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Overview

The information on the entire network configuration management process in your enterprise is presented in the form of comprehensive reports vin DeviceExpert. The status and summaries of the different activities such as device configuration details, changes in configuration, network inventory, conflict between startup and running configuration, device audit details, policy compliance details etc are provided in the form of tables and graphs, which assist the network administrators to make a well-informed decisions on device configuration.

Types of Reports

DeviceExpert provides over 12 reports under four categories:

 

Network Reports

All details pertaining to the device properties, hardware properties, firmware details, audit details pertaining to the devices etc have been presented under Network Reports.

 

To access the Network Reports, just go to the "Reports" tab.

 

 

Report Name  

What does it Convey

Additional Information

Hardware Inventory Report

 

The hardware properties of each device of all available device groups are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Hardware Inventory Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

 

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Firmware Inventory Report

The OS details of devices such as OS type, version (of each device of all available device groups) are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Firmware Inventory Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Device Inventory Report

Details such as the model number, series, type etc of each device of all available device groups are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Device Inventory Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Network Health Status Report

Details such as the status of configuration backup, information if the startup and running configurations differ, information on policy compliance etc of each device of all available device groups are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Network Health Status Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Device Management Status Report

 

Status of basic device management details - if credentials have been supplied, the protocol used (for communication between the device and DeviceExpert), the status of real-time change detection etc of each device of all available device groups are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Device Management Status Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Device Audit Report

Details on who invoked, what operation and when on each device of all available device groups are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Device Audit Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

 In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

 

 

Configuration  Reports

 

Report Name  

What does it Convey

Additional Information

Startup-Running Conflict Report

 

Devices (of each device group) whose startup and running configurations differ  are presented in this report. In addition, there is provision to view the difference between the startup and running configurations. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Startup-Running Conflict Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

 

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Configuration Changes Report

Devices (of each device group) that have undergone changes in configuration are presented in this report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Configuration Changes  Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Configuration Change Trend Report

Details on the number of configuration changes done on the configuration of devices (of all device groups) during a particular time period are captured along with the mode of configuration change - whether the changes were done through DeviceExpert or directly from outside the application are captured. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Configuration Change Trend Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Configuration Analysis Report

DeviceExpert leverages Nipper for generating the Configuration Analysis Report. Nipper processes the Configuration files and reports on various configuration settings. This report is quite comprehensive - Domain Name Settings, Time Zone Settings, User Accounts and Privileges,     Logging, SNMP Settings, Protocols, Interfaces and Access Control Lists - are analyzed and the details are depicted in the report. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Configuration Analysis Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

Security Audit Report

For this report also, DeviceExpert leverages the Nipper. Nipper processes network device configuration files, performs a security audit and outputs a security report with recommendations and a configuration report. This report is also quite comprehensive. The configuration files are analyzed from all possible security angles.  The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Security Audit Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

 

 

User Reports

 

 

Report Name  

What does it Convey

Additional Information

User Access Report

 

Device access authorization details for all users are presented in this report. The list of devices assigned for each user are shown by this report. Click "User Access Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

 

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Configuration Upload Request Report

The status of configuration upload requests made by the operators and information as to whether the requests are pending or were approved or rejected, are presented in this report. Click "Configuration Upload Request Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

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Policy Compliance Reports

 

 

Report Name  

What does it Convey

Additional Information

Compliance Report

 

The result of the compliance policy check done on devices (of each device group) are presented in this report. Number of devices that are compliant, number of devices whose configuration is in violation of the policy, number of compliance policies, rules, the time at which the last compliance check was done etc., are presented in this report.. The report is displayed on 'device group' basis. Click "Startup-Running Compliance Policy Check Report" in the "Reports" tab to generate the report.

 

In the report display page, you can view the report for the each group by selecting the respective group name in the 'Device Group' drop-down on the top of the page.

 

Custom Reports

You can create customized reports to view specific hardware properties of desired devices.  You can specify certain criteria and create customized reports.

 

Let us take an example to explain this:

 

You want to view the chassis details of all your Cisco switches. You also need another report showing the  MAC addresses of some of your devices.

 

To achieve both the scenarios above, you can make use of the custom reports. In general, you may use custom reports to view any specific or a set of specific hardware properties of a device or a group of devices. In addition to hardware properties, you may also generate custom reports based on the 'custom columns' added by you.

How to create custom reports?

To create custom reports,

 

 


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