appliances: Use this option to add and delete appliances
with Report Manager, switch between appliances and
configuring authentication server, re-establishes trust with
Actifio appliances when certificates expire.
•
Configuration: This menu item allows you to provide email
and database configuration:
o
Email Configuration: Use this option to view and
change the current email configuration and test
option.
o
Database Configuration: Use this option to enable/
disable the remote database access for custom_user.
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Data Sync / Cleanup: Use this option to update the
appliance data with the Report Manager. You can also
configure data synchronization schedule and define data
retention period.
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Upgrade: Use this option to upgrade the Report Manager to
a most recent version.
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Help
Description
The Help menu contains the following menu items:
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About: Use this option to find out the current Report
Manager version.
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User Manual: Use this option to view the Report Manager
user guide.
Adding and Deleting Actifio Appliances
During the Report Manager installation process, the default Actifio Appliance is configured as the Authentication
Server for user authentication and authorization. In order to add more Actifio appliances, use the Appliance
Configuration option available within the Manage menu.
This section contains the following topics:
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Adding an Actifio Appliance
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Deleting an Actifio Appliance
Adding an Actifio Appliance
To add an Actifio Appliance:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Appliances option.
The Appliances page displays detailed information about all the existing appliances in a table.
3.
Click the Add Appliance button. The Add Appliance pop-up appears:
The Add Appliance Pop-up
4.
Enter the Actifio appliance IP address or DNS name.
5.
Enter the Actifio Appliance administrator password.
6.
Check the Authentication Server check-box if you want to use this appliance as the Authentication Server.
7.
Click the Add button.
The newly added appliance is listed in the Appliances page.
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Deleting an Actifio Appliance
In order to keep the Report Manager up to date, you can remove appliances that are no longer in use. Deleting an
appliance automatically deletes the corresponding certificates and appliance related data from the Actifio Report
Manager.
To delete an appliance:
1.
Click Manage and select Appliances option.
The Appliances page displays detailed information about all the existing Actifio Appliances in a table.
2.
Select the appliance using the check box.
3.
Click the Delete Appliance button.
4.
Click OK in the confirmation dialog.
Note: You cannot delete an appliance while data synchronization is in-progress. Also you cannot delete an appliance
if it is currently used as an authentication server. See Changing the Authentication Server on page 20.
Changing the Authentication Server
Actifio Report Manager allows you to change the Authentication Server at any time using the Authentication Server
option available within Appliance Configuration page. An authentication server provides a service that allows appliance
users to access the Report Manager. When logged in as appliance user, except for enterprise level reports, the user
can only see the reports corresponding to the applications assigned to organization to which the user belongs.
To change the authentication server:
1.
Click Manage and select Appliances option.
The Appliances page displays information about all the existing Actifio Appliances in a table.
2.
Select the Appliance using corresponding radio button (located under the Authentication Server column).
Changing the Authentication Server
The Change Authentication Server pop-up appears.
3.
Enter the Administrative password of the selected Appliance.
4.
Click the Submit button.
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Exchange Certificates
Actifio Report Manager and Actifio appliance must exchange their security certificates to establish communication and
transfer the data. When you add an appliance with the Report Manager, the certificate exchange process takes place
automatically. You need to exchange the certificates only when they get expired.
When the Exchange button is green in color, the certificate is valid and certificate exchange is not permitted. If any
certificate is expired, the Exchange button is enabled and turns red. In this state, certificate exchange is required.
To perform certificate exchange:
1.
Click Manage and select Appliances option.
The Appliances page displays information about all the existing Actifio Appliances in a table.
2.
Select corresponding Appliance, and click the Exchange button.
Exchanging Certificates
The Certificate Exchange pop-up appears.
3.
Enter the Administrative password of the selected Appliance.
4.
Click the Exchange button.
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Configuring Email Server
Using the email configuration feature, you can send auto-generated reports to specified email recipients.The Actifio
Report Manager collects email server settings from the default Actifio Appliance configured during the Report
Manager installation.
If the authentication server is changed, it imports new configurations settings from the changed authentication server.
The same email configuration is used to send emails to the desired recipients.
Using the email configuration feature, you can also specify the email configuration manually and verify the same.
Registering the Email Server
Perform the following steps to manually register an email server:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option.
Registering the Email Server
3.
4.
In the Email Configuration section, provide the email server details:
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Host name or IP address in the Server Name/IP field.
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Email server’s port number in Port field.
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Email Id in the User Name field.
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Email password in Password field. (mandatory when SMTP server requires authentication)
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Check the SSL check-box if the if the mail server requires secure socket connection.
Click the Save button.
Note: Change in email server configurations requires Report Manager services restart. Use the Reload
Configuration option to restart the services. You must restart the Report Manager services to apply the
configuration changes.
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Testing the Email Server Configuration
Use this option to send a test mail to the desired recipient address.
Perform the following steps to send a test mail:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option. The Configuration page provides Email Configuration
option.
Testing the Email Configuration
3.
Click the Test button. The Test Email pop-up appears.
4.
Enter the desired recipient address In the Email Recipients field. You can enter more than one email by
separating each address by a comma.
5.
Click the Submit button and verify whether you have received the test email.
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Enabling and Disabling Remote Access to Report Manager Database
By default, access to Actifio Report Manager database (PostgreSQL) from an remote system is disabled. To access
the database, you need to enable the custom_user access. Superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator
role can enable or disable the database access. The Database Configuration option allows you to perform the
following tasks:
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Enabling remote database access for custom_user
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Changing the custom_user password
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Disabling remote database access for custom_user
Perform the following steps to enable database access:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option. The Configuration page provides Database
Configuration option.
Enabling Database Access
3.
Click the Open PostgreSQL Port button.
The Set Password pop-up appears.
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4.
Enter the password for PostgreSQL user custom_user.
5.
Click the Submit button.
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Perform the following steps to change custom_user password:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option. The Configuration page provides Database
Configuration option.
Changing Custom User Password
3.
Click the Change Password for custom_user button.
The Change Password pop-up appears.
4.
Enter the new password for PostgreSQL user custom_user.
5.
Click the Submit button.
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Perform the following steps to disable database access:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option. The Configuration page provides Database
Configuration option.
Disabling Database Access
3.
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Click the Close PostgreSQL Port button.
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Data Synchronization and Retention
The data synchronization functionality updates the appliance data with the Report Manager. Data retention
functionality is used to define the retention period for the data in the Report Manager. The Data Sync/Cleanup page
allows you to perform the following tasks:
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Creating data synchronization schedules.
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Performing on-demand data synchronization.
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Reviewing the data synchronization status for all the configured appliances.
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Configuring the data retention period.
Note: Data synchronization and data retention applies to all the configured appliances. Actifio recommends not to
change the Start time and Recurrence options frequently.
Note: Changes in Actifio appliances (Actifio CDS/Actifio Sky) are reflected in Report Manager only after successful
data synchronization.
Creating a Data Synchronization Schedule
Perform the following steps to configure data synchronization schedule:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Data Sync/Cleanup option. The Data Sync page appears.
Data Synchronization and Retention
3.
Enter the start time of the synchronization schedule in Start Time field.
4.
Select the frequency of the synchronization in Schedule Type drop-down list.
5.
Enter the synchronization frequency in Recurrence. The data synchronization schedule runs based on the
selected schedule type. For example, if you select the Schedule type as daily and define the interval as 1,
then the schedule is carried out every day.
6.
Click the Submit button.
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Viewing the Data Synchronization Status
Perform the following steps to see the synchronization status of all the configured appliances:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Data Sync/Cleanup option. The Data Sync page appears.
Viewing Data Synchronization Status
The Data Sync Status table provides the last successful data sync time and last data sync status for all configured
appliances.
The following are the data sync status types:
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Running indicates that the data synchronization is in-progress.
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Success indicates that the latest data synchronization is successful.
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Failed status indicates that the latest data synchronization has failed.
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Pending indicates that the appliance is in queue for data synchronization.
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Aborted status indicates that the latest data synchronization is aborted or stopped due to a network failure,
service interruption while the data sync is in-progress.
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Initial indicates that no data synchronization initiated for the appliance until now. In this case, Last
Successful Data Sync Time is blank.
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Configuring Data Retention Period
Perform the following steps to configure Data Retention period:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Data Sync/Cleanup option. The Data Sync page appears.
Configuring Data Retention Period
3.
Enter the period for which you would like to retain the data in Retention Period. If you select 1 year, when
the scheduler performs a clean-up operation, it retains only one year of data.
4.
Click the Submit button to update the changes.
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Performing an On-Demand Data Synchronization
Perform the following steps to start an on-demand Data Synchronization:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with superuser or Actifio appliance user with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Data Sync/Cleanup option. The Data Sync page appears.
Performing an On-demand Synchronization
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Click the Sync Now button to perform an on-demand data synchronization. You can perform this to get the
latest data from the configured appliances. The Sync Now button is disabled when data synchronization is
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Using the Built-In Reports
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This chapter gives you an overview of built-in reports. Actifio Report Manager allows you to work with many built-in
reports and provides information about the storage utilization, protection, SLA compliance, jobs and audit information.
Topics:
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Built-in Report Sample
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Running One of the Built-In Reports
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Working with Charts
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Understanding Relative Dates
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Report Format Options
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Built-in Reports Quick Reference
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Built-in Report Sample
Below is a sample built-in report that presents the data related to an overall appliance summary for three different pool
utilizations:
Sample - Built-in Report
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Running One of the Built-In Reports
To generate one of the built-in reports:
1.
Login to the Actifio Report Manager.
2.
Enter your user id and password.
3.
Click Login.
The report viewer allows you to customize the report output, view reports, save reports, and export content
to desired format, and apply filters to control how the data should be displayed.
4.
To open a report in the report viewer, click on View >> Repository.
5.
Locate the desired report in the repository under root >> Actifio >>Reports. Select the Report Category
and expand. The available Report Categories are:
6.
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Audit
o
Jobs
o
Protection
o
SLA Compliance
o
Summary
o
Utilization
Click the report name, or right-click the report name and select Run. In the repository, you can also click the
report row and select Run from the tool bar.
The report opens in the Report Viewer. In the display pane, there should be a set of Input Controls in the
left panel, select the Input Control and then click the Apply button.
