Cisco Prime Network User Guide, 3.10
Working with Reports
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Working with Reports

Table Of Contents

Working with Reports

User Roles Required to Manage Reports

Using the Report Manager

Menu Options

Report Manager Toolbar

Navigation Tree

Content Pane

Right-Click Options

Report Categories

Events Reports

Inventory Reports

Network Service Reports

Generating Reports

Database Load and Report Generation

Report Generation Failure

Report Generation Canceled

Generating Reports from Report Manager

Generating Events Reports

Generating Inventory Reports

Generating Network Service Reports

Generating Reports from the Reports Menu

Generating Reports from Prime Network Vision

Scheduling Reports

Managing Reports

Managing the Maximum Number of Concurrent Reports

Viewing and Saving Reports

Renaming Reports

Sharing Reports

Moving Reports Between Folders

Deleting Reports

Viewing Report Properties

Defining Report Types

Managing Report Folders

Creating Folders

Moving Folders

Renaming Folders

Deleting Folders

Viewing Folder and Report Type Properties


Working with Reports


Cisco Prime Network (Prime Network) provides a Report Manager that enables you to schedule, generate, view, and export reports of the information managed by Prime Network. You can save the generated reports in any of the following formats: PDF, CSV, HTML, XLS, and XML.

In addition to a variety of standard reports for events and inventory, you can define reports as required for your environment. The following topics discuss the Report Manager and reports in more detail:

User Roles Required to Manage Reports

Using the Report Manager

Report Categories

Generating Reports

Scheduling Reports

Managing Reports

Defining Report Types

Managing Report Folders

User Roles Required to Manage Reports

This topic identifies the roles that are required to manage reports. Prime Network determines whether you are authorized to perform a task as follows:

For GUI-based tasks (tasks that do not affect elements), authorization is based on the default permission that is assigned to your user account.

For element-based tasks (tasks that do affect elements), authorization is based on the default permission that is assigned to your account. That is, whether the element is in one of your assigned scopes and whether you meet the minimum security level for that scope.

For more information on user authorization, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

The following tables identify the tasks that you can perform:

Table 11-1 identifies whether you can generate a report if a selected element is not in one of your assigned scopes.

Table 11-2 identifies whether you can generate a report if a selected element is in one of your assigned scopes.

Table 11-3 identifies the tasks you can perform on the reports that you generate.

Table 11-4 identifies the tasks you can perform on the reports that someone else generates.

Table 11-5 identifies the tasks you can perform on report folders.

By default, users with the Administrator role have access to all managed elements. To change the Administrator user scope, see the topic on device scopes in the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Table 11-1 Default Permission/Security Level Required for Generating Reports - Element Not in User's Scope 

Task
Viewer
Operator
OperatorPlus
Configurator
Administrator

Generate Events Reports

Detailed Network Events Reports

X

Detailed Non-Network Events Reports

Partial1

X

All other events reports

X

Generate Inventory Reports

X

Generate Network Service Reports

X

1 A user with the Configurator role can generate Detailed Provisioning Events reports for elements that are in and outside their scope.


Table 11-2 Default Permission/Security Level Required for Generating Reports - Element in User's Scope 

Task
Viewer
Operator
OperatorPlus
Configurator
Administrator

Generate Events Reports

Detailed Network Events Reports1

X

X

X

X

X

Detailed Non-Network Events Reports

Partial2

X

All other events reports

X

X

X

X

X

Generate Inventory Reports

X

X

X

X

X

Generate Network Service Reports

X

X

X

X

X

1 Detailed Ticket reports include only those tickets that have a root cause alarm associated with an element in the user's scope.

2 A user with the Configurator role can generate Detailed Provisioning Events reports for elements that are in and outside their scope.


Table 11-3 Default Permission/Security Level Required for Working with Reports You Generate 

Task
Viewer
Operator
OperatorPlus
Configurator
Administrator
Report Tasks

Schedule reports

X

X

X

X

X

Cancel reports

X

X

X

X

X

Delete reports

X

X

X

X

X

Export reports

X

X

X

X

X

Rename reports

X

X

X

X

X

Save reports

X

X

X

X

X

Set report preferences for purging and sharing

X

Share/unshare reports

X1

X1

X1

X1

X

View report properties

X

X

X

X

X

View reports

X

X

X

X

X

1 You can share or unshare reports only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration.


Table 11-4 Default Permission/Security Level Required for Working with Reports Another User Generates 

Task
Viewer
Operator
OperatorPlus
Configurator
Administrator
Report Tasks

Schedule reports

X

Cancel reports

X

Delete reports

X

Export reports

X

Rename reports

X

Save reports

X

Set report preferences for purging and sharing

X

Share/unshare reports

X

View report properties

X

View reports

X


Table 11-5 Default Permission/Security Level Required for Working with Report Folders 

Task
Viewer
Operator
OperatorPlus
Configurator
Administrator
Report Folder Tasks

Create folders

X

X

X

X

X

Delete folders1

X

X

X

X

X

Move folders1

X

X

X

X

X

Rename folders1

X

X

X

X

X

View report folder properties

X

X

X

X

X

View report type properties

X

X

X

X

X

1 You cannot perform this action on system-generated folders, such as the Events Reports folder.


Using the Report Manager

The Report Manager is available from Prime Network Vision, Prime Network Events, and Prime Network Administration by choosing Reports > Report Manager. The Report Manager (shown in Figure 11-1) enables you to run standard reports, such as the number of syslogs by device.

The Report Manager also enables you to create reports and folders, view previously generated reports, define report types for your use, and organize reports in a manner suited to your environment and needs.

Figure 11-1 Report Manager Window

1

Menu bar

3

Navigation tree with report types and folders

2

Toolbar

4

Content pane


Figure 11-2 shows an example of a generated report with a pie chart.

Figure 11-2 Sample Report

Generated reports contain the following information in the report heading:

Report name

Date, time, and time zone in which the report was generated

Name of user who generated the report

Depending on the type of report, the following additional information can appear in the report heading:

Source of the data, such as the fault or alarm database

Time period covered by the report

Number of items included in the report

Any filters or maps applied to the report

A report might also include a pie chart. If you hover your mouse cursor over a section in the pie chart, a tooltip displays the information associated with that section, such as IP address, number of events, type of event, or percentage of total events.


Note Not all reports include pie charts. In addition, reports that normally include a pie chart do not display a pie chart if the chart exceeds 25 slices.


Menu Options

Table 11-6 describes the menu options available in the Report Manager window.

Table 11-6 Report Manager Menu Options 

Option
Description
File Menu

Exit

Exits the Report Manager window.

Tools Menu

Change User Password

Enables you to change the password used when logging into the Prime Network client application suite. The change takes effect the next time you log into the application.

