Cisco Unified CDR Analysis and Reporting Administration Guide, Release 8.0(2)
Configuring Traffic System Reports
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Configuring Traffic System Reports

Table Of Contents

Configuring Traffic System Reports

Configuring Traffic Summary Reports

Configuring Traffic Summary by Phone Number Reports

Related Topics

Additional Cisco Documentation


Configuring Traffic System Reports


CAR provides reporting capabilities for three levels of users:

Administrators—Generate system reports to help with load balancing, system performance, and troubleshooting.

Managers—Generate reports for users, departments, and QoS to help with call monitoring for budgeting or security purposes and for determining the voice quality of the calls.

Individual users—Generate a billing report for calls by each user.

This chapter contains the following topics:

Configuring Traffic Summary Reports

Configuring Traffic Summary by Phone Number Reports

Related Topics

Additional Cisco Documentation


Note Depending on your job function, you may not have access to every report that is described in this chapter.


Only CAR administrators can generate the traffic summary report. The report provides information about the call volume for a period that you specify. It includes only those call types and QoS voice-quality categories that you chose.


Tip When you configure CAR to generate a traffic summary report, you can choose different call types (On Net, Internal, Local, Long Distance, and so on). CAR compares the traffic volume for every hour interval and identifies the hour with the highest traffic volume (the Busy Hour Call Completion [BHCC] number). To obtain the overall BHCC number, choose all call types when you configure CAR. Under the report title, a separate line displays the BHCC number for that day.


Only CAR administrators can generate the traffic summary by phone number report. The report provides information about the call volume for a period and set of phone numbers that you specify, and includes only those call types and phone numbers that you choose.


Tip You can use this report to track call usage by a specified group of users, by a department, or by another criteria, such as lobby phones or conference room phones. You can set up this report to generate on a weekly basis. This report helps you determine high-usage users or groups by aggregating the usage level across the users that you specify.


Configuring Traffic Summary Reports

Only CAR administrators generate the Traffic Summary report. The report provides information about the call volume for a period that you specify.

You can either view reports that the system automatically generates or generate new reports. See Chapter 29, "Configuring the CAR System Scheduler", for more information.

This section describes how to generate, view, or mail summary information about system traffic.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System Reports > Traffic> Summary.

The Traffic Summary window displays.

Step 2 In the Generate Report field, choose a time as described in Table 11-1.

Table 11-1 Generate Report Fields 

Parameter
Description

Hour of Day

Displays the average number of calls in the system for the period that you specify in Step 4, the call types that you specify in Step 5, and the QoS values that you specify in Step 6 for hour of day.

If the period that you specify in Step 4 is within one day, the system compares the traffic volume for every hour interval and identifies the hour with the highest traffic volume as the BHCC number for that day.

Day of Week

Displays the average number of calls in the system for the period that you specify in Step 4, the call types that you specify in Step 5, and the QoS values that you specify in Step 6 for day of the week.

Day of Month

Displays the average number of calls in the system for the period that you specify in Step 4, the call types that you specify in Step 5, and the QoS values that you specify in Step 6 for day of month.


Step 3 In the Available Reports field, choose an automatically generated report (if available) and go to Step 8 or use the default setting, Generate New Report and go to Step 4.

Step 4 Choose the date range for the period for which you want to generate the report.

Step 5 In the Select Call Types area, check the check boxes for the types of calls that you want to include in the report. To obtain the overall BHCC number for a particular hour or 24-hour period, choose all call types. Table 11-2 describes the call types.

Table 11-2 Traffic Summary by Call Types 

Call Type
Description

On Net

Outgoing calls that originate on one Cisco Unified Communications Manager network, go out through a trunk, and terminate on a different Cisco Unified Communications Manager network. For CAR purposes, be aware that any outgoing call can be classified as an On Net call if it is configured as such in the CAR dial plan configuration window. See "Configuring the Dial Plan" section on page 28-2.

Internal

Calls, including intracluster calls, that originate in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network and end in the same Cisco Unified Communications Manager network (no gateways or trunks are used).

Local

Local calls that route through the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to numbers without an area code or that include one of the local area codes.

Long Distance

Long-distance calls that originate in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network and go out through the PSTN.

International

International calls that originate in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network and go out through the PSTN.

Incoming

Inbound calls that originate outside the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network, enter through a gateway, and go into the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network.

Others

All other outgoing calls, such as toll-free numbers or emergency calls such as 911.



Note The calls that the chart/table shows comprise an average number of calls per day. If the data that is generated is less and you have chosen a wide date range, the report shows negligible values that are treated as 0, and the graph does not display. For example, if a Day of Week report gets generated for eight days that comprise two Mondays, the data that is shown for Monday represents the average number of calls for both the Mondays (the sum of all the calls in each Monday divided by 2). Similarly, in an Hour of Day report, the data that displays against 05-06 will designate the average number of calls per day between the time 05 and 06 of the date range that was chosen for the report.