Accessing Built-in Reports
When the filters are modified subsequently, the Report Manager will generate the report with the new
parameter once you click Apply.
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Input Controls for Generating a Built-in Report
7.
Use the Save option to save your input control selections.
8.
The saved input controls can be reused from single select drop-down available at top of the input control
panel.
9.
The saved input controls can also be reused by selecting the option on the repository page, they are shown
after clicking on the arrow available on the left corner of the report.
Note: Every page footer of the report displays the last successful full data synchronization time stamp.
Working with Charts
When working with charts, you have the following options for customizing the display:
Changing chart types
To change a chart type:
1.
Click on the gear icon available on the top-left corner of the chart.
2.
A pop-up appears with all the available chart types.
3.
Select the desired chart type you wish the chart to be rendered.
Filtering Charts
To filter the data in a chart using legend:
1.
Click on the legend to hide the corresponding values the legend represents.
2.
Re-clicking on the legend shows the hidden values.
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Click and drag the mouse pointer over the plotted graph to zoom in on that particular plot area.
2.
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Understanding Relative Dates
The relative date range feature allows you to run or schedule reports periodically without having it altered every
time.To do this, use the following format:
<Keyword> <+/-> <N> where:
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<Keyword> indicates the time span you want to use. Options include: DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER,
SEMI, and YEAR.
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<+/-> indicates whether the time span occurs before or after the chosen date.
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<N> indicates the number you want to include in the filter.
Note: Relative dates are sensitive to time zones. The relative date expression is calculated in the time zone of the
logged-in user.
Following are the use cases of when and how to use relative dates:
Use Case
Start Date
Parameter
End Date
Parameter
Run the report for last “24 Hours” from the current time.
DAY-1
DAY
Run the report for last “Two Days” from the current time.
DAY-2
DAY
Run the report for last “N Days” from the current time.
DAY-N
DAY
Run the report for last “One Week” from the current time.
Use this option to schedule weekly reports.
WEEK -1
WEEK
Run the report for last “N Weeks” from the current time.
WEEK-N
WEEK
Run the report for last “One Month” from the current time.
Use this option to schedule monthly reports.
MONTH -1
MONTH
Run the report for last “N Months” from the current time.
MONTH-N
MONTH
Run the report in incremental manner i,e., 1st day of the
week/month, with this you can view:
WEEK-1/MONTH-1
DAY
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Last 24 hours data on 1st day of the week/month
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Last 48 hours data on 2nd day of the week/month
Similarly you can use QUARTER, SEMI, and YEAR keywords.
Note: Date selection can be done either using the relative date range or calendar dates. Relative dates are used
only in 24 hours interval.
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Report Format Options
The following table describes the column format options for formatting, filtering and sorting, these options are
displayed by clicking on any of the columns:
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Name
Description
Formatting/Show column/
Hide column
Select Formatting to open the Format Column box.
Select Show column or Hide column to show or
hide the column.
Column filters
Click to open the Filter column box.
Sort ascending
Click to sort fields on the selected column in
ascending order.
Sort descending
Click to sort fields on the selected column in
ascending order.
Column size
Click and drag this icon to make columns wider or
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Built-in Reports Quick Reference
Audit Reports
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Audit Trail Report by Appliance: This report shows the audit trail of the configuration and other commands
that have been executed on appliances with the details of which user from which system (source IP
Address) initiated the command, the status (success/failure) of the command etc.
Jobs Reports
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Application Backup Status by Consistency Date: Provides backup jobs details with successful image and
data handled by each of the backup jobs.
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Backup Job Details: Shows the job details related to backup job type.
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Backup Job Summary: This report gives backup job summary for the appliances configured with the Report
Manager. The summary has a tabular data that shows the count of jobs based on all the job types,
Snapshot, Dedup (includes Direct dedup and dedup jobs), remote (includes DAR, remote dedup,
streamsnap and vault jobs) and job status as Succeeded, Failed, Running and Canceled for each appliance
as well as Summary row displays the enterprise job count for each appliance.
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Failed Jobs by Application: Provides the failure status of different types of jobs processed by an Actifio
appliance for each protected applications, only the failed jobs are reported.
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Recovery Job Details: Shows the system effectiveness in restoring an application’s backed up data.
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Recovery Job Summary: Summarizes the backed up data for each protected application, the total number
of recover jobs, and % of successful recover jobs and the time taken to accomplish the restoration of the
backed up data.
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Recovery Point by Application: Provides last backup time for all Applications in an organization for selected
Appliance(s) based on the major backup classes that are Snapshot, Dedup and Replication.
Protection Reports
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Protection Operations Performance History by Day: This report aggregates the total amount of data
handled and the total elapsed time of four “major” job categories, Snapshot, Dedup, Replication and
Restore in a day for each application.
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Protection Operations Performance History by Operation: Aggregates the total amount of data handled and
the total elapsed time of Snapshot, Dedup, Replication and Restore jobs.
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Protection Ratio for SLA for Selected Appliances: Shows the daily protection ratio for each SLA type within
an appliance.
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Protection Ratio for Selected Appliances: This report shows the daily protection ratio for each appliance.
SLA Compliance Reports
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Application Protection Panel: This report shows the protection status for backup types Snapshot, Dedup/
Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup of each application in an appliance for last 3 days.
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Application Protection Panel for 15 Days: This report shows the protection status for backup types
Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup of each application in an appliance for last 15 days.
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SLA Compliance Statistics by SLA for Last 24 Hours: Provides SLA statistics of each SLA in an appliance.
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Daily Protection Status: This reports shows whether any snapshot, dedup/direct-dedup, or remote dedup
jobs succeeded with consistency dates corresponding to the dates shown in the report.
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SLA Compliance Summary and Details: Provides the summary and details of SLA compliance and misses
over any time period selected by the user.
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SLA Compliance Summary and Details by SLA: Provides the same data shown in SLA Compliance
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SLA Violation Details: Provides information about the level of compliance with SLA definitions. It analyzes
historical performance on a daily basis and shows a record of any time an SLA is not met within a daily
period.
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SLA Violation Summary: Provides SLA violation summary for the configured appliances. The violations
types Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run are summarized for job types Snapshot, Dedup and Remote
Dedup for each appliance individually.
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SLA Violation Summary for Last 24 Hours: Provides SLA violation summary for the configured appliances
for last 24 hours. The violations types Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run are summarized for job types
Snapshot, Dedup and Remote Dedup for each appliance individually
Summary Reports
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Application Protection Coverage and Protection Policies: This report shows the list of protected applications
in an Appliance with the corresponding policies, RPO, Retention associated to each policy of an application.
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Overall Appliance Summary: Includes storage pool and VDisk utilization and daily usage trend over last 15
days. Also shows predicted days of storage and remaining VDisk.
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Application Contribution to Cumulative VDisk Usage: This report shows the contribution of the existing and
new applications to the cumulative VDisk usage by day.
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Application Contribution to Daily Dedup Pool: This report shows the contribution of the existing and new
applications to the daily Dedup pool ingest.
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Application Contribution to Daily Snapshot Pool: This report shows the contribution of the existing and new
applications to the daily snapshot pool ingest.
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Bandwidth Utilization History: Shows hourly trend of incoming and outgoing bandwidth statistics of a
selected appliance.
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Daily Snapshot Pool Utilization Summary: Provides daily summary of snap pool usage by each application.
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Dedup Pool Consumption:This report shows the dedup pool consumption trends over time and top
consumers of the pool.
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Dedup Pool Utilization History by Application: Shows the day end value of the amount of Dedup pool
storage used and data protected by each application
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Disk Pool Utilization History: Displays the disk pool usage of each appliance.
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Enterprise Managed Data License Consumption: Provides the enterprise level MDL consumption history
by aggregating information across all appliances whose data has been collected in the Report Manager
database.
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Enterprise Managed Data License Consumption: Provides the total MDL consumed by the applications that
are protected by an appliance.
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Managed Data License Consumption History: Provides the current value, in size (GB), of the MDL
consumed by an appliance in size (GB).
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Managed Data License Consumption By Application Group: This can also change if the application data of
one or more protected application change in size.
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Snapshot Pool Consumption: This report shows the snapshot pool and VDisk consumption trends over
time and top consumers of the pool.
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Snapshot Pool Utilization History by Application: Shows the day-end value of the amount of Snapshot pool
storage used, storage protected by application, and the number of VDisks used by each of the protected
application.
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Storage Resource Usage Summary: This report shows the maximum, minimum and average value of
Snapshot Pool, Dedup Pool and VDisk usage for an appliance.
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Top-N Applications Using Dedup Storage: Provides the shows the Top-N applications whose data is
ingested in the Dedup pool.
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Audit Reports
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This chapter explains about audit trail of the configuration and other commands that are executed on an Actifio
appliance (Actifio CDS/Actifio Sky). This section contains only one report (Audit Trail Report by Appliance).
Audit Trail Report by Appliance
This report shows the audit trail of the configuration and other commands that are executed on the Actifio Appliance
with the details of user, system (source IP Address) that initiated the command, the status (success or failure) of the
command, etc.
Sample Report - Audit Trial Report by Appliance
Column Descriptions
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Date: Date (MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM) of the command
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User Name: User name of the user who executed the command (“admin” in many cases)
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User Full Name: User's first name and last name are concatenated with a '.' (firstname.lastname).
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Source IP Address: IP Address of the system from which the command is initiated
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Destination IP Address: IP Address of the system on which the command is executed
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Details: Command used and the status are delimited with ‘:’.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance: Name of the Appliance on which the report will be generated. Appliance to be selected
from the single-select drop down list.
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Privileged: Check box option to filter report to show Privileged or Non-Privileged user data.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Jobs Reports
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Each protection operation is a job. There are four categories of jobs: Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery. Job
reports record the execution and results of these operations.
Topics:
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Application Backup Status by Consistency Date
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Backup Job Details
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Backup Job Summary
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Failed Jobs by Application
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Recovery Job Summary
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Recovery Job Details
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Recovery Point by Application
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Application Backup Status by Consistency Date
This report provides backup jobs details with successful image and data handled by each of the following backup jobs.
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Snapshot
•
Dedup/Direct Dedup
•
Remote Dedup
The data provided in this report is grouped by each application and displayed for the selected consistency dates.
Sample Report - Application Backup Status by Consistency Date
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Host Name: Name of the host where the application resides.