Note The administrator can also change a user password in Prime Network Administration.

Help Menu

Cisco Prime Network Report Manager Help

Opens the online help for Prime Network Vision and Prime Network Events.

Cisco.com

Unavailable.

About Cisco Report Manager

Displays application information about Prime Network Vision and Prime Network Events.


Report Manager Toolbar

Table 11-7 identifies the buttons that appear in the Report Manager toolbar.

Table 11-7 Report Manager Toolbar Buttons 

Icon
Name
Description

Run

Generates the selected report.

Define Report of This Type

Enables you to define a report of this type that is suited specifically to your environment.

New Folder

Creates a new folder.

Move

Moves one or more folders or reports that you created.

Rename

Renames a folder that you created.

Delete

Deletes one or more folders that you created.

Delete Report

Deletes one or more selected reports.

View

Displays the selected report in HTML format.


Navigation Tree

The navigation pane displays a tree-and-branch representation of report folders and types of reports. The highest level in the tree displays report folders. The following standard report folders are provided in Report Manager:

Events Reports

Inventory Reports

Network Service Reports

Each folder contains the types of reports that are provided with Prime Network and any user-defined reports. For more information on the standard report types, see Table 11-12.

When you select an item in the tree, the content pane displays the generated reports as follows:

If you select a folder, the content pane lists all reports that have been generated using any of the report types in that folder.

If you select a report type, the content pane lists all reports that have been generated of that report type.

Content Pane

The content pane lists all reports generated for the folder or report type selected in the navigation tree. You can double-click a report to view the report in HTML format.

Figure 11-3 shows an example of the content pane.

Figure 11-3 Reports Manager Content Pane

Table 11-8 describes the information displayed in the content pane for each report.

Table 11-8 Reports Manager Content Pane Information 

Attribute
Description

Name

Name of the report.

Double-click the report to view the report in HTML format.

Description

Brief description of the report.

Creation Time

Date and time when the report was generated.

Type

Report type.

State

State of the report: Running, Done, Canceled, or Failed.

For more information about the Failed state, see Generating Reports.

Created By

User who created the report.

Running Time

Amount of time it takes for the report to be complete.

Size

Report size.

Public

Availability of the report to other users:

True—The report is available to all users.

False—The report is available to only the user who generated the report and the administrator.

Data Source

Source of the information for the report: Fault Database, Event Archive, or Network Elements.



Note Reports are purged from Prime Network after 90 days by default. This setting can be modified by changing the setting in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.


Right-Click Options

Right-click options are available for:

Navigation Pane Folders

Navigation Pane Reports

Content Pane Reports

Navigation Pane Folders

Table 11-9 describes the options available when you right-click a folder in the navigation pane.

Table 11-9 Report Manager Navigation Pane Folder Right-Click Options 

Option
Description

New Folder

Creates a new folder.

Delete

Deletes a user-defined folder.

Rename

Renames a user-defined folder.

Move

Moves a user-defined folder.

Properties

Displays the Folder Properties window which lists the folder contents. For more information on the Reports Category Properties window, see Viewing Folder and Report Type Properties.


Navigation Pane Reports

Table 11-10 describes the options available when you right-click a report in the navigation pane.

Table 11-10 Report Manager Navigation Pane Report Right-Click Options 

Option
Description

Run

Displays the Run Report dialog box so you can run a report of this type specifically for your environment and adds the generated report to the table in the content pane.

Define Report of This Type

This option is available only for Cisco-supplied report types.

Displays the Define Report dialog box so you can create a report of this type specifically for your environment, and adds the newly defined report to the navigation tree.

Delete

Deletes a user-defined report.

Move

Moves a user-defined report.

Properties

For a standard report type, displays the Reports Type Properties window which includes a brief description of the report and enables you to generate the report. For more information on the Reports Type Properties window, see Viewing Report Properties.

For a user-defined report, displays the Edit report dialog box so that you can modify the currently defined settings and generate the report.


Content Pane Reports

Table 11-11 describes the options available when you right-click a report in the content pane.

Table 11-11 Report Manager Content Pane Report Right-Click Options 

Option
Description

View As

Displays the report in the selected format:

HTML

PDF

CSV

XLS

XML

The default option, HTML, is displayed in bold font. For more information on viewing reports, see Viewing and Saving Reports.

Rename

Renames the selected report.

Share or Unshare

Shares the selected reports or limits them to your viewing only. The option toggles between Share and Unshare, as appropriate for the selected reports.

By default, the Share and Unshare options are available only to users with administrator access. These options are available to other users only if an administrator has enabled sharing in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Delete Report

Deletes the selected reports.

Cancel

This option is displayed only while the selected report is being generated or queued.

Cancels the report that is being generated or is queued.

Show Only Selected Rows

Displays only the rows that you select.

Show All Rows

Displays all table rows that meet the current filtering criteria.

Properties

Displays the Reports Type Properties window, which includes a brief description of the report and enables you to edit its name and description.


Report Categories

Prime Network Vision provides reports related to:

Events—See Events Reports.

Inventory—See Inventory Reports.

Network services—See Network Service Reports.

Events Reports

Prime Network Vision provides the following standard event report types:

General report types, as described in Table 11-12.

Detailed network event reports, as described in Table 11-13.

Detailed non-network event reports, as described in Table 11-14.

Table 11-12 Standard Events Report Types 

Report Name
Description
Data Source

Daily Average and Peak

For each day of the specified time period, the peak number and average rate of syslogs and traps for each of the following time periods:

Second

Ten seconds

Minute

Hour

Day

Fault database

Database Monitoring

For regular time intervals:

Number of active tickets

Number of active alarms

Number of active events

Number of unconnected events

Number of auto-archive candidates

Number of notifications

Biggest Ticket ID

Number of event count in the biggest ticket

Actionable Event rate per second

Number of dangling events handled by the integrity process

Number of tickets created by the integrity process

Fault Database

Devices with the Most Events (By Severity)

For the specified number of devices with the most events, the following information for each device for the specified time period:

Severity of the events associated with the device, sorted by severity

Number of events for each severity

A pie chart presents the information by device and percentage in a graphical format.

Fault database

Devices with the Most Events (By Type)

For the specified number of devices with the most events, the following information for each device for the specified time period:

Type of events associated with the device

Number of events received for each event type

A pie chart presents the information by device and percentage in a graphical format.

Fault database

Devices with the Most Syslogs

For the specified number of devices with the most syslogs, the number of syslog messages for each device for the specified time period.

You can run this report on the Prime Network fault database or the event archive.

A pie chart presents the information by device and percentage in a graphical format.

User choice:

Fault database

Event archive

Devices with the Most Traps

For the specified number of devices with the most traps, the number of traps associated with each device for the specified time period.

