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User Guide

Introducing the Reports Module

Most users can use the Reports dashboard to run and schedule reports; however, the use of the Report Manager dashboard to work with scheduled reports as well as test

(preview) report templates, and create a new schedule should be limited to those with advanced operator permissions.

You can create reports based on:

• Pre-defined, standard reports—out-of-the-box templates for a high-level, overview perspective of the data. For information on the list of supplied report

templates, see “ Supplied Report Templates ” on page 164.

Custom reports—created from any displayed dashboard. See “ Working with

Custom Reports ” on page 213.

vFoglight divides the report-related functions into two separate dashboards:

• Report Manager dashboard—allows users with advanced operator permissions to perform the tasks of editing, copying, and managing scheduled reports, test

(preview) report templates, create a new schedule (that is not part of the defined list of schedules), as well as delete scheduled and generated reports.

• Reports dashboard—available to all users who are assigned the Operator role.

Enables operators to perform some common tasks as available in the Report

Manager dashboard such as run or schedule a report as well as delete a report.

Report Manager Dashboard

The Report Manager Dashboard enables you to create, edit, copy, and schedule reports, test report templates, and delete scheduled and generated reports.

The Report Manager consists of four panes:

• The top pane runs across the top of the Report Manager dashboard contains the icons to Run Report , Create (custom) Report , Schedule Report .

• The left-hand pane contains a hierarchical list on the left to better organize the reports. The report templates are grouped accordingly:

• By Module —reports are classified by the module in which the report template is created (for example, Services, Administration, or Host).

• By Role —reports are grouped according to common use by a functional role.

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• All —displays all available reports. The Module column indicates the module in which the report was defined.

• The upper right pane displays the Scheduled Reports view with the scheduled reports that have been created on the basis of the template.

• The Name , Template , and Schedule columns for each scheduled report is listed. Click on a template or schedule to view details.

• The User column lists who created the report.

• The Retain column lists how many instances of a report are kept. For example, if the value is 3, then when a fourth report is generated, the oldest one will be deleted.

• The Disabled column indicates whether the report is not currently being generated (true) or is being generated (false).

• The lower right pane displays the Generated Reports view containing the following columns:

• Date and Time when each scheduled report was generated, Report name ,

Size , Template , and Schedule .

• Message column displays any error messages associated with the report.

• View column containing the PDF output of a generated report.

To show or hide columns in the generated reports view, click the Show/Hide columns and select the checkboxes beside the columns to appear.

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