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Application Name: Name of the application suffixed with the host name.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
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Consistency Date: Time stamp when the application freezes for the backup job.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Profile Name: Name of the profile used for application protection.
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Job Name: Name of the job run for the consistency date.
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Image Name: Name of the image created by the successful backup job.
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Backup Status: Status of the backup job (Succeeded or Failed or Canceled).
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Data Copied (GB): Application data copied into the storage pools, this field is specific for Snapshot jobs.
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Post Compressed (GB): Post compressed application data written into the dedup pool, this field is specific
for Dedup/Direct Dedup jobs.
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Remote Post Compressed (GB): Post compressed application data written into the remote appliance’s
dedup pool.This field is specific for Remote Dedup jobs.
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Backup Job Details
This report provides the details of backup job (snapshot, dedup, remote-dedup, direct dedup, dedup async, vmdar).
The report also shows the Log backup jobs and includes an option to show only Log backup jobs. The chart in the
report shows the count of jobs based on the status (succeeded, failed, canceled, not run) for the selected dates. The
data is grouped on the selected appliance, organization and application type.
Sample Report - Backup Job Details
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Host Name: Name of the host where the application resides.
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Application Name: Name of the application suffixed with the host name.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
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Policy Template: Policy Template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used for protection.
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Job Name: Name of the job.
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Job Type: Type of the job.
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Log Backup: Sub job type Log Backup for Snapshot and Streamsnap jobs only.
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Job Status: Completion status (Succeeded or Failed or Canceled or Running) of the job.
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Percent Complete: Shows the progress of the running jobs. Not applicable for succeeded, failed and
canceled jobs.
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Start Time: Timestamp of the start of the job. Blank in case of not run jobs.
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End Time: Timestamp of the end of the job. Shows violation time for not run jobs.
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Duration: Time taken for job completion in hours, minutes and seconds (HH : mm).
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Application Size (GB): Size of the application.
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MDL size (GB): Size of MDL.
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Data Copied (GB): Size of data copied.
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Local Dedup Ingest (GB): Size of the dedup ingested for local dedup jobs.
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Remote Dedup Ingest (GB): Size of the dedup ingested for remote dedup jobs.
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Local Dedup Pool Consumed (GB): Size of the dedup pool consumed locally.
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Remote Dedup Pool Consumed (GB): Size of the dedup pool consumed remotely.
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Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Policy Template(s): The multi-select drop down lists the policy templates.
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Select Job Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the job types, Snapshot, Dedup, Direct dedup,
Remote dedup, Dedup Async, Streamsnap, Vault.
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Select Job Status: The multi-select drop down lists the job status, succeeded, failed, running, canceled.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is the last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Backup Job Summary
This report gives backup job summary for the appliances configured with the Report Manager. The summary has a
tabular data that shows the count of jobs based on all the job types, Snapshot, Dedup (includes Direct dedup and
dedup jobs), remote (includes DAR, remote dedup, streamsnap and vault jobs) and job status as Succeeded, Failed,
Running and Canceled for each appliance as well as Summary row displays the enterprise job count for each
appliance.
There are two sets of summary charts based on aggregated for all job types, Snapshot, Dedup and Remote.
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Column chart to show case the job count for selected appliances based on the job status.
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Line chart shows the trend over time for job count by status.
The report also provides and option to drill to detail to the Backup Job details report. The capability is provided on the
appliance name, job count in the table as well as the data points in the column chart as well as the line chart.
Appliances prior to 6.2.4 did not send running job information to the Report Manager, in this case the running jobs
fields of Total, Snapshot, Dedup and Remote, for those appliances are shown as NA.
Sample Report - Backup Job Summary
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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All Job types: Refers to the count of job, irrespective of the job type selected.
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Snapshot or Dedup or Remote: Refers to the count of jobs for the respective job type category.
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Total: Job count for the selected appliances and date range, irrespective of the job types or status .
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Succeeded: Job count for the selected appliances and date range, irrespective of the job types or status.
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Failed: Job count for the selected appliances and date range, irrespective of the job type or status.
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Canceled: Job count for the selected appliances and date range, irrespective of the job type or status.
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Policy Template(s): the multi-select drop down, list all the policy templates used by the selected
applications and appliances.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Failed Jobs by Application
This is a report on the failure status of different types of jobs that are run by Actifio appliance to execute the protection
policies set for each protected applications. By exception, the details of only the failed jobs are reported.
Sample Report - Failed Jobs by Application
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Job Type: Backup job type.
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Host Name: Name of the host where the application resides.
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Application Name: Name of the application suffixed with the host name.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
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Policy Template: Policy Template used for application protection.
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Job Name: Name of the job.
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Start Time: Timestamp of the start of the job. Blank in case of not run jobs.
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End Time: Violation Time: Timestamp of the end of the job.
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Duration: Time taken for job completion in hours.
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Message: Error message for the failed job.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Job Type (s): The multi-select drop down lists job types.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Policy Template(s): The multi-select drop down lists the policy templates.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Recovery Job Summary
This report shows the effectiveness of recovered backed-up application data. All job types are included in the
summary. This report summarizes, for each protected application, the total number of Restore jobs of all types, the
number and % of successful restore jobs, and the total time taken to accomplish the recovery.
Sample Report - Recovery Jobs Summary
Column Descriptions
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Application Name: Name of the application and the host on which the application is running.
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Total Jobs (#): Total number of jobs for the application that belongs to “major” category called Recovery.
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Success Jobs (#): Number of successful jobs.
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Jobs Succeeded%: Percentage of the successful jobs.
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Total Elapsed Time (hh mm ss): Time taken for all the successful jobs to run.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Recovery Job Details
The report shows the job level details of the summary information provided in “Restore Job Summary” report. It
shows the effectiveness of recovering backed up application data. This report includes seven categories of job types:
(a) Mount (b) Clone (c) Restore, (d) Sync- back, (e) Remote-Mount, (f) Remote-Clone, (g) Remote-Restore (h) LiveClone.
Sample Report - Recovery Job Details
Column Descriptions
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Mounted Host: Host on which the application is running.
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Job Name: Name of the job
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Job Type: Type of the job. This a sub type (such as Mount, Clone, etc) of the “major” type “Restore”
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the protection policy that is being enforced through this job
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Start Time: Date and time when the job started
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End Time: Date and time when the job completed
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Recent Backup Status: Completion status (Success or Failure) of the job.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Recovery Point by Application
This report provides the last backup time for all applications in an organization for selected appliance(s) based on the
major backup classes: Snapshot, Dedup, and Replication.
Sample Report - Recovery Point by Application
Column Descriptions
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Application Name: Name of the application and the host on which the application is running.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the protection policy that is being enforced through this job
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Protection Type: Major backup categories (Snapshot, Dedup and Replication).
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Recovery Point: Consistency time of the application.
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Recovery Point Time (Hours): Time distance to the recovery point.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Protection Type: Backup Types (snapshot, dedup and replication) will be listed as drop down list.
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Protection Reports
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Protection reports are convenient ways of seeing how well operations were performed, and allow you to compare the
effectiveness of protection to conventional data protection methods. The protection ratio reports are broadly
categorized into Protection Operations and Protection Ratio reports:
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Protection Operation Performance Reports: This report shows the effectiveness of protection operations
for each specific application. Unlike a traditional backup system, the first Actifio Snapshot and Dedup jobs
involve movement of much data and the elapsed time is large, but subsequent operations move much less
data require much less time to provide the same level of protection.
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Protection Ratio Reports: The measure of effectiveness of protection provided to an application is the
“Protection Ratio”. The Protection Ratio for an application is the ratio of “Storage Protected” for the
application to the “Total Storage Resources” used by the system for the protection”.
Though the most frequently used measure of protection in the backup industry is the “Dedup Ratio”, other
storage resources from Snapshot Pool and Primary Pool are also used along with storage from the Dedup
Pool. In this calculation the storage resources used from all the three pools are considered and the total
storage resources used is considered instead of only the storage used from the Dedup Pool. There are two
built-in protection ratio reports: Protection Ratio for an Appliance and Protection Ratio for SLA in an
Appliance.
Topics:
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Protection Operations Performance History by Day
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Protection Operations Performance History by Operation
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Protection Ratio for Selected Appliances
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Protection Ratio for SLA for Selected Appliances
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Protection Operations Performance History by Day
This report shows the effectiveness of protection operations for each specific application. Unlike a traditional backup
system, the first Actifio Snapshot and Dedup jobs involve movement of much data and the elapsed time is large, but
subsequent operations move much less data, so they require much less time to provide the same level of protection.
This report aggregates the total amount of data handled and the total elapsed time of four categories of jobs,
Snapshot, Replication, Restore and Dedup in a day for each application. Three of these job categories include sub
categories of jobs:
Snapshot: Snapshot
Replication: Remote-Dedup, Dedup-Async and VMDar
Restore: Mount, Clone, Restore, Sync-back, Remote-Mount, Remote-Clone, Remote-Restore, Live-Clone.
Dedup: Dedup, Direct-Dedup
This report shows the overall efficiency/performance of these protection operations measured by average bytes/
second data handled. For Dedup jobs, it additionally shows the average compression ratio, calculated by dividing the
Pre-Dedup size of the data by the size of the data after the Dedup and compression operations.
Sample Report - Protection Operations Performance History by Day
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Application Name: Name of the application and the host on which the application is running.
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Operation Type: Major type of operation (Snapshot or Dedup or Replication or Restore). The sub
categories of these major job/operation categories are as described above in the report description.
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Number of Jobs (#): Total number of Jobs.
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Elapsed Time (Sec.): Elapsed Time for the job.
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Total Data Handled (MB): Size of the data copied, replicated, restored or Deduped.
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Operation Speed (byte/sec): Efficiency of the operation measured in bytes handles per second.
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Dedup Post Compress (MB): Size of the data after the compression operation.
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Compression Ratio: Ratio between Data Handled (i.e. the Pre-Dedup size of the data) and Compressed
Size (the final size of the data to be stored).
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Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1
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Protection Operations Performance History by Operation
This report shows the effectiveness of protection operations. Unlike a traditional backup system, the first Actifio
Snapshot and Dedup jobs involve movement of much data and the elapsed time is large, but subsequent operations
move much less data require much less time to provide the same level of protection.