You can run this report on the fault database or the event archive.

A pie chart presents the information by device and percentage in a graphical format.

User choice:

Fault database

Event archive

Event Reduction Statistics

For the specified devices and time period:

Names of those tickets with:

The root cause in the device list

The ticket creation time within the specified period

For each ticket type identified:

Number of tickets of that type

Fewest number of correlated events

Highest number of correlated events

Average number of correlated events

Fault database

Events Troubleshooting Info

Provides the following information:

State—The event condition.

Troubleshooting—The probable cause, action to be taken, and the clearing condition.

Fault database

Fault DB vs. Event Archive Statistics

For each day in the specified time period, the number of each of the following items in the fault database and the event archive:

Syslogs

Traps

Tickets

Correlated events

Uncorrelated events

Nonnetwork events

Network-originated events

Network-originated and service events

Fault database and event archive

Mean Time to Repair

For the specified devices and time period:

Names of those tickets with:

The root cause in the device list

The ticket creation time within the specified period

For each ticket type identified:

Whether the tickets were cleared by the user or network

Number of tickets

Minimum time (in seconds) to repair

Maximum time (in seconds) to repair

Average time (in seconds) to repair

Note The time to repair is based on the ticket creation time and the time the ticket was last modified. For example, if you acknowledge a ticket after it has been cleared. the acknowledgement time affects the time to repair for that ticket.

Fault database

Most Common Daily Events

For each day in the specified time period:

Specified number of most common tickets, service events, syslogs, and traps

Number of each type of ticket, service event, syslog, and trap

If selected, a pie chart presenting the events by percentage in a graphical format

Fault database

Most Common Syslogs

Most common syslog messages and the number of each for the specified time period and devices.

A pie chart presents the information by syslog message and percentage in a graphical format.

Fault database

Syslog Count

Number of syslog messages by type for the specified time period with the times of the first and last occurrences.

A pie chart presents the information by syslog message and percentage in a graphical format.

Fault database

Syslog Count (By Device)

For each device, the type and number of each syslog message and the times of the first and last occurrences for each type.

A pie chart presents the information by device and percentage in a graphical format.

Fault database

Syslog Trend (By Severity)

For the specified devices, the trend of specified syslog messages in graph format:

By priority

For the specified time period

At the specified intervals

Fault database


Table 11-13 Detailed Network Events Report Types 

Report Name
Description
Data Source

Detailed Event Count (By Device)

For each device, the following information for the specified time period:

For syslogs:

Syslog severities

Number of syslogs per severity

Syslog type

Number of each syslog type

For traps:

Trap severities

Number of traps per severity

Trap type

Number of each trap type

For tickets:

Ticket severities

Number of tickets per severity

Ticket type

Number of each ticket type

You can select a maximum of 1000 devices for this report.

Fault database

Detailed Service Events

For each service event of the specified severities, time period, and devices:

Event severity

Event identifier

Timestamp

Brief and detailed descriptions

Device on which the event occurred

Alarm identifier

Ticket identifier

Causing event identifier

Duplication count

Reduction count

Fault database

Detailed Syslogs

For each device that is selected, the following information from the event archive for the specified time period:

IP address

Date and time of each syslog, in ascending order

Syslog raw data or description, depending on the data source

The maximum number of syslogs retrieved for this report is 250,000.

User selection: Event archive or fault database

Detailed Tickets

For each ticket of the specified severities, time period, and device:

Ticket severity

Ticket identifier

Last modification time

Root event time

Description

Entity that caused the alarm

Whether or not the ticket is acknowledged

Ticket creation time

Event count

Affected devices count

Duplication count

Reduction count

Alarm count

Fault database

Detailed Traps

For each managed device that is selected, the following information for the specified time period:

IP address

Time of trap

SNMP version

Trap description

Generic or device-specific trap OID, if the source is the event archive

Long description, if the data source is the fault database

The maximum number of traps retrieved for this report depends on whether the Long Description check box is selected. When checked, a maximum of 30,000 traps are retrieved. When this check box is not checked, a maximum of 100,000 traps are retrieved for this report.

User Selection: Event archive or fault database


Table 11-14 Detailed Non-Network Events Report Types 

Report Name
Description
Data Source

Detailed Audit Events

For each audit event included in the report for the specified time period, severities, and search criteria:

Event severity

Event identifier

Timestamp

Description

Command name

Command signature

Command parameters

Originating IP address

Username

Fault database

Detailed Provisioning Events

For each provisioning event included in the report for the specified time period, severities, and search criteria:

Event severity

Event identifier

Timestamp

Description

Location

Username

Device username

Status

Fault database

Detailed Security Events

For each security event included in the report for the specified time period, severities, and search criteria:

Event severity

Event identifier

Timestamp

Description

Location

Username

Originating IP address

Fault database

Detailed System Events

For each system event included in the report for the specified time period, severities, and search criteria:

Event severity

Event identifier

Timestamp

Description

Location

Fault database


Inventory Reports

Table 11-15 describes the standard inventory report types provided by Prime Network Vision and the data source.

Table 11-15 Standard Inventory Report Types 

Report Name
Description
Data Source

Hardware Detailed

For each device included in the report:

IP address

Device series

Element type

You can view other hardware information for each device by selecting the required items from the available list as given below:

Chassis—chassis description, chassis serial number, shelf description, shelf serial number, and shelf status

Module—module name, sub module name, module status, hardware type, and hardware version

Port—port location, port type, porting sending alarm, port alias, port status, port managed, PID, and pluggable type serial number.

Network elements

Hardware Summary

For each device included in the report:

IP address

System name

Serial number

Element type

Device series

Vendor

Product

Chassis

You can group the report contents by vendor, product, device series, element type, system name, or chassis and specify part or whole of the selected entity, if required.

Network elements

IOS-XR Software Package Summary

For each device included in the report:

Device name

Element type

IP address

Serial number

Cisco IOS XR software version

For each software package installed on the device:

Storage location

Software package name

Module name

Software package state: Active or Inactive

Network elements

Modules Summary (By Type)

For each device filtered by module type:

IP address

Module serial number

Module hardware version

Module software version

You can filter the report contents by specifying part or whole of the module type.

Network elements

Software Summary (By Device)

For each device included in the report:

Device name

Element type

IP address

Serial number

Software version on the device

Name of image file

Network elements

Software Summary (By Version)

For each software version included in the report:

Number of devices running the version

Device names

Element types

Device IP address

Device serial number

Name of image file

Network elements


Network Service Reports

Table 11-16 describes the standard network service report types provided by Prime Network Vision and the data source.

