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Summary Reports

Summary Reports enable you to view multiple monitor status and metadata within a single view. A monitor is defined as an instance of a template assigned to a host. This report is typically used by network administrators to summarize the monitor status of multiple hosts and generate management level reports, for example, disk space summary sorted by free disk space.

How to create a Summary Report

  • From the Menu Bar select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, expand Reports.
  • Expand Report | Summary Reports then select Summary Report. The Properties View displays.
  • The Properties View contains 4 configuration tabs.

The Template Assignments Tab

Use this tab to assign specific templates to include in the report. Once assigned, the report limits results to hosts that have been assigned the selected templates and groups. If no templates or groups are assigned, the report includes all templates assigned to the assigned hosts.

The Options Tab

Use this tab to configure the format of the report, data table columns and optionally sort order.

  • Use the Re-execute each monitor check box to execute each monitor prior to reporting the results, for example, create a Disk Space Summary Report that scans each assigned host's disk space information then sorts the results by free disk space,
  • Use the Hide informational results check box to limit results to triggered and errored monitors.
  • Use the Hide error results check box to exclude errored monitors from the report.
  • Use the Group by drop-down to select the report format.
    The following options are available:
OptionDescriptionMetadata Support
HostCreates a report that groups results by each assigned host.No
TemplateCreates a report that groups results by each assigned template, for example, group results by each unique disk space monitor template.Yes
Template typeCreates a report that groups results by each assigned template type, for example, group results by all disk space monitor templates.Yes
  • Use the Column definitions table to include and exclude columns and change the column label.
  • When grouping by either Template or Template type, use the Template specific columns drop-down to include and exclude template specific metadata, for example, when targeting disk space monitors, you have the option to include free space, a horizontal percentage gauge and a historical graph.
Gauge columns can be added for any In32 value. To add a gauge for any int value, add a new column to the list of columns. Set the data type to GaugeEx then pre-pend the Key value with the Key of the target column followed by two underscores, for example COUNT_GAUGE.
  • Use the Sort by drop-down to apply the sort order, for example, sort all results by free disk space.
  • Use the Orientation drop-down to display results either horizontally or vertically. Horizontal reports display as tables with columns.
Horizontal Orientation
When including a historical graph, the graph is displayed the width of the table below each monitor's row.
Vertical Orientation
Vertical reports generate a table for each monitor then display results vertically with two columns, the column name followed by the monitor's value.
When a historical graph is included, the graph is displayed as a third column. When saving reports to a file or emailing, and you prefer to see the graph below the column values rather than as a third column, assign the pre-built Send an Email (Cell Phone) action to the list of On Complete Actions or either create your own action then override the default HTML template with the pre-build data-rows-template.html HTML template or create your own HTML template then insert the {DATA_ROWS} tag where appropriate.

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