This report aggregates the total amount of data handled and the total elapsed time of four categories of jobs:
Snapshot, Replication, Restore and Dedup.
Each of these job categories includes sub categories of jobs:
Snapshot: Snapshot
Replication: Remote-Dedup, Dedup-Async and VMdar
Restore: Mount, Clone, Restore, Sync-back, Remote-Mount, Remote-Clone, Remote-Restore, Live-Clone.
Dedup: Dedup, Direct-Dedup
This report shows the overall efficiency or performance of these protection operations measured by average bytes/
second data handled. For Dedup jobs, it also shows the average compression ratio, calculated by dividing the PreDedup size of the data by the size of the data after the Dedup and compression operations.
Sample Report - Protection Operations Performance History by Operation
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Column Descriptions
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Application Name: Name of the application and the host on which the application is running.
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Job Name: Name of the job
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Start Time: Date and time when the job started.
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End Time: Date and time when the job started.
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Elapsed Time: Elapsed time for the job in seconds.
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Data Handled (MB): Size of the data copied, replicated, restored or Deduped.
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Operation Speed (byte/sec): Efficiency of the operation measured in bytes handles per second
For Dedup operations the additional columns are:
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Compressed Size (MB): Size of data after the compression operation, which follows the Dedup
operation on the (already) Deduped data
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Compression Ratio: Ratio between Data Handled (i.e. the Pre-Dedup size of the data) and
Compressed Size (the final size of the data to be stored)
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1
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Protection Ratio for Selected Appliances
This report shows the daily (day end) protection ratio for an appliance which is defined as = (Application Storage
Protected, summed over all the applications protected by the appliance) / (Storage used from Primary Pool + Storage
used from Snapshot Pool + Storage used from Dedup Pool).
Sample Report - Protection Ratio for an Appliance
Column Descriptions
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Collection Time: Timestamp of the data collection
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Protection Ratio: Protection ratio for the selected appliance.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Protection Ratio for SLA for Selected Appliances
This report shows the daily (day end) protection ratio for a SLA Type within an appliance, which is equal to (Application
Storage Protected, summed over all the applications belonging to a specific SLA Type on the appliance) / (Storage
used from Primary Pool by the applications belonging to a specific SLA Type on the appliance + Storage used from
Snapshot Pool by the applications belonging to a specific SLA Type on the appliance + Storage used from Dedup Pool
by the applications belonging to a specific SLA Type on the appliance).
Sample Report - Protection Ratio for SLA types in an Appliance
Column Descriptions
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Collection Time: Timestamp of the data collection
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Protection Ratio: Protection ratio for the organization
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Policy Template(s): Names of the policy templates that are available. Select policy template(s) from
the multi-select drop down list.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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SLA Compliance Reports
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This chapter explains how to work with SLA Compliance reports, which shows how well your SLAs are being
complied with.
Topics:
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Application Protection Panel
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Application Protection Panel for 15 Days
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Daily Protection Status
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SLA Compliance Statistics by SLA for Last 24 Hours
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SLA Compliance Summary and Details by SLA
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SLA Compliance Summary and Details
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SLA Violation Summary
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SLA Violation Summary for Last 24 Hours
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SLA Violation Details
Note: Applications with poor SLA compliance may have unsuitable SLA policy templates. See Best Practices for
the Actifio SLA Architect’s Policy Templates, in your Actifio Documentation Library, for some good information
on optimizing your SLAs for best compliance.
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Application Protection Panel
This report shows the protection status for backup types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup of each
application in an appliance for last 3 days. The status is based on the job compliance statistics collection. Data in the
report is filtered based on the applications owned by the user logged in.
Example: Consider an application protected with an hourly snapshot policy. 24 successful backups are expected by
end of the day. If all the 24 backups are successfully completed, application protection status is shown in Green. If
there are at least one successful and one failed backup then the status is shown in Yellow and if all the backups failed
then status is shown in Red.
Sample Report - Application Protection Panel
Column Descriptions
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Host Name: Name of the host.
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Green: All jobs of the application and backup type combination succeeded.
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Yellow: At least one job of the application and backup type combination failed and succeeded respectively.
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Red: All jobs of the application and backup type combination failed.
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There are cases where actual job count (Successful + Failed + Running) exceeds expected job count, the reasons
could be:
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Log backup might have been enabled on database applications.
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Failed job count also includes retry jobs.
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User might have triggered on-demand backup jobs.
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory:
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Select Appliance (s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Severity: This is a single select list that provides you option to filter data based on the severity of the
situation.
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All applications.
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Exclude fully compliant applications (yellow or red).
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Only show applications with policies in complete violation (red only).
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Application Protection Panel for 15 Days
This report shows the protection status for backup types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup of each
application in an appliance for last 15 days. The status is based on the job compliance statistics collection. Data in the
report is filtered based on the applications owned by the user logged in.
Example: Consider an application protected with an hourly snapshot policy. 24 successful backups are expected by
end of the day. If all the 24 backups are successfully completed, application protection status is shown in Green. If
there are at least one successful and one failed backup then the status is shown in Yellow and if all the backups failed
then status is shown in Red.
Sample Report - Application Protection Panel for Last 15 Days
Column Descriptions
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Host Name: Name of the host.
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Application Name: Name of the application.
Color Descriptions
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Green: All jobs of the application and backup type combination succeeded.
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Yellow: At least one job of the application and backup type combination failed and succeeded respectively.
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Red: All jobs of the application and backup type combination failed.
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Blank: Application has no backup policy set to run on the reporting date.
There are cases where actual job count (Successful + Failed + Running) exceeds expected job count, the reasons
could be:
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Log backup might have been enabled on database applications.
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Failed job count also includes retry jobs.
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User might have triggered on-demand backup jobs.
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory:
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Select Appliance (s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Severity: This is a single select list that provides you option to filter data based on the severity of the
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All applications.
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Exclude fully compliant applications (yellow or red).
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Only show applications with policies in complete violation (red only).
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SLA Compliance Statistics by SLA for Last 24 Hours
This reports shows the SLA statistics of each SLA in an Appliance. This includes the Expected and Succeeded jobs of
job types Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup. Also provides the count of SLA's Failed and Running
jobs during end of the day.
Sample Report - SLA Compliance Statistics by SLA for Last 24 Hours
Column Descriptions
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Snapshot Jobs (#): Number of Expected and Succeeded snapshot jobs.
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Dedup Jobs (#): Number of Expected and Succeeded Dedup jobs.
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Direct Dedup Jobs (#): Number of Expected and Succeeded Direct Dedup jobs.
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Remote Dedup Jobs (#): Number of Expected and Succeeded Remote Dedup jobs.
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Total (#): Total Number of Failed and Running jobs
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory:
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Daily Protection Status
This reports shows whether any snapshot, dedup/direct-dedup, or remote dedup jobs succeeded with consistency
dates corresponding to the dates shown in the report. This will be followed by 3 color values for each day, representing
snapshot, dedup, and remote-dedup status. Direct-to-dedup jobs are treated as dedup.
Sample Report - Daily Protection Status
Column Descriptions
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Host Name: Name of the host.
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Successful jobs are reported green in color and when you mouse hover it the tooltip will show : <jobname> finished at <completion time> with consistency point of <consistency time>.
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Failed jobs are reported red in color and when you mouse hover the tooltip will show : <job-name> failed at
<failure time>: <failure reason>
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If the policy window was still open as of our last data sync it is reported with color yellow and when you
mouse hover the tooltip will show: Policy window had not finished as of the most recent sync: <latest sync
time>
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Canceled are reported in red in color and when you mouse hover the tooltip show the information: <jobname> was cancelled at <cancellation time>
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If no job was run in the policy window, reported in red in color and when you mouse hover the tooltip show
: No applicable job was run for this period
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If an ancestor job was red (snapshot for dedup, dedup for remote dedup), it is reported red in color and
when you mouse hover the tooltip will show : <reason the ancestor job was red>
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If a dedup or remote dedup job was run for a later consistency time, it is reported red in color and when you
mouse hover the tooltip will show : <jobname> ran with a later consistency time
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If the ancestor job succeeded or may still succeed (green or yellow), the tooltip will show: Success is still
possible. <ancestor job type> job status is <ancestor status and description>
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Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory:
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Select Appliance (s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Severity: This is a single select list that provides you option to filter data based on the severity of the
situation.
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All applications.
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Exclude fully compliant applications (yellow or red).
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SLA Compliance Summary and Details by SLA
This report shows the summary and details of SLA compliance and misses over any time period selected by the user.
This report is a combination of several sub-reports showing:
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The number of Protected and Unprotected applications at the time when the report is generated. The
summary also shows the number and percentage of the Protected applications for which the Schedule is
turned off and the same for the applications for which the Expiration is turned off.
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The SLA Compliance and Miss summary for the following types of jobs
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Snapshot
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Dedup
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Direct Dedup
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Remote Dedup
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Dedup Async
Sample Report - Compliance Summary and Details by SLA
For all the above types of jobs, the summary shows success (compliance) and failure as number as well as percentage
(of the total number of jobs of that type).
There are sub-reports in the details section. They are:
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List of protected applications for which the schedule is turned off with the same information as in the case
of unprotected applications.
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List of protected applications for which the expiration is turned off with the same information as in the case
of unprotected applications
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List of successful and failed jobs that ran following the Policy templates assigned are under SLA Job details
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List of jobs that did not run with reason for not running the job are listed under SLA Violations
Column Descriptions
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Application Protection Summary:
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Protected: Number of applications that are protected.
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Schedule - Off: Number of protected applications with scheduler set to off.
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Expiration - Off: Number of protected applications with expiration set to off.
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SLA compliance and Miss Summary:
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Success: Number of jobs succeeded for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup, and
Dedup Async and success percentage and detailed in rows.
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Failed: Number of jobs Failed for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup, and Dedup
Async and failure percentage.
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Not Run: Number of jobs Not Run for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup, and Dedup
Async and not run percentage.
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Total: Sum of Success, Failure and Not Run for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup,
and Dedup Async.
The below sections are shown only when you check 'Show Details' check-box.
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Applications with Schedule-Off and Expiration-Off Sections:
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Host Name: Name of the host on which application is running.
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
SLA Job Details:
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used for protection.
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Job Name: Name of the job run.