Table 11-16 Standard Network Service Report Types 

Report Name
Description
Data Source

Ethernet Service Detailed

For each Ethernet service in the report:

Ethernet service or Layer 2 VPN name

Business tag assigned to the Ethernet service or Layer 2 VPN instance

EVC name

Business tag assigned to the EVC

Maps containing the Ethernet service or Layer 2 VPN

Edge EFPs associated with the EVC or Layer 2 VPN

EFD fragment names

EFD fragment type

You can filter report content by specifying part or all of the:

Ethernet service name

EVC name

Ethernet service business tag

EVC business tag

Map name

Fault database

Ethernet Service Summary

For each Ethernet service in the report:

Ethernet service or Layer 2 VPN name

Business tag assigned to the Ethernet service or Layer 2 VPN instance

EVC name

Business tag assigned to the EVC

Maps containing the Ethernet service or Layer 2 VPN

You can filter report content by specifying part or all of the:

Ethernet service name

EVC name

Ethernet service business tag

EVC business tag

Map name

Fault database

Network Pseudowire Detailed

For each network pseudowire in the report:

Pseudowire name

Pseudowire type

Business tag assigned to the pseudowire

Maps containing the pseudowire

Pseudowire details

Type of pseudowire, such as pseudowire edge, Ethernet flow point, or switching entity

You can filter report content by specifying part or all of the:

Pseudowire name

Pseudowire type

Business tag

Map name

Fault database

Network Pseudowire Summary

For each network pseudowire in the report:

Pseudowire name

Pseudowire type

Business tag assigned to the pseudowire

Maps containing the pseudowire

You can filter the report content by specifying part or all of the:

Pseudowire name

Pseudowire type

Business tag

Map name

Fault database

VPLS Detailed

For each VPLS or H-VPLS instance in the report:

VPLS or H-VPLS name

Business tag associated with the VPLS or H-VPLS instance

Maps containing the VPLS or H-VPLS instance

VPLS details

Type of VPLS service, such as VPLS forward, access EFP, or core pseudowire

You can filter report content by specifying part or all of the:

VPLS or H-VPLS name

Business tag

Map name

Fault database

VPLS Summary

For each VPLS or H-VPLS instance in the report:

VPLS or H-VPLS name

Business tag assigned to the VPLS or H-VPLS instance

Maps containing the VPLS or H-VPLS instance

You can filter report content by specifying part or all of the:

VPLS or H-VPLS name

Business tag

Map name

Fault database


Generating Reports

You can generate reports in any of the following ways:

Generating Reports from Report Manager

Generating Reports from the Reports Menu

Generating Reports from Prime Network Vision

You can generate reports only for devices that are within your scope.


Note Report Manager generates reports up to 150 MB in size. If you generate a report that exceeds this limit:

Report Manager window displays Failed in the State column.

An error message is entered in the log stating that the report failed because the resulting output is too large.

To run the report successfully, enter more specific report criteria or limit the time period covered by the report.


Database Load and Report Generation

If you generate reports while Prime Network Vision is working under a database load, the reports move to a Load mode which is indicated by a system event. While Prime Network Vision is in Load mode, the reports currently running are cancelled and new reports are queued.

After Prime Network Vision returns to normal operation and is no longer operating under a load, a new system event is generated and the queued reports start running.

Report Generation Failure

If a report fails to generate successfully, the State column contains the word Failed. Click Failed to view the reason for the failure. A window is displayed with the cause of the failure, such as The disk space allocated for report storage is full or AVM 84 was restarted while the report was running.

Report Generation Canceled

If a report is canceled before it completes, the State column contains the word Canceled. Click Canceled to view the reason for the cancellation. A window is displayed with the cause of the cancellation, such as The report was canceled by user <user-name> or The report was canceled by the system to prevent system overload.

Generating Reports from Report Manager

Prime Network Vision provides three report categories as described in Report Categories. The information that you need to provide when generating a report depends on the report type. The following topics describe the information required to generate each report type:

Generating Events Reports

Generating Inventory Reports

Generating Network Service Reports


Note You can generate reports only for devices that are within your scope.


Generating Events Reports

To generate an events report using Report Manager:


Step 1 In Prime Network Vision, Prime Network Events, or Prime Network Administration, choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the Report Manager window, choose Events Reports > report-type.

For information on the reports available for events, see Table 11-12.

Step 3 Generate the report by right-clicking the report type, then choosing Run.

The Run Report dialog box is displayed. An example is shown in Figure 11-4. The fields displayed in the Run Report dialog box vary depending on the type of report.

Figure 11-4 Events Report - Run Report Dialog Box

Step 4 In the Run Report dialog box, specify the report settings as follows:

For standard events reports, use the information in Table 11-17.

For detailed network reports, use the information in Table 11-18.

For detailed non-network reports, use the information in Table 11-19.

Table 11-17 Events Report - Run Report Dialog Box Fields 

Option
Description
Report Settings

Report Name

Enter a unique name for the report, from 1 to 150 characters in length.

Report names cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Description

Enter a brief description of the report.

Report Security

This field is displayed only if report sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration.

Indicate the level of security for the report by clicking the appropriate option:

Private—The report can be viewed and used only by the report creator and the administrator.

Public—The report can be viewed and used by all other users, regardless of whether the devices are listed in the report are in the user's scope.

Note You can share reports with others only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Display n

This field does not appear for all reports.

Enter the number of items to be displayed in the generated report.

Data Source

This field does not appear for all reports.

Select the source of information to use for the report: Fault Database or Event Archive.

Include pie charts in report output

This field does not appear for all reports.

Check the check box to view pie charts in the report with the standard numerical output.

Date Selection

Last

Specify the length of time before the current date and time, and the unit of measure: seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months.

From Date

To Date

Specify the date range for the report:

1. Click From Date.

2. In the From date field, enter the start date for the time period, or click the drop-down arrow to select the start date from a calendar.

3. Enter a time for the start date, using the format HH MM SS.

4. In the To Date field, enter the end date for the time period, or click the drop-down arrow to select the end date from a calendar.

5. Enter a time for the end date, using the format HH MM SS.

Device Selection

Select Devices

Note

You can add only those devices that are within your scope.

A user with the Administrator role can select unmanaged devices (by IP address) for reports that run on the Event Archive.

Select devices to include in the report:

1. Click Select Devices.

2. Click Add.

3. In the Add Network Element dialog box, select devices using either of the following methods:

To select devices that meet specific criteria, click Search and enter the required criteria.

To select from all network elements, click Show All.

4. In the list of displayed elements, select the network elements that you want to include in the report. You can select multiple network elements at a time.

5. Click OK.

All Devices

This field does not appear for all reports.

Click All Devices to include all devices in your scope in the report.