Step 6 In the Select QoS area, check the check boxes for the voice-quality categories that you want to include in the report. The parameters that are set in the "Configuring QoS Values" section on page 34-1 provide the basis for all voice-quality categories.

Table 11-3 QoS Detail Report Voice Quality 

Voice Quality
Description

Good

QoS for these calls represents the highest possible quality.

Acceptable

QoS for these calls, although slightly degraded, still falls within an acceptable range.

Fair

QoS for these calls, although degraded, still remains within a usable range.

Poor

Poor voice quality indicates that QoS for these calls is unsatisfactory.

NA

These calls did not match any criteria for the established QoS categories.


Step 7 If you want the report in CSV format, choose CSV (comma separated value) in the Report Format area. If you want the report in PDF format, choose PDF (portable document format) in the Report Format area.

Step 8 Click the View Report button.

The report displays.

Step 9 If you want to mail the report, click the Send Report button. To send the report, perform the procedure that is described in the "Mailing a Report" section on page 3-3.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring Traffic Summary by Phone Number Reports

Only CAR administrators generate the Traffic Summary by Phone Number report. The report provides information about the call volume for a period and set of phone numbers that you specify.

This section describes how to generate, view, or mail a traffic summary report based on user phone numbers.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System Reports > Traffic > Summary By Phone Number.

The Traffic Summary that is based on Phone Number(s) window displays.

Step 2 In the Generate Report field, choose a time as described in Table 11-4.

Table 11-4 Generate Report Fields 

Parameter
Description

Hour of Day

Displays the average number of calls in the system for the chosen phone numbers for the date range that was chosen for hour of day.

Note Ensure that the date and time range does not exceed one month.

Day of Week

Displays the average calls in the system for the selected phone numbers for the date range that was chosen for day of week.

Note Ensure that the date and time range does not exceed one month.

Day of Month

Displays the average calls in the system for the selected phone numbers for the date range that was chosen for day of month.

Note Ensure that the date and time range does not exceed one month.


Step 3 In the Select Call Types area, check the check boxes for the types of calls that you want to include in the report. Table 11-5 describes the call types.

Table 11-5 Traffic Summary (Phone Numbers) by Call Types 

Call Type
Description

On Net

Outgoing calls that originate on one Cisco Unified Communications Manager network, go out through a trunk, and terminate on a different Cisco Unified Communications Manager network. For CAR purposes, be aware that any outgoing call can be classified as an On Net call if it is configured as such in the CAR dial plan configuration window. See "Configuring the Dial Plan" section on page 28-2.

Internal

Calls, including intracluster calls, that originate in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network and end in the same Cisco Unified Communications Manager network (no gateways or trunks are used).

Local

Local calls that are routed through the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to numbers without an area code or that include one of the local area codes.

Long Distance

Long-distance calls that originate in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network and go out through the PSTN.

International

International calls that originate in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network and go out through the PSTN.

Incoming

Inbound calls that originate outside the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network, enter through a gateway, and go into the Cisco Unified Communications Manager network.

Others

All other outgoing calls, such as toll-free numbers or emergency calls such as 911.



Note The calls that the chart/table shows comprise an average number of calls per day. If the data that is generated is less and you have chosen a wide date range, the report shows negligible values that are treated as 0, and the graph does not display. For example, if a Day of Week report gets generated for eight days that comprise two Mondays, the data that is shown for Monday represents the average number of calls for both the Mondays (the sum of all the calls in each Monday divided by 2). Similarly, in an Hour of Day report, the data that displays against 05-06 will represent the average number of calls per day between the time 05 and 06 of the date range that was chosen for the report.


Step 4 In the Select Phone Number(s) group box, you can either choose all phone numbers or search for internal phone number(s) based on users.


Note You can enter a wildcard pattern like "!" or "X" to search on phone numbers. The "!" represents any n digit that has 0-9 as each of its digits, and the "X" represents a single digit in the range 0-9.


To choose all phone numbers, check the Select All Phone Number(s) check box. To choose phone numbers based on users, enter the phone number of the individual in the Phone Number field and click the Add Phone Number button. You can also use a provided search function, as described in the "Searching for Users" section on page 9-3.

Step 5 If you want the report in CSV format, choose CSV (comma separated value) in the Report Format area. If you want the report in PDF format, choose PDF (portable document format) in the Report Format area.

Step 6 Click the View Report button.

The report displays.

Step 7 If you want to mail the report, click the Send Report button. To send the report, perform the procedure that is described in the "Mailing a Report" section on page 3-3.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

CDR Analysis and Reporting Configuration Checklist, page 2-1

Chapter 9, "Understanding CAR System Reports"

Chapter 10, "Configuring QoS System Reports"

Chapter 12, "Configuring FAC/CMC System Reports"

Chapter 13, "Configuring Malicious Call Details System Reports"

Chapter 14, "Configuring Precedence Call Summary System Reports"

Chapter 15, "Configuring System Overview System Reports"

Chapter 16, "Configuring CDR Error System Reports"

Chapter 18, "Understanding CAR Device Reports"

Additional Cisco Documentation

Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Call Detail Records Administration Guide