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Job Type: Type of the job (Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery).
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Start Time: Time when the job started.
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End Time: Time when the job completed
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Duration (hh mm ss): Time taken for job completion in hours, minutes and seconds.
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Recent Backup: status of the job (Succeeded/Failed).
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Data Copied (GB): Size of data copied.
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Post Compressed (GB): Size of the application post compression.
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Message: Reason for job failure
SLA Violations:
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Violation Time: Timestamp of when the violation occurred.
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Application Name: Name of the protected application.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used to protect the application.
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Violation Message: Detailed reason explaining why this is considered a violation of SLA.
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Violation Type: Type of violation.
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Job Failure Reason: Reason for the job failure.
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Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory:
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Select Appliance (s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Policy Template(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the available policy templates.
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Show Details: Selecting this check box shows detailed data.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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SLA Compliance Summary and Details
This report shows the summary and details of SLA compliance and misses over any time period that you selected.
This report can be grouped on the available groupings.
Appliance Summary: Summarizes the SLA compliance at appliance level (Selected by default). This level provides
charts for job types snapshot, dedup/direct dedup, remote-dedup and dedup-async displaying the count of succeeded,
failed and not run.
Appliance and Organization Summary: Summarizes the SLA compliance at appliance level and individual
organization level.
Summaries plus Job and Violation Details: This will load the entire SLA compliance summary at appliance and
organization levels and its details at organization level for selected parameters.
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The number of Protected and Unprotected applications at the time when the report is generated. It
shows the number and percentage of Protected and Unprotected applications with respect to the total
number of applications. The summary also shows the number and percentage of the protected applications
for which the schedule is turned off and the same for the applications for which the expiration is turned off.
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SLA Compliance and Miss Summary includes success, failed, not run, and total jobs.
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Job Types: This report provides the summary for the following job types:
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Snapshot
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Dedup
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Direct Dedup
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Remote Dedup
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Dedup Async
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There are sub-reports in the details section. They are:
List of unprotected applications with host name, application name and application type
List of protected applications for which the schedule is turned off with the same information as in the case
of unprotected applications
List of protected applications for which the expiration is turned off with the same information as in the case
of unprotected applications
List of successful and failed Jobs which ran following the policy templates assigned are under SLA Job
details
List of jobs which did not run with reason for not running of the job are listed under SLA Violations
Column Descriptions
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Application Protection Summary:
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Protected: Number of applications that are protected.
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Unprotected: Number of applications that are unprotected.
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Total: Number of applications that are discovered.
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Schedule - Off: Number of protected applications with scheduler set to off.
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Expiration - Off: Number of protected applications with expiration set to off.
SLA compliance and Miss Summary:
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Success: Number of jobs succeeded for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup, and
Dedup Async and success percentage and detailed in rows.
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Failed: Number of jobs Failed for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup, and Dedup
Async and failure percentage.
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Not Run: Number of jobs Not Run for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup, and Dedup
Async and not run percentage.
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Total: Sum of Success, Failure, and Not Run for Snapshot, Dedup, Direct Dedup, Remote Dedup,
and Dedup Async.
The below details are shown only when you select 'Summaries plus Job and Violation Details' option from the
'Sections to Display' parameter's drop down list.
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Unprotected Applications, Schedule-Off and Expiration-Off Sections:
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Host Name: Name of the host on which application is running.
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
SLA Job Details:
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used for protection.
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Job Name: Name of the job run.
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Job Type: Type of the job (Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery).
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Start Time: Time when the job started.
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End Time: Time when the job completed
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Duration (HH h mm m ss s): Time taken for job completion in hours, minutes and seconds.
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Recent Backup: status of the job (Succeeded/Failed).
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Copied Data (GB): Size of data copied.
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Post Compressed (GB): Size of the application post compression.
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Message: Reason for job failure
SLA Violations:
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Violation Time: Timestamp when the violation occurred.
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Application Name: Name of the protected application.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used to protect the application.
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Violation Message: Detailed reason explaining why this is considered as a violation of SLA.
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Violation Type: Type of violation.
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Job Failure Reason: Reason for the job failure.
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory:
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Select Appliance (s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Sections to Display: Available grouping levels for the report. Grouping to be select from the single-select
drop down list.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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SLA Violation Summary
This report gives SLA violation summary for the configured appliances. The violations types Failed, Scheduler Off and
Not Run are summarized for job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup for each appliance
individually for each appliance. Summary row displays the enterprise violation count for each column.
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Click on the Appliance Name to see the selected appliance's summary.
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Click on the Violation Count to see the violation details with the corresponding filters selected
Top 5 Appliances with High Violation Count Graph:
This graph is a duel level pie graph, the inner layer holds the top five appliances with highest number of violations
occurred. The total violation count includes job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup. The outer
layer consists of job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup for each of the top five appliances with
highest violation count.
Violations Count by Job Type and Violation Type Graph:
This graph is a duel level pie graph, the inner layer holds the total violation count for job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct
Dedup and Remote Dedup. The outer layer consists of violation types Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run aggregated
for all the configured appliances.
Click on the pie sector to view the details report with the selected filters.
The Total Violations Graph displays the total violation history for violation types Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run
aggregated for all the configured appliances for each date of the selected interval.
The Snapshot, Dedup and Remote Dedup Violation Graphs display the violation history for violation types Failed,
Scheduler Off and Not Run aggregated for all the configured appliances respectively.
Click on the any data point of the graph to view the details report with selected filters.
Sample Report - SLA Violations Summary
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Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Application Count: Number of applications that have contributed to the violations for the selected time
period.
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Violation Count: Number of violations that have occurred for the selected interval.
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For Snapshot, Dedup and Remote Dedup Sections:
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Failed: Number of Failed violations that have occurred for the selected interval.
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Scheduler Off: Number of Scheduler Off violations that have occurred for the selected interval.
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Not Run: Number of Not Run violations occurred for the selected interval.
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Total: Number of Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run violations occurred for the selected interval.
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory.
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Start Date: Beginning date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: Ending date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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SLA Violation Summary for Last 24 Hours
This report gives SLA violation summary for the configured appliances for last 24 hours. The violations types Failed,
Scheduler Off and Not Run are summarized for job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup for each
appliance individually for each appliance. Summary row displays the enterprise violation count for each column.
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Click on the Appliance Name to see the selected appliance's summary.
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Click on the Violation Count to see the violation details with the corresponding filters selected
Top 5 Appliances with High Violation Count Graph:
This graph is a duel level pie graph, the inner layer holds the top five appliances with highest number of violations
occurred. The total violation count includes job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup. The outer
layer consists of job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct Dedup and Remote Dedup for each of the top five appliances with
highest violation count.
Violations Count by Job Type and Violation Type Graph:
This graph is a duel level pie graph, the inner layer holds the total violation count for job types Snapshot, Dedup/Direct
Dedup and Remote Dedup. The outer layer consists of violation types Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run aggregated
for all the configured appliances.
Click on the pie sector to view the details report with the selected filters.
Sample Report - SLA Violations Summary for Last 24 Hours
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Application Count: Number of applications that have contributed to the violations for the selected time
period.
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Violation Count: Number of violations that have occurred for the selected interval.
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For Snapshot, Dedup and Remote Dedup Sections:
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Failed: Number of Failed violations that have occurred for the selected interval.
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Scheduler Off: Number of Scheduler Off violations that have occurred for the selected interval.
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Not Run: Number of Not Run violations occurred for the selected interval.
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Total: Number of Failed, Scheduler Off and Not Run violations occurred for the selected interval.
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory.
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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SLA Violation Details
This report provides information about the level of compliance with SLA definitions. It analyzes historical performance
on a daily basis and shows a record of any time an SLA is not met within a daily period. This is an exception report.
Only the instances SLA violations are reported. This report includes SLA violation instances of all applications
protected by a Appliance.
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To enable SLA violations reporting, use the CLI command: udstask setparameter-param sla.enable value true in the Actifio CDS/Sky appliance.
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To set the tolerance, use the CLI command: udstask setparameter-param sla.tolerance -value
<tolerance>
Sample Report - SLA Violations Details
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Host Name: Name of the host.
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used to protect the application
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Job Type: Type of job for which the violation occurred.
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Violation Time: Timestamp when the SLA violation occurred.
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Violation Type: Type of violation.
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Reason: Reason why the policy violation occurred.
Report Parameters
All parameter selection is mandatory.
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Policy Template(s): The multi-select drop down lists the policy templates that belong to the
selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Host(s): The multi-select drop down lists the Hosts that belong to the selected appliance(s) and
organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and Host(s).
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Select Job Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the backup job types.
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Select Violation Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the violation types.
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Select Start Date: Beginning date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: Ending date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 Hours defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Summary Reports
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The summary reports provide the daily overall status of an appliance. It is a combination of several sub-reports.
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Overall Appliance Summary
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Application Protection Coverage and Protection Policies
Overall Appliance Summary
This report shows daily overall status of an appliance. It is a combination of several sub-reports showing:
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The day-end utilization status of Primary, Dedup and Snapshot pool along with their utilization history for
the last one month. Storage Pool and VDisk utilization and daily usage trend over last 15 days.
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Incoming and Outgoing and total bandwidth utilization over the last 24 hours along with the maximum and
average bandwidth usage.
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Number (and%) of total, successful and failed jobs in the last 24 hours and last one week. Jobs are
categorized in four major categories of Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery.
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Protection operation efficiency summary of last 24 hours indicating total number of protection jobs run,
total bytes handled and total time spent in those jobs. Protection operations are categorized in four major
categories of Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery.
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Error events in the last 24 hours.
This report also has a details section where detailed data of the above summary reports are provided.
Sample Report - Overall Appliance Summary
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The Overall Appliance Summary report provides:
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Resource Usage: Shows the Storage Pool and VDisk utilization and daily usage trend over last 15 days. The
summary graph shows the primary pool utilization, snapshot pool utilization, Dedup pool utilization and
VDisk utilization in separate graphs and tables. Click on the specific graph to see the detailed pool
utilization.
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Network Usage: The bandwidth utilization graph provides the bandwidth usage trends on an hourly, basis.
With such statistics, the administrators can analyze how bandwidth is used in the network, and decide if an
increase in bandwidth is required.
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SLA/Jobs: This report provides the summary of successful and failed jobs.