Syslog Trend (by Severity) Report—Additional Report Specifications

Intervals

In the Grouped by drop-down list, choose the unit of time to use for tracking the trend: Seconds, Minutes, Hours, or Days.

Severity

Check the check boxes of the syslog message severities to be included in the report: All, Critical, Major, Minor, Warning, Cleared, Information, and Indeterminate.

Syslog Messages

Specify the syslog messages to be included in the report:

To include selected syslog messages in the report, in the list of syslog messages on the left, select the required syslog messages, and then click Add Selected to move them to the list of syslog messages on the right.

To include all syslog messages in the report, click Add All.

To find syslog messages that match a string, enter the string in the Find field. The list of syslog messages is automatically updated to include only those messages that contain the string you enter.

Click the Sort Order button to sort the syslog messages in alphabetic or reverse alphabetic order.


Table 11-18 Detailed Network Events Reports - Run Report Dialog Box Fields 

Option
Description
Report Settings

Report Name

Enter a unique name for the report, from 1 to 150 characters in length.

Report names cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Description

Enter a brief description of the report.

Report Security

This field is displayed only if report sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration.

Indicate the level of security for the report by clicking the appropriate option:

Private—The report can be viewed and used only by the report creator and the administrator.

Public—The report can be viewed and used by all other users, regardless of whether the devices are listed in the report are in the user's scope.

Note You can share reports with others only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Data Source

This field does not appear for all reports.

Select the source of information to use for the report: Fault Database or Event Archive.

Date Selection

Last

Specify the length of time before the current date and time, and the unit of measure: seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months.

From Date

To Date

Specify the date range for the report:

1. Click From Date.

2. In the From date field, enter the start date for the time period, or click the drop-down arrow to select the start date from a calendar.

3. Enter a time for the start date, using the format HH MM SS.

4. In the To Date field, enter the end date for the time period, or click the drop-down arrow to select the end date from a calendar.

5. Enter a time for the end date, using the format HH MM SS.

Device Selection

Select Devices

Note

You can add only those devices that are within your scope.

A user with the Administrator role can select unmanaged devices (by IP address) for reports that run on the Event Archive.

The Detailed Event Count (by device) report accepts a maximum of 1000 devices.

Select devices to include in the report:

1. Click Select Devices.

2. Click Add.

3. In the Add Network Element dialog box, select devices using either of the following methods:

To select devices that meet specific criteria, click Search and enter the required criteria.

To select from all network elements, click Show All.

4. In the list of displayed elements, select the network elements that you want to include in the report. You can select multiple network elements at a time.

5. Click OK.

All Devices

This field does not appear for all reports.

Click All Devices to include all devices in your scope in the report.

Severity

Severity

This field does not appear for all reports.

Check the check boxes of the syslog message severities to be included in the report: All, Critical, Major, Minor, Warning, Cleared, Information, and Indeterminate.

Detailed Service Events Report—Additional Report Specifications

Description Contains

Enter the string that the service event must contain to be included in the report.

Detailed Syslogs Report—Additional Report Specifications

Syslogs Description

This field is displayed if you choose Fault DB for the data source.

In the Description Contains field, enter the string that the syslog must contain to be included in the report.

Syslogs Raw Data

This field is displayed if you choose Event Archive for the data source.

In the Raw Data Contains field, enter the string that the syslog raw data must contain to be included in the report.

Detailed Traps Report—Additional Report Specifications

Traps Detailed Description

In the Description Contains field, enter the string that the trap must contain to be included in the report.

Long Description

This option is enabled if you choose Fault DB for the data source.

1. Check the Show Long Description check box to include the long description in the report.

2. In the Long Description Contains field, enter the string that the long description must contain to be included in the report.

SNMP Version

Specify the SNMP versions to include in the report: All, 1, 2, or 3.

Generic

This option is enabled if you choose Event Archive for the data source.

Specify the generic traps to include in the report:

1. Select the generic traps to include in the report:

All—Include all generic traps

0—coldStart

1—warmStart

2—linkDown

3—linkUp

4—authenticationFailure

5—egpNeighborLoss

6—enterpriseSpecific

2. If you select generic type 6, enter the OIDs (comma separated) in the Vendor Specific field.

The Vendor Specific field accepts a maximum of 125 digits.


Table 11-19 Detailed Non-Network Events Reports - Run Report Dialog Box Fields 

Option
Description
Report Settings

Report Name

Enter a unique name for the report, from 1 to 150 characters in length.

Report names cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Description

Enter a brief description of the report.

Report Security

This field is displayed only if report sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration.

Indicate the level of security for the report by clicking the appropriate option:

Private—The report can be viewed and used only by the report creator and the administrator.

Public—The report can be viewed and used by all other users, regardless of whether the devices are listed in the report are in the user's scope.

Note You can share reports with others only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Date Selection

Last

Specify the length of time before the current date and time, and the unit of measure: seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months.

From Date

To Date

Specify the date range for the report:

1. Click From Date.

2. In the From date field, enter the start date for the time period, or click the drop-down arrow to select the start date from a calendar.

3. Enter a time for the start date, using the format HH MM SS.

4. In the To Date field, enter the end date for the time period, or click the drop-down arrow to select the end date from a calendar.

5. Enter a time for the end date, using the format HH MM SS.

Severity

Severity

Check the check boxes of the syslog message severities to be included in the report: All, Critical, Major, Minor, Warning, Cleared, Information, and Indeterminate.

Detailed Audit Events Report—Additional Report Specifications

Description Contains

Enter the string that the event must contain to be included in the report.

Command Name Contains

Enter the string that the command name must contain to be included in the report.

Originator IP Contains

Enter the string that the originating IP address must contain to be included in the report.

User Name Contains

Enter the string that the username must contain to be included in the report.

Detailed Provisioning Events Report—Additional Report Specifications

Description Contains

Enter the string that the trap must contain to be included in the report.

User Name Contains

Enter the string that the username must contain to be included in the report.

Status

Choose the statuses to be included in the report: All, Unknown, Configuring, Success, and Fail.

Detailed Security Events Report—Additional Report Specifications

Description Contains

Enter the string that the event must contain to be included in the report.

Originator IP Contains

Enter the string that the originating IP address must contain to be included in the report.

User Name Contains

Enter the string that the username must contain to be included in the report.

Detailed System Events Report—Additional Report Specifications

Description Contains

Enter the string that the event must contain to be included in the report.


Step 5 To schedule a report to run immediately or at a later point in time, click the Scheduling tab. For more information, see Scheduling Reports.

Step 6 Click OK.

The report appears in the table in the content pane with a state of Running, if the report is scheduled to run immediately, or Scheduled, if the report is scheduled to run at a later point in time. When the report is complete, the state changes to Done.

