On-Demand Reports

On-Demand reports retrieve data sets from specific sets of items or groups without building a dashboard. To apply the same report definition for different items or groups, copy a report template. To view the same data in different ways, change the view type of the report.
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On-Demand reports retrieve data sets from specific sets of items or groups without building a dashboard. To apply the same report definition for different items or groups, copy a report template. To view the same data in different ways, change the view type of the report.
You can add On-Demand reports to group and device context pages. For group context pages, the reports use the selected group as the context for the view. For device context pages, the reports use the device as the context.
After you generate the On-Demand report, select an output format to share the results. Role rights to print reports and send them by email are required to enable sharing.
The following role rights apply to on-demand reports:
  • Create On-Demand Report Templates
    Lets users create On-Demand report templates.
  • Run On-Demand Report Templates
    Lets users run On-Demand report templates.
On-Demand Report View Types
On-Demand report view types determine the chart format. 
For options that require aggregation, the system determines the aggregation method. For example, Bits has the counter metric profile type and uses sum. The Rate metric is profiled as type gauge and uses average.
Many view types provide more configuration options, such as Number of Charts on Page and Maximum Number of Charts.
To change the visualization of the data, edit the report and change the view type. The summary table view shows only aggregate metrics. If you change to this view type, the view editor does not remove selected nonaggregate metrics. However, the view shows only the aggregate values. For example, you can you configure a Chart with Multiple Metrics to show the CPU Utilization maximum. When you change the view type to the summary table, the view shows the CPU Utilization average.
Chart with Multiple Metrics
This view consists of one chart that displays a trend line for each selected metric. The trend line is an aggregate for all the selected groups or items.
ChartWithMultMet
ChartWithMultMet
Chart Per Metric
This view consists of one chart for each selected metric. Each chart displays a trend line for the metric. The trend line is an aggregate for all the selected groups or items.
ChartPerMet
ChartPerMet
Chart Per Item with Multiple Metrics
This view consists of one chart for each selected item or group. Each chart displays trend lines for each selected metric.
ChartPerItemWithMultMet
ChartPerItemWithMultMet
Chart Per Metric with Multiple Items
This view consists of one chart for each selected metric. Each chart displays trend lines for every selected item or group.
ChartPerMetWithMultItems
ChartPerMetWithMultItems
Chart per Metric by Single Item
This view consists of chart groupings for each selected item or group. Each chart grouping consists of one chart for each selected metric.
ChartperMetricbySingleItemReport
ChartperMetricbySingleItemReport
Table with Multiple Metrics
This view consists of one table that displays a list of the selected metrics. The table shows aggregate values for all the selected groups or items.
TableWithMultMet
TableWithMultMet
Table Per Item with Multiple Metrics
This view consists of one table that displays a list of the selected metrics. Each row in this table represents a single item.
TablePerItemWithMultMet
TablePerItemWithMultMet
Summary Table/Chart by Metrics
This view consists of one trend graph that represents one or more items and multiple metrics. The trend graph aggregates all items for each selected metric. The summary table below the graph is sorted by metric. Any custom percentile values that you have defined for the selected metrics also appear in the summary table.
SummaryTableChartByMet
SummaryTableChartByMet
Summary Table/Chart by Items
This view consists of one trend graph that represents multiple items and a single metric. The trend graph aggregates all items for the metric. The summary table below the graph is sorted by item. Any custom percentile values that you have defined for the selected metrics also appear in the summary table.
SummaryTableChartByItems
SummaryTableChartByItems
View the Report Templates
The Manage On-Demand Report Templates page provides a list of reusable report definitions.
Users see only the report templates that are associated with the current tenant. The global administrator sees only reports that are associated with the Default Tenant.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select
    Reports
    , and click
    On-Demand Report
    Templates.
    The
    Manage On-Demand Report Templates
    page opens, and the current list of reports appears.
  2. (Optional) To filter the list to show only your reports, click
    My Reports
    .
    Use this page to view, add, edit, delete, or generate the reports in your tenant.
Generate an On-Demand Report
Generate an On-Demand report to view a static data set from a narrow context. Use On-Demand reports to investigate and troubleshoot issues.
Select managed items and metric families that complement each other. Changing the item context can clear the original selections. For example, if you select three routers for reporting, and then add interfaces, the routers are cleared. The report reflects interface data, but no rollups to the router level.
Different device types and components are compatible for reporting in a single On-Demand report. For example, routers and servers can be included in the same report.
To generate an On-Demand report, use one of the following methods:
  • Select an item on an inventory page, and click 
    On-Demand
    .
  • Go to
    Reports
    ,
    On-Demand Report Templates
    , and click 
    New
    .
  • Go to 
    Reports
    ,
     On-Demand Report Templates
    , select an existing report template, and click
    Edit
    .
  • Add the IM On-Demand/Multi-Metric Trend Report to a dashboard or context page.
    On dashboards and in context pages, this report renders best in single-column layouts.
Follow these steps:
  1. Specify the
    Title
    ,
    Name
    , and
    Description
    .
    The title appears on the view and in the report.
    The name identifies the report in the
    On-Demand Report Templates
    list and appears as a title for the report.
  2. Select the
    View Type
    .
  3. Select a
    Resolution
    option. For more information, see Customize Views.
    On-Demand Reports that were configured before the release 2.6 cannot use the 'As Polled Data' resolution option. To enable this option, delete the template, and recreate the report.
  4. To add baseline metrics to the metric value drop-down list or item selector, select the
    Baseline Metrics
    checkbox.
    Baseline data helps characterize past performance for the selected monitored parameters, assess present performance, and estimate future performance.
  5. If you are adding the IM On-Demand/Multi-Metric Trend Report to a dashboard, set the
    Context
    to 
    Dynamic
    or
    Fixed
    . If you select
    Dynamic
    , skip the next step.
    • Dynamic
      A Dynamic context indicates that the context of the view changes with the context of the dashboard page. 
    • Fixed
      A Fixed context indicates that the view uses a specified group, device, or component as a context for the data.
  6. Select whether to
    Add Items
    or
    Add Groups
    :
    • If you selected 
      Add Items
      , click 
      Add / Remove Items
      , select a 
      Context Type
      , and add up to 15 items.
    • If you selected 
      Add Groups
      , click 
      Add / Remove Groups
      , and add up to 15 groups.
      Only the groups and items that are included in your permission groups are displayed.
      You cannot include any groups that are in the Collections category in reports.
    The 
    Metrics to Include
     list is populated with the available metric families and metrics for the selected items or groups.
  7. To determine the level of aggregation for metrics, select the
    Metric Calculate Level
    :
    • by Group
    • by Device
    • by Component
      .
    This option is available only when you select one of the following view types:
    • Chart per Item with Multiple Metrics
    • Chart per Metric with Multiple Items
    • Table per Items with Multiple Metrics
    • Summary Table/Chart by Items
  8. In the
    Metrics to Include
    list, expand from the list of available metric families, and select up to 15 metrics to display in the report. You can select metrics from multiple metric families.
    You can use the arrows to specify an order for the selected metrics and the order is saved.
  9. (Optional) To preview the report, click
    Run
    .
    A preview dashboard shows the view format that you have selected.
    If the metric families that you selected do not apply to the selected components, N/A appears in the report.
    From the preview, click
    Save Template
    .
  10. Click
    Save
    .
    The report template is added to the Manage On-Demand Report Templates page. Run, email, or print the report as required.