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Protection Efficiency: This report provides the summary of last 24 hours, indicating total number of
protected jobs run, total bytes handled and total time spent on the jobs. Protection operations are
categorized in four major categories of Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery.
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Alerts: This report provides the error events, if any, that occurred in last 24 hours.
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Details of Pool Usage by Application: This section provides the latest Dedup pool usage, snapshot pool
usage and VDisk usage by application.
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Failed Job Summary: The job summary table contains the failed jobs with complete details.
Column Descriptions
Jobs Section (Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery):
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Time Period: Summary provided for the measure of Last 24-hours and Last 1 Week(7 Days).
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Total(#): Total number of jobs run for Last 24-hours and Last 1 Week.
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Failure: Number of jobs failed with the failure percentage for Last 24-hours and Last 1 Week.
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Successful: Number of jobs succeeded with the success percentage for Last 24-hours and Last 1 Week.
Data Moved Section (Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery):
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Time Period: Summary provided for the measure of Last 24-hours and Last 1 Week.
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No. of jobs: Number of jobs succeeded for Last 24-hours and Last 1 Week.
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Data Ingested (MB): Data moved to the storage pools.
Error Events Section:
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Event Date: Timestamp of when the event occurred.
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Event Id: Id assigned to the type of event occurred.
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Severity: Severeness of the event occurred (Error or Warning or Info).
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Component: Component which is responsible for the event generation.
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Event Summary: Message shows the reason for the occurred event.
Details Section:
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Dedup Storage Utilization:
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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New Storage Used (GB): Sum of all dedup images of an application's/VMs new capacity.
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Global Dedup Storage Used (GB): Global Dedup storage.
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Storage Protected by Application (GB): Size of the protected application/VM.
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Total Storage Protected (GB): Sum of all protected application's/VMs capacity.
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Snap pool and VDisk Utilization:
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Snap pool Used (GB): Snap pool storage used by the application.
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VDisk Count(#): Number of VDisks the application is currently using.
Failed Jobs:
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Application Name: Name of the application.
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy used for protection.
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Job Name: Name of the job run.
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Job Type: Type of the Job (Snapshot, Dedup, Replication, and Recovery).
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Consistency Type: Application/Crash Consistency
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Error Message: Reason for Job failure
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance (s): Name of the appliance on which the report is generated. Select the appliance from
the single-select drop down list.
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Application Protection Coverage and Protection Policies
This report shows the list of protected applications in an Appliance with the corresponding policies, RPO, Retention
associated to each policy of an application. In addition we also show the list of unprotected applications of the
Appliance.
Sample Report - Application Protection Coverage and Protection Policies
Column Descriptions
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Policy Template: Name of the policy template used for application protection.
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Policy Name: Name of the policy that governs the protection operation. There can be multiple policies in a
SLA.
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Schedule Type: Schedule of protection jobs that run under that policy.
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Operation: The protection operation (e.g. Snapshot, Dedup etc).
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RPO: The planned recovery point using that protection policy.
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Retention: Planned retention period for that snapshot or dedup.
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Start Time (hh:mm): Beginning of the time period during which the protection policy is in effect.
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End Time (hh:mm): End of the time period during which the protection policy is in effect.
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Select Appliance: Name of the appliance on which the report is generated. Select the appliance from the
single-select drop down list.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance. The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Utilization reports show the usage of resources by protect applications and VMs. The required resources fall into two
categories: bandwidth used to replicate data from a primary to a DR appliance, and the Actifio pools used for storage.
Topics:
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Application Contribution to Cumulative VDisk Usage
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Application Contribution to Daily Dedup Pool
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Application Contribution to Daily Snapshot Pool
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Bandwidth Utilization History
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Daily Snapshot Pool Utilization Summary
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Dedup Pool Consumption
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Dedup Pool Utilization History by Application
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Disk Pool Utilization History
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Enterprise Managed Data License Consumption
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Managed Data License Consumption
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Managed Data License Consumption By Application Group
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Managed Data License Consumption History
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Snapshot Pool Consumption
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Snapshot Pool Utilization History by Application
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Storage Resource Usage Summary
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Top-N Applications Using Dedup Storage
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Application Contribution to Cumulative VDisk Usage
This report shows the contribution of the existing and new applications to the cumulative VDisk usage by day. It
summarizes the total number of applications, its breakdown into New and Old, as well as the total cumulative VDisk
usage.
Sample Report - Application Contribution to Cumulative VDisk Usage
Column Descriptions
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Date: Date when the data is collected
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New Application (#): Number of new applications that are brought under protection that day.
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Existing Application (#): Total number of Protected Applications that already existed on that day.
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VDisk Usage -Existing Application (#): The part of the daily VDisk usage contributed by the existing
applications.
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VDisk Usage -New Application (#): The part of the daily VDisk usage contributed by the new applications.
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Total VDisks Used (#): Total VDisks used.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Application Contribution to Daily Dedup Pool
This report shows the contribution of the existing and new applications to the daily Dedup pool ingest. The report also
displays the total daily ingest into the Dedup pool and the cumulative daily average of Dedup pool ingest over the
selected reporting period.
Sample Report - Application Contribution to Daily Dedup Pool
Column Descriptions
The summary section includes the following:
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Date: Date when the data is collected.
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New Application (#): Number of new applications that are brought under protection that day.
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Existing Application (#): Total number of Protected Applications that already existed on that day.
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New Application (GB): Daily Dedup-Ingest contributed by the new applications.
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Existing Application (GB): Daily Dedup-Ingest contributed by the existing applications.
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Total (GB): Total daily Dedup-Ingest
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Cumulative Daily Average (GB): Cumulative average of the daily Dedup ingest, it shows the growth trend
of the Dedup pool
The details section includes the following:
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Date Added: Date when the application is protected.
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Application Name: Name of the application
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Host Name: Name of the host on which the application is running.
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Application Type: Type of the newly protected application
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Application Size (GB): Size of the protected application data.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Application Contribution to Daily Snapshot Pool
This report shows the contribution of the existing and new applications to the daily snapshot pool ingest. The report
also show the total daily ingest into the snapshot pool and the cumulative daily average of snapshot pool ingest over
the selected reporting period.
Sample Report - Application Contribution to daily Snapshot Pool
Column Descriptions
The summary section includes the following:
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Date: Date when the data is collected
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New Application (#): Number of new applications that are brought under protection that day (New Apps)
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Existing Application (#): Total number of Protected Applications that already existed on that day (Old
Apps)
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New Application (GB): The part of the daily Snapshot-Ingest contributed by the new (New) applications.
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Existing Application (GB): The part of the daily Snapshot-Ingest contributed by the existing (Old)
applications.
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Total: Total daily snapshot-ingest
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Cumulative Daily Average: Cumulative average of the daily snapshot ingest, which shows the growth
trend of the snapshot pool.
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The details section includes the following:
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Date Added: Date when the application is protected.
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Application Name: Name of the application
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Host Name: Name of the host on which the application is running.
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Application Type: Type of the newly protected application
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Application Size (GB): Size of the application data that is brought under protection
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Bandwidth Utilization History
This report shows hourly trend of both incoming and outgoing bandwidth statistics of the selected appliance or all the
appliances. You can also filter the data by selecting Start date and End date parameters.
Sample Report - Bandwidth Utilization History
Column Descriptions
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Collection Time: Time stamp of the data collection.
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Incoming Throughput: Incoming bandwidth throughput
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Outgoing Throughput: Outgoing bandwidth throughput
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Daily Snapshot Pool Utilization Summary
This report provides a daily summary of snapshot pool usage by each application. Each application uses VDisks, some
use storage for staging disks and all use storage for snapshot (when relevant) for each snapshot job. This reports
shows the usage of these three storage resources by each application in the last 24-hour period.
Sample Report - Daily Snapshot Pool Utilization Summary
Column Descriptions
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Application Name: Name of the application
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VDisk Count (#): Number of VDisk used by the application
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Staging Disk Storage Used (GB): Staging disk storage used by the application (using out-of-band
protection)
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Snapshot Storage Used (GB): Snapshot storage used by the application
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Total Storage Used (GB): Sum of Staging Disk storage and Snapshot storage used
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
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Dedup Pool Consumption
This report shows the dedup pool consumption trends over time and top consumers of the pool. The first section is
chart of the maximum and consumed space for dedup pool. The second section is a table of the local applications that
use the dedup pool.
Sample Report - Dedup Pool Consumption
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Host Name: Name of the host where the application resides.
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Application Name: Name of the application suffixed with the host name.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
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Policy Template: Policy Template used for application protection.
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MDL Size (GB): Size of MDL.
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Job Count: Number of jobs run for the selected period.
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Incremental Consumption (GB): Size of the dedup pool consumed.
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Consumption per Job (GB): Average of the dedup pool consumption.
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Dedup Ingest Total (GB): Size of the dedup ingested.
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Ingest Per Job (GB): Average of the dedup ingested.
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Dedup Ratio: Dedup pool efficiency of the application
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists drop down lists the organizations that belong to
the selected appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-30.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
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Note: The default reporting interval is last 30 days as defined by DAY and DAY-30.
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Dedup Pool Utilization History by Application
This report shows the day end value of the amount of Dedup pool storage used by each protected application as well
as the amount of data protected for the application. Since the Actifio Dedup algorithm looks for and takes advantage
of duplicate objects in the entire Dedup pool, irrespective of the application data that is being Deduped, the amount of
duplicate data for a specific application is not easily tracked and must be estimated. A reasonably good estimate of the
contribution of each application to the “global Dedup” space is to treat the entire Dedup storage pool as an overhead
to be distributed across all applications in the proportion of the size of its “protected data”.
For example, if the size of “protected data” for an application is ‘S’ and the total protected storage aggregated over all
application is ‘T’, the “total Dedup pool size is ‘G’, the Dedup pool space overhead to be allocated to the application,
called the Dedup Contribution for the application is (S/T) * G.
Sample Report - Dedup Pool Utilization History by Application
Column Descriptions
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Collection Time: Timestamp of the data collection.
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New Storage Used (N): Sum of all Dedup images of a application's/VMs new capacity.
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Global Dedup Storage Used (G): Global Dedup storage.
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Storage Protected by Application (S): Size of the Protected application/VM.