You can view the reports when the state is Done. Occasionally, some report formats require additional time for generation. If so, a progress bar is displayed, indicating that the report is being created and will be available soon.

If the report exceeds 150 MB, the state changes to Failed and an error message is written to the log. We recommend running the report with more specific criteria or a shorter time period to avoid this situation.

If no data is found for the report, the report states that no results were found.


Generating Inventory Reports

To generate an inventory report using Report Manager:


Step 1 In Prime Network Vision, Prime Network Events, or Prime Network Administration, choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the Report Manager window, choose Inventory Reports > report-type.

For information on the standard reports available for inventory, see Table 11-15.

Step 3 Right-click the report type, then choose Run.

The Run Report dialog box is displayed as shown in Figure 11-5.

Figure 11-5 Inventory Report - Run Report Dialog Box

Step 4 Enter the required information in the Run Report dialog box as described in Table 11-20.

Table 11-20 Inventory Report - Run Report Dialog Box Fields 

Field
Description
Report Settings

Report Name

Enter a unique name for the report, from 1 to 150 characters in length.

Report names cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Description

Enter a brief description of the report.

Report Security

This field is displayed only if report sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration.

Indicate the level of security for the report by clicking the appropriate option:

Private—The report can be viewed and used only by the report creator and the administrator.

Public—The report can be viewed and used by all other users, regardless of whether the devices are listed in the report are in the user's scope.

Note You can share reports with others only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Device Selection

Select Devices

Note You can add only those devices that are within your scope.

Select devices to include in the report:

1. Click Select Devices.

2. Click Add.

3. In the Add Network Element dialog box, select devices using either of the following methods:

To select devices that meet specific criteria, click Search and enter the required criteria.

To select from all network elements, click Show All.

4. In the list of displayed elements, select the network elements that you want to include in the report. You can select multiple network elements at a time.

5. Click OK.

All devices

Click All Devices to include all devices in your scope in the report.


Step 5 To schedule a report to run immediately or at a later point in time, click the Scheduling tab. For more information, see Scheduling Reports.

Step 6 Click OK.

The report appears in the table in the content pane with a state of Running, if the report is scheduled to run immediately, or Scheduled, if the report is scheduled to run at a later point in time. When the report is complete, the state changes to Done.

You can view the reports when the state is Done. Occasionally, some report formats require additional time for generation. If so, a progress bar is displayed, indicating that the report is being created and will be available soon.

If the report exceeds 150 MB, the state changes to Failed and an error message is written to the log. We recommend running the report with more specific criteria or a shorter time period to avoid this situation.

If no data is found for the report, the report states that no results were found.


Generating Network Service Reports

If you generate a detailed network service report on a large-scale setup, a message is displayed in the Run Report dialog box recommending that you apply a filter to limit the size of the report.

To generate a network service report using Report Manager:


Step 1 In Prime Network Vision, Prime Network Events, or Prime Network Administration, choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the Report Manager window, choose Network Service Reports > report-type.

For information on the standard reports available for network services, see Table 11-16.

Step 3 Right-click the report type, then choose Run.

The Run Report dialog box is displayed as shown in Figure 11-6.

Figure 11-6 Network Service Report - Run Report Dialog Box

Step 4 Enter the required information the Run Report dialog box as described in Table 11-21.

Table 11-21 Network Service Report - Run Report Dialog Box Fields 

Field
Description
Report Settings

Report Name

Enter a unique name for the report, from 1 to 150 characters in length.

Report names cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Description

Enter a brief description of the report.

Report Security

This field is displayed only if report sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration.

Indicate the level of security for the report by clicking the appropriate option:

Private—The report can be viewed and used only by the report creator and the administrator.

Public—The report can be viewed and used by all other users, regardless of whether the devices are listed in the report are in the user's scope.

Note You can share reports with others only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Ethernet Service Reports—Report Contents

Define Filter

Check the Define Filter check box to enter criteria that must be matched for inclusion in the report.

You can specify match criteria in any or all of the following fields.

Ethernet Service Name Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the Ethernet service name for the Ethernet service to be included in the report.

EVC Name Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the EVC name for the EVC to be included in the report.

Ethernet Service Business Tag Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the Ethernet service business tag for the Ethernet service to be included in the report.

EVC Business Tag Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the EVC business tag for the EVC to be included in the report.

Maps

Specify the maps to include in the report:

To include specific maps in the report, in the list of maps on the left, select the required maps, and then click Add Selected to move them to the list of maps on the right.

To include all maps in the report, click Add All.

To find maps that match a string, enter the string in the Find field. The list of maps is automatically updated to include only those maps that contain the string you enter.

Click the Sort Order button to sort the maps alphabetically or in reverse alphabetic order.

Network Pseudowire Reports—Report Contents

Define Filter

Check the Define Filter check box to enter criteria that must be matched for inclusion in the report.

You can specify match criteria in any or all of the following fields.

Network Pseudowire Name Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the network pseudowire name for the pseudowire to be included in the report.

Network Pseudowire Type

In the drop-down list, choose the type of network pseudowire to be included in the report.

Network Pseudowire Business Tag Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the network pseudowire business tag for the pseudowire to be included in the report.

Maps

Specify the maps to include in the report:

To include specific maps in the report, in the list of maps on the left, select the required maps, and then click Add Selected to move them to the list of maps on the right.

To include all maps in the report, click Add All.

To find maps that match a string, enter the string in the Find field. The list of maps is automatically updated to include only those maps that contain the string you enter.

Click the Sort Order button to sort the maps alphabetically or in reverse alphabetic order.

VPLS Reports—Report Contents 

Define Filter

Check the Define Filter check box to enter criteria that must be matched for inclusion in the report.

You can specify match criteria in any or all of the following fields.

VPLS Name Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the VPLS name for the VPLS or H-VPLS to be included in the report.

VPLS Business Tag Contains

Enter a string that must appear in the VPLS business tag for the VPLS or H-VPLS to be included in the report.

Maps

Specify the maps to be included in the report:

To include specific maps in the report, in the list of maps on the left, select the required maps, and then click Add Selected to move them to the list of maps on the right.

To include all maps in the report, click Add All.

To find maps that match a string, enter the string in the Find field. The list of maps is automatically updated to include only those maps that contain the string you enter.

Click the Sort Order button to sort the maps alphabetically or in reverse alphabetic order.


Step 5 To schedule a report to run immediately or at a later point in time, click the Scheduling tab. For more information, see Scheduling Reports.

Step 6 Click OK.

The report appears in the table in the content pane with a state of Running, if the report is scheduled to run immediately, or Scheduled, if the report is scheduled to run at a later point in time. When the report is complete, the state changes to Done.

You can view the reports when the state is Done. Occasionally, some report formats require additional time for generation. If so, a progress bar is displayed, indicating that the report is being created and will be available soon.

If the report exceeds 150 MB, the state changes to Failed and an error message is written to the log. We recommend running the report with more specific criteria or a shorter time period to avoid this situation.

If no data is found for the report, the report states that no results were found.


Generating Reports from the Reports Menu

To generate reports quickly and without opening the Reports Manager window, choose Reports > Run Report > folder > report-type. The menus include all standard folders and reports, and any folders or reports that you have created. After entering the required information, you can view the report as soon as it is generated or at a later time.


Note You can generate reports only for devices that are within your scope.


To generate a report from the Reports menu:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Run Report > folder > report-type where:

folder is the required folder.

report-type is the required type of report.

Step 2 In the Run Report dialog box, enter the required information. For more information on the options in the Run Report dialog box, see Generating Reports.

Step 3 To schedule a report to run immediately or at a later point in time, click the Scheduling tab. For more information, see Scheduling Reports.

Step 4 Click OK.

Step 5 In the Running Report dialog box, select the required viewing options:

a. Check the Open Report Manager to monitor status check box to open the Report Manager window so that you can view the report generation process. Uncheck the check box to proceed without opening the Report Manager window.

b. Check the View report immediately upon completion check box to view the report as soon as it is generated. If you enable this option, the report is displayed in HTML format as soon as it is complete. Uncheck the check box to view the report at a later time by using Report Manager.

Step 6 Click OK.

Depending on your selections in Step 5, the Report Manager window is displayed, the report is displayed, or the report is available for viewing at a later time.


Generating Reports from Prime Network Vision

Prime Network Vision enables you to run reports on selected devices from the map and list views.


Note You can generate reports only for devices that are within your scope.


To generate a report from Prime Network Vision:


Step 1 In Prime Network Vision, select the required devices in the map or list view.

Step 2 In the navigation tree or content pane, right-click the selected devices, then choose Run Report > folder > report-type.

Step 3 In the Run Report dialog box, enter the required information as described in Generating Reports.

The devices that you select in the navigation pane or content pane are automatically included in the report.

Step 4 To schedule a report to run immediately or at a later point in time, click the Scheduling tab. For more information, see Scheduling Reports.

Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 In the Running Report dialog box, specify the desired viewing options:

a. Check the Open Report Manager to monitor status check box to open the Report Manager window so that you can view the report generation process. Uncheck the check box to proceed without opening the Report Manager window.

b. Check the View report immediately upon completion check box to view the report as soon as it is generated. If you enable this option, the report is displayed in HTML format as soon as it is complete. Uncheck the check box to view the report at a later time by using Report Manager.

Depending on your selections in Step 6, the Report Manager window is displayed, the report is displayed, or the report is available for viewing at a later time.


Scheduling Reports

Prime Network allows you to schedule a report to run immediately or at a later point in time.

To schedule a report:


Step 1 In Prime Network Vision, Prime Network Events, or Prime Network Administration, choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the Report Manager window, choose report-category report-type.

For information on the various report categories and report types, see Report Categories.

Step 3 Right-click the report type, then choose Run.

The Run Report dialog box is displayed.

Step 4 In the Settings tab, specify the required report criteria. For more information on the options in the Run Report dialog box, see Generating Reports.

Step 5 Click the Scheduling tab. By default, the Run Now option is selected and the report is scheduled to run immediately.

Step 6 To schedule the report for a later date/time:

a. Select the Schedule Job radio button. The scheduling options Once and Recurring are enabled.

b. To generate the report once, select the Once radio button and specify the date and time when you want the report to be generated.

c. To generate the report on a recurring basis, select the Recurring radio button and specify the following:

The date and time range for the recurrence.

How often you want to generate the report within that time range - every X minutes, daily, weekly, or monthly.

Step 7 Specify comments, if required and click Schedule. Prime Network creates a report job and executes it according to your scheduling specifications. Go to the Scheduled Jobs page (Tools > Scheduled Jobs), to check that your report job has been created. You can use the Scheduled Jobs page to monitor the job status and to reschedule a job if necessary. You can also clone a scheduled job and edit the report criteria, if required.


Managing Reports

Prime Network provides the following options for working with reports:

Managing the Maximum Number of Concurrent Reports

Viewing and Saving Reports

Renaming Reports

Sharing Reports

Moving Reports Between Folders

Deleting Reports

Viewing Report Properties

Managing the Maximum Number of Concurrent Reports

Prime Network enables you to run multiple reports at the same time. When the maximum number of concurrent reports is running, new report requests are queued for generation and have the status Queued (n) where n is the number in the report queue. When a running report moves to a Completed, Failed, or Cancelled state, the first report in the queue starts running.

The maximum number of concurrent reports is set at 5 by default. As the event rate approaches the maximum committed event rate, we recommend that you decrease the maximum number of concurrent reports. The maximum number of concurrent reports is defined in the registry, in reports.xml, under site/reports/reports-setting/reports-running-settings/maxRunningReports.


Note Changes to the registry should only be carried out with the support of Cisco. For details, contact your Cisco account representative.


To change the maximum number of concurrent reports, use the runRegTool command (located in ANAHOME/Main) as follows:

./runRegTool.sh -gs 127.0.0.1 set 0.0.0.0 
site/reports/reports-setting/reports-running-settings/maxRunningReports value
 
   

where value is the new maximum number of concurrent reports.

You do not need to restart any AVMs after entering this command.

For more information on the runRegTool command, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.

Viewing and Saving Reports

You can view any reports that appear in the Report Manager content pane with the state Done. After viewing a report, you can save it in any of the available formats.


Note Reports are purged from Prime Network after 90 days by default. This setting can be modified by changing the setting in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.


To view and save a report:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the navigation pane, locate the required report.

Step 3 In the content pane, right-click the report, then choose View As > format where format is one of the following:

HTML—Displays the report in a browser window. Clicking a column heading in the report sorts the report by that value; clicking the column heading again sorts the data in the reverse order. HTML is the default format.

PDF—Displays a PDF version of the report.

CSV—Creates a CSV version of the report that you can either save to a specific location or view using another application. The CSV version contains only the report data; it does not contain the header information, layout, or formatting information that is available in other formats.

XLS—Creates an XLS version of the report that you can either save to a specific location or view using another application, such as Microsoft Excel.

XML—Creates an XML version of the report that you can either save to a specific location or view using an XML editor or viewer.

Figure 11-7 is an example of the Most Common Daily Events report in HTML format. The data is sorted by the Count column, in descending order.

Figure 11-7 Most Common Daily Events Report Example

Step 4 Save the report as required.


Renaming Reports

You can rename:

Any report type that you defined.

Any generated report that you have access to.

You cannot rename any of the Prime Network standard report types.