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Total Storage Protected (T): Sum of all protected application's/VMs capacity.
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Application Contribution to Global Dedup ((S/T)*G): Application Contribution to Global Dedup
Report Parameters
•
Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Disk Pool Utilization History
This report shows the history of daily usage of each of the three storage pools (Primary Pool, Dedup Pool and
Snapshot Pool) used by the Actifio system.
Sample Report - Disk Pool Utilization History
Column Descriptions
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Collection Time: Timestamp of the data collection
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Storage Free (GB): Amount of storage in GB, still available in the selected Pool
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Storage Used (GB): Amount of storage in GB already used from the selected Pool
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% Free: Percentage of the pool storage that is still available
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% Used: Percentage of the pool storage already used
Report Parameters
•
Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Pool Type(s): Type of the Pool to be reported on. Select the pool type from the multi-select list
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Enterprise Managed Data License Consumption
Similar to the appliance level MDL Consumption History, this report provides the enterprise level MDL consumption
history by aggregating information across all appliances whose data has been collected in the Report Manager
database. It provides a breakdown of MDL consumption by each appliance on a particular day and also shows the
enterprise MDL usage history for the previous 15 days.
For each appliance, it provides the number of VMs and Apps protected, MDL used by VM and Apps, total number of
protected applications and total MDL Used.
Sample Report - Enterprise MDL Consumption
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance on which the report is generated. Select the appliance from the singleselect drop down list.
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Applications # (VM): Number of protected VMs on an appliance
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Applications # (Apps): Number of protected applications on an appliance
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MDL Consumed TB (VM): Aggregate value of MDL used by all the VMs on an appliance
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MDL Consumed TB (Apps): Aggregate value of MDL used by all the Apps on an appliance
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Appliance Total (Applications #): Total no. (VMs and Apps) of protected applications on an appliance
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Appliance Total (MDL Consumed TB): Total amount of MDL used by all (VMs and Apps) of the protected
applications on an appliance
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Managed Data License Consumption
Each protected applications, depending on its protected data size, consumes a part of the total Managed Data
License. Managed service providers can be display this for each of their customers (implemented as separate
organizations in a system).
The summary section of the report shows the total MDL consumed by the applications that are protected by an
appliance. The summary groups applications by application type and shows MDL consumption by size (TB).
The details section of the report shows the same information described above at a lower level of granularity, i.e. it
shows the MDL consumed by each application protected by an appliance.
Sample Report - MDL Consumption
Column Descriptions
MDL Consumption Summary:
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Application Type: The type of Application (e.g. VM, File System, Database etc.)
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Application (#): Total number of protected application of a specific application type
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MDL Consumed (TB): Total size of protected application data of a specific application type.
MDL Consumption Details:
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Application Type: The type of Application (e.g. VM, File System, Database etc.)
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Application Name: Name of the protected application.
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MDL Consumed (GB): Total size of protected application data of a specific application type.
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Managed Data License Consumption By Application Group
The total MDL consumption by all applications protected by an appliance can change every day if new applications are
brought under protection, removed from protection. This can also change if the application data of one or more
protected application change in size.
The report shows the aggregated managed data license usage by application group within a Appliance
This report shows the current value, in size (GB), of the MDL consumed by an appliance in size (GB). The report also
shows the history of MDL Consumed as daily data points.
Sample Report - MDL Consumption by Application Group
Column Descriptions
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Application Type: Type of application
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Application Name: Name of the application
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MDL Consumed (GB): Total MDL consumed by the application.
Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Application Group(s): Name of the application group in the appliance and application group(s) to be
selected from the multi-select drop down list. The application group name is prefixed with the organization
name.
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Managed Data License Consumption History
The total MDL consumption by all applications protected by an appliance can change every day if new applications are
brought under protection, removed from protection. This can also change if the application data of one or more
protected application change in size.
This report shows the current value of the MDL consumed by an appliance in size (TB). The report also shows the
history of MDL Consumed as daily data points for last 7 days.
Sample Report - MDL Consumption History
Column Descriptions
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Date: The date when the MDL consumption and availability is measured, reported.
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Applications (#): Total number of applications protected by the appliance at a specific date.
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MDL Consumed (TB): Total MDL consumed by the appliance at a specific date.
Report Parameters
•
Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
•
Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-7.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 7 days as defined by DAY and DAY-7.
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Snapshot Pool Consumption
This report shows the snapshot pool and VDisk consumption trends over time and top consumers of the pool. The
first section is/are chart(s) of the maximum and consumed space for each snapshot pool. The second section has chart
of VDisk consumption for the appliance. The third section is a table of the local and remote applications that use the
snapshot pools.
Sample Report - Snapshot Pool Consumption
Column Descriptions
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Appliance: Name of the appliance.
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Host Name: Name of the host where the application resides.
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Application Name: Name of the application suffixed with the host name.
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Application Type: Type of the application.
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Snapshot Pool Consumed (GB): Snapshot storage used by the application.
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VDisk Used: Number of VDisk used by the application.
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Staging Disk Storage Used (GB): Staging disk storage used by the application, (if the application is using
out of band protection).
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Report Parameters
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-30.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 30 days as defined by DAY and DAY-30.
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Snapshot Pool Utilization History by Application
This report shows the day-end value of the amount of Snapshot pool storage used and the number of VDisks used by
each protected application as well as the amount of data protected for the application.
Sample Report - Snapshot Pool Utilization History by Application
Column Descriptions
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Collection Time: Timestamp of the data collection
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Storage Protected for Application (GB): Size of the protected Application data.
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Snapshot Pool Utilization (GB): Storage used from Snapshot pool to protect the application.
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VDisk Count (#): Number of VDisks used to protect the application
Report Parameters
•
Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
•
Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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Select Application(s): The multi-select drop down lists the applications that belong to the selected
appliance(s), organization(s) and application type(s). The host name is prefixed with the application name,
so that all the applications belonging to a host are listed together.
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Select Start Date: Start date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY-1.
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Select End Date: End date of the reporting interval with default selection as DAY.
Note: The default reporting interval is last 24 hours as defined by DAY and DAY-1.
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Storage Resource Usage Summary
This report shows the maximum, minimum and average value of Snapshot Pool, Dedup Pool and VDisk usage for an
appliance. The maximum, minimum and average values are calculated over a period of last one week and last one
month from the date of the report for these three storage resources.
Sample Report - Storage Resource Usage Summary
Row Description:
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Usage-Last 7 Days: This row shows the maximum, minimum and average values of the resource usage for
the last one week prior to the date of the report
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Usage-Last 30 Days: This row shows the maximum, minimum and average values of the resource usage
for the last one month prior to the date of the report
Column Description:
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Max: Maximum value of the resource usage (in GB for Snapshot Pool and Dedup Pool and number for
VDisks)
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Date: Date when the usage was at its maximum value
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Min: Minimum value of the resource usage (in GB for Snapshot Pool and Dedup Pool and number for
VDisks)
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Date: Date when the usage was at its minimum value
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Average: Average value of the resource usage (in GB for Snapshot Pool, Dedup Pool and number for
VDisks) over the period of one week or one month as the case may be.
Report Parameters:
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Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
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Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
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Top-N Applications Using Dedup Storage
This report shows the Top-N applications whose data is ingested in the dedup pool. The data show the dedup pool
ingest over last 24 hours, last 1 week and last 1 month for each application. Remote applications using the selected
appliance's dedup pool usage is reported for 'superuser' and 'admin' users only under 'Unassigned' organization when
the remote appliance is also added to the same Actifio Report Manager (Application Type filter is not applied for
remote applications section). The data is sorted in the descending order of dedup ingestion for last 1 month so that
applications pushing more data into the dedup pool appear at the top of the list.
Sample Report - Top-N Applications Using Dedup Storage
Column Descriptions
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Application Name: Name of the application
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Last 24 Hours: New data ingested into Dedup pool for the application in the last 24 hours
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Last 7 Days: New data ingested into Dedup pool for the application in the last week
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Last 30 Days: New data ingested into Dedup pool for the application in the last month
For Remote Applications:
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Source Appliance: Name of the appliance from where the application is replicated.
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Application Name: Name of the application replicated.
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Last 24 Hours: New data ingested into dedup pool for the application in the last 24 hours.
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Last 7 Days: New data ingested into dedup pool for the application in the last 1 week.
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Last 30 Days: New data ingested into dedup pool for the application in the last 1 month.
Report Parameters
•
Select Appliance(s): The multi-select drop down lists all the appliances that are added to the Report
Manager.
•
Select Organization(s): The multi-select drop down lists the organizations that belong to the selected
appliance(s). The organization name is prefixed with the appliance name.
•
Select Application Type(s): The multi-select drop down lists the application type for the applications that
belong to the selected appliance(s) and organization(s).
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11 Sending Reports through Email
You can configure the Actifio Report Manager to automatically send published reports to the desired email recipients.
For each of the report, you need to create a separate schedule.There are few major tasks to be performed in
configuring schedule execution of published reports and sending them to a set of recipients. The tasks must be
performed in the sequence described here. The sequential tasks are:
1.
Registering the Mail Server
2.
Verifying the Email Configuration Settings
3.
Scheduling Reports
Registering the Mail Server
Using the email configuration feature, you can send auto-generated reports to specified email recipients.
The Actifio Report Manager collects email server settings from the default Actifio Appliance configured during the
Report Manager installation. If the authentication server is changed it imports new configurations settings from the
changed authentication server. The same email configuration is used to send emails to the desired recipients. If an
existing authentication server is replaced with another, then the new authentication server settings are used to send
the emails to the single or multiple recipients.
In order to use different email configuration settings, perform the following steps:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option. The Configuration page provides Email Configuration
option.
Registering the Email Server
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3.
4.
In the Email Configuration section, provide the email server details:
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Host name or IP address in the Server Name/IP field.
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Email server’s port number in Port field.
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Email Id in the User Name field.
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Email password in Password field.
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Check the SSL check-box if the if the mail server requires secure socket connection.
Click the Save button.
Note: Change in email server configurations requires Report Manager services restart. Use the Reload
Configuration option to restart the services. You must restart the Report Manager services to apply the
configuration changes.
Verifying the Email Configuration Settings
Use this option to send a test mail to the desired recipient address.
Perform the following steps to send a test mail:
1.
Log on to the Report Manager with Administrator role.