Renaming a User-Defined Report Type


Note When you rename a report type, the new name applies to only those reports that you run after changing the name; it does not change the names of reports that were run prior to changing the name.


To rename a user-defined report type:


Step 1 In the navigation tree, select the user-defined report type.

Step 2 Right-click the report type, then choose Properties.

Step 3 In the Edit dialog box, enter a new name for the report type in the Report Name field, using the following conventions:

The name can contain 1 to 150 characters.

The name cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Step 4 Click OK.

The navigation pane is refreshed and the report type is displayed with the new name.


Renaming a Generated Report

To rename a report:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the content pane, right-click the report that you want to rename, then choose Rename or Properties.

Step 3 In the Name field, enter the new name for the report, using the following conventions:

The name can contain 1 to 150 characters.

The name cannot include the following characters: ;?<>/:\"#*|.

Step 4 Click OK.

The content pane is refreshed and the report is displayed with the new name.


Sharing Reports

Prime Network enables you to share reports that you generate with other users, or limit access to a report to only you and the administrator.


Note You can share reports with others only if sharing is enabled in Prime Network Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Prime Network 3.10 Administrator Guide.


Sharing a Report

To share access to a report that you generated:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Locate the required report.

Step 3 In the content pane, right-click the report that you want to share, then choose Share.

The report is available to all system users for viewing and using.


Limiting Access to a Report

To limit access to a report that you generated and subsequently shared:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Locate the required report.

Step 3 In the content pane, right-click the report that you want to limit access to, then choose Unshare.

The report can be viewed and used by only you and the administrator.


Moving Reports Between Folders

You can move a report type that you have defined from the current folder to another folder in the navigation tree.


Note You cannot move a standard report type from one folder to another.


To move a report type to a new folder:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the navigation tree, select the required report that you have defined.

Step 3 Right-click the report, then choose Move.

Step 4 In the Move To dialog box, select the folder to which you want to move the report.

Step 5 Click OK.

The Report Manager window is refreshed and the report appears in the specified folder.


Deleting Reports

You can delete reports to which you have access.

To delete a report:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Locate the required report.

Step 3 In the content pane, select the required report.

Step 4 Right-click the report, then choose Delete Report.

Step 5 In the Delete Report confirmation window, click Yes to confirm deletion.

The Report Manager window is refreshed and the deleted report no longer appears.


Viewing Report Properties

The Report Properties dialog box enables you to view the report settings and to modify some of them.

To view report properties, and optionally change the name, description, or access:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Locate the required report.

Step 3 In the content pane, right-click the selected report, then choose Properties.

The Report Properties dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-8.

Figure 11-8 Report Properties Dialog Box

Step 4 Change the information in the following fields as required:

Name

Description

Report Security

Step 5 Click OK.


Defining Report Types

You can modify any of the report types provided by Prime Network so that it better suits your needs and environment. This is extremely beneficial if you generate a particular type of report for specific devices or events on a regular basis.

To define a report type:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the navigation pane, right-click the existing report type, then choose Define Report of This Type.

Step 3 In the Define report of type dialog box, specify the options using the information in Generating Reports.

Step 4 In the Location field, use the specified reports folder or click Browse to select a different folder.

Step 5 Click OK.

The newly defined report type appears in the navigation tree in the specified folder.


Managing Report Folders

Prime Network provides the following options for working with report folders:

Creating Folders

Moving Folders

Renaming Folders

Deleting Folders

Viewing Folder and Report Type Properties

Creating Folders

Prime Network enables you to create additional report folders in Report Manager.

To create a report folder:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Select a folder in which to place the new folder.

Step 3 Right-click the folder, then choose New Folder.

Step 4 In the New Folder dialog box, enter a name for the folder.

Step 5 Click OK.

The navigation pane is refreshed and the new folder is displayed.

Step 6 To move the new folder to another folder, or to the top level in the folder hierarchy:

a. Right-click the folder, then choose Move.

b. In the Move To dialog box, select the location where you want the folder to reside.

c. Click OK.

The folder is displayed in the new location.


Moving Folders

Prime Network enables you to move folders that you have created in Report Manager. You cannot move the Events Reports, Inventory Reports, or Network Service Reports folder.

To move a report folder:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Right-click the folder, then choose Move.

Step 3 In the Move To dialog box, select the location where you want the folder to reside.

Step 4 Click OK.

The navigation pane is refreshed and the folder is displayed in the new location.


Renaming Folders

Prime Network enables you to rename folders that you have created in Report Manager. You cannot:

Rename a folder that resides at the highest level in the hierarchy, such as the Events Reports, Inventory Reports, or Network Service Reports folder.

Use the same name for different folders that reside at the same level in the hierarchy.

To rename a report folder:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Right-click the folder, then choose Rename.

Step 3 In the Rename Folder dialog box, enter the new name for the folder.

Step 4 Click OK.

The navigation pane is refreshed and the folder is displayed with the new name.


Deleting Folders

You can delete folders that you have created in Report Manager if they are empty. You cannot delete the following folders:

Events Reports

Detailed Network Events

Detailed Non-Network Events

Inventory Reports

Network Service Reports

User-created folders that contain other folders or report types

To delete a report folder:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 Right-click the folder, then choose Delete.

Step 3 In the Confirm Folder Delete dialog box, click Yes to confirm the deletion.

The navigation pane is refreshed and the folder no longer appears.


Viewing Folder and Report Type Properties

Viewing Report Folder Properties

The Report Properties window enables you to view report properties and to add folders.

To view report properties:


Step 1 Choose Reports > Report Manager.

Step 2 In the navigation pane, right-click the required folder, then choose Properties.

The Folder Properties window is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-9.

Figure 11-9 Folder Properties

Table 11-22 describes the information that is displayed in each tab, depending on the folder's contents.

Table 11-22 Folder Properties Window 

Field
Description
Report Folders Tab

Name

Name of the folder included in the selected folder.

Report Types Tab

Name

Name of the report type included in the selected folder.

Description

Description of the report type included in the selected folder.

Defined Reports Tab

Name

Name of the user-defined report in the selected folder.

Description

Description of the user-defined report in the selected folder.

Type

Report type on which the user-defined report is based.

Public

Status of public access to the report: True or False.



Viewing Report Type Properties

To view report type properties:


Step 1 In the navigation pane, right-click the required report type, then choose Properties.

The information that is displayed depends on whether the report type is one that you defined or one provided by Prime Network:

Prime Network-provided report type—The Report Type Properties window is displayed with the report name and description. Click Run to generate the report.

User-defined report type—The Edit dialog box is displayed with all settings specified for the report type. You can modify the settings or leave them as they are.

Step 2 Click Close or the upper right corner to close the window.