2.
Click Manage and then select Configuration option. The Configuration page provides Email Configuration
option.
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3.
Click the Test button. The Test Email pop-up appears.
4.
Enter the desired recipient address In the Email Recipients field. You can enter more than one email by
separating each address by a comma.
5.
Click the Submit button.
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Scheduling Reports
Using the scheduler, you can configure the schedules with report parameters, output options, and notifications:
•
Schedule: When and how often to run the scheduled report.
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Parameters: If the report is designed with input controls, preferred parameters for the report.
•
Output Options: Name of the output file and where the output file is stored.
•
Notifications: Email options for sending the report output to recipients, and administrative messages.
Scheduled reports run in the background to reduce the performance impact on the Report Manager.
Creating a Schedule
To create a new schedule:
1.
Locate the report you want to schedule in the repository.
2.
Right-click the report and select Schedule... from the context menu,
The Scheduled Jobs page appears.
3.
Click the Create Schedule button.
The Schedule tab of the scheduler appears.
Creating a Schedule
4.
Set a start date, choosing whether to run immediately or on a specific date. If a specific date is selected,
click the calendar icon to select a start date and time.
5.
Specify the time zone. The default time zone is the time zone of the Report Manager. If you need a different
time zone for the schedule, set this field accordingly, and the change applies only to the selected schedule.
6.
Choose a recurrence type. If you select Simple or Calendar Recurrence, additional controls appear on the
page.
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None: Run the report once.
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Simple: Schedule the job to run at a regular interval, specified in minutes, hours, days, or weeks.
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Calendar: Schedule the job to run on days of the week, days of the month, specific dates, or date
ranges.
Adding Parameters to the Schedule:
7.
If the report you are scheduling has input controls that prompt for user input, click the Parameters tab.
Input Controls for Scheduling a Report
8.
Click Save Current Values to save the input value(s) as a named set of values.
Setting the Output File Options:
On the Output Options tab, you can change these settings:
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File name: The base name for the output file in the repository. This name must be unique; if you attempt to
create a schedule with the same file name as an existing schedule, the file cannot be saved.
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Description: The optional description of the file that appears to users who view the repository.
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Time Zone: The customer preferred output time zone for generating the report.
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Formats: The available output formats. Select one or more formats; the default format is PDF. When you
select more than one, each format is stored as a separate file in the selected output destination.
•
File Handling: Select one or more check boxes to specify handling for multiple output files with the same
name:
o
Overwrite Files: Overwrites old output files with newer one of the same name.
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Sequential File Names by Timestamp: Appends a time stamp to the names of files created by the
job. Useful for the output of recurring jobs or for time-sensitive reports where the output must be
dated. When the Timestamp is used, the output filename is <base-name><timestamp>.<extension>. Note that, depending on the frequency of the schedule and the format
of the Timestamp, it may be possible to have two output files with the same name; in this case,
modify the Timestamp or use the Overwrite Files check-box to specify the behavior you want.
o
Timestamp Pattern: When Sequential File Names by Timestamp is selected, a required pattern for
the Timestamp, based on the java.text.SimpleDateFormat is required. Valid patterns for report
output files can only contain letters, numbers, dashes, underscores, and periods. The default
pattern is yyyyMMddHHmm, for example 200906150601.
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Output Destination: To save the output file, select one or more check-boxes to specify the output location.
If you do not want to save the report output (for example, if you only want to email the report) leave all
check-boxes blank.
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Output To Repository: If checked, saves the report output to the specified location in the
repository. You must have write permission to the output folder to save the reports.
o
Actifio users will not have write permission to default repository folders.
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Actifio users can save scheduled reports under 'Scheduled Reports' folder.
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Optionally, superuser can create a folder and provide permissions to the designated Actifio users.
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Output To Host File System: If checked, saves the report output to the specified folder on the
Reports Manager host machine; check with your administrator for the correct location to enter.
Output To Host File System must be configured by an administrator; if the check box is grayed out,
saving to the host file system has not been enabled for your system.
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Output To FTP Server: If checked, saves the report output to the specified FTP server. You must
have write permission to the selected directory on the FTP server. Enter the following properties of
your FTP server:
o
Server Address: The host, IP address or URL of the FTP server.
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Directory: The directory on the FTP server where the report output is saved.
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User name: The user name for access to the FTP server.
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Password: The password for the user name.
o
Enable FTPS: If checked, specifies that server uses the FTPS file transfer protocol.
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Port: Specifies the FTP port. For FTP, the default port is 21; for FTPS, the default port is 990.
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Output Options for Scheduling a Report
Setting Up Notifications:
On the Notifications tab, you can make these settings:
Send report when scheduler runs:
Enter one or more email addresses to send the report to desired recipients after the job runs. You can configure the
following:
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To: One or more email addresses separated by commas for sending email notification. By default, the mail
server is not configured by the Report Manager installer.
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CC: One or more email addresses separated by commas for sending email notification on the CC line.
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BCC: One or more email addresses separated by commas for sending blind carbon-copy email notification;
the addresses in this field are not revealed to the other recipients.
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Subject: The subject line of the notification email.
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Message: Content of the notification email.
Choose one of the radio buttons to specify how email recipients access the report:
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Include reports as repository links in email body: Sends a link to the report output in the repository. Not
available unless Output to Repository is selected on the Output Options tab.
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Include report files as attachments: Sends the report output as attachments to the notification email. If
you have selected multiple output formats, each output is attached as a separate file to the email
notification.
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Include report files as ZIP attachment: Zips all report outputs into a single file before attaching to the
email.
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Include HTML report in email body: Displays the report directly in the email body. This option is only
available when Include report files as attachments or Include report files as ZIP attachment is checked and
HTML is selected as one of the options on the Output File Options page. When this option is selected, you
cannot include a message in the email body.
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Do not send emails for empty reports: A check box option that, if checked, prevents the server from
attaching empty report output files to email notifications. This applies to parametrized reports where there
is no data that matches the parameters.
Email Notification Confirmation Response
To receive a confirmation response when an email is successfully sent by scheduler, provide notification recipient
details under the section ‘Send job status notifications’:
Enter one or more email addresses to send notification of job success or failure to administrators:
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To: One or more email addresses separated by commas for sending email notification.
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Subject: The subject line of the notification email.
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Send success notification: Check box option that, when checked, sends a notification when the
scheduled report runs.
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Success Message: The message in the body of the notification email sent on success.
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Send failure notification: Check box option that, when checked, sends a notification when the scheduled
report fails to run.
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Failure Message: The message in the body of the notification email sent on failure.
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Include report job information: A check box option that, if selected, includes the report label, ID,
description, and report job status in the notification email.
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Include stack trace: A check box option that, if selected, includes the stack trace for failed jobs in the body
of the email.
Notifications Page for Scheduling a Report
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Click Save. The Save As dialog appears. Enter the schedule job name and description click the Save button
to complete the process.
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Viewing the List of Scheduled Jobs
The Scheduled Jobs page shows the internal ID of the job, the user (owner) who created the job, and the state of the
job. The job states are:
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NORMAL: The job is scheduled.
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EXECUTING: The server is generating the report output.
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COMPLETE: The server has finished running the job and placed output to the repository.
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PAUSED: The job has been disabled. Click Enabled to resume the schedule.
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ERROR: The scheduler encountered an error while scheduling the job. This does not include cases where
the job is successfully triggered, but an error occurs while it runs.
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UNKNOWN: The scheduler encountered an error with the job trigger.
The Scheduled Jobs page includes these controls:
Enabled check-box: When checked, the job will run at the scheduled times. When unchecked, the job is paused.
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Edit the schedule by using the edit icon
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Delete the scheduled job using the delete icon. When the server receives a request to delete a job that is
running, the server completes running the job before deleting it.
Changing Schedules
If the start date for a schedule is not yet passed, you can edit the schedule. Once the start date for a schedule is
passed, create a new schedule rather than changing the start date.
To edit a schedule:
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Open the Scheduled Jobs page for the report
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Click the edit icon in the row of the job you want to change.
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Make the changes on the Schedule, Parameters, Output, and Notifications pages.
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Click Save. The update occurs immediately.
Pausing a Job
To pause a job from running without deleting it, disable the job.
To pause a scheduled job:
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Open the Scheduled Jobs page for the report.
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In the row of the job you want to pause, make sure Enabled is unchecked.
To resume a paused job:
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Open the Scheduled Jobs page for the report.
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In the row of the job you want to resume, make sure Enabled is checked. When a stopped job is reenabled, it waits until the next scheduled time to run.
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Running a Job Repeatedly
To run reports automatically on a regular basis, select simple or calendar recurrence on the Schedule tab:
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Simple recurrence repeatedly runs the job at a regular interval set in minutes, hours, days, or weeks.
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Calendar recurrence involves more settings: time of day, days of the week, or days of the month, and
months of the year.
Simple recurrence options are:
Simple Recurrence Settings
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Repeat every: The time interval between jobs, in minutes, hours, days, or weeks.
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Run a set number of times: Runs the specified number of times.
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Run until a specified date: Runs until a calendar date is reached. Click the calendar icon, to select the
date.
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Run indefinitely: Runs at the specified times until you delete the schedule.
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Holidays: A holiday calendar specifies a list of days when the scheduled report should not run. To use a
holiday calendar, select it from the drop-down list. Only one holiday calendar can be selected at a time.
Holiday calendars are configured by an administrator.
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Calendar recurrence options are:
Calendar Recurrence Settings
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Months: The months during which the report runs.
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Every Month
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Selected Months
Days: The days when the report runs.
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Every Day
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Selected Days
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Dates in Months: Enter dates or date ranges separated by commas, for example: 1,15.
Times: The time of day in minutes and hours when the job should run. The hours use 24-hour format.
You can also enter multiple minutes or hours, and ranges, separated by commas. For example, entering
0,15,30,45 for the minutes, and 9-17 for the hours, runs the report every 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 5:45
p.m. Enter an asterisk (*) to run the job every minute or every hour.
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End Date: Calendar recurrence runs until a calendar date is reached. Click to select the date.
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Holidays: A holiday calendar specifies a list of days when the scheduled report will not run. To use a holiday
calendar, select it from the drop-down list. Only one holiday calendar can be selected at a time. Holiday
calendars are configured by an administrator.
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