Creating Custom Reports for AS/400 Hosts


 

Custom reports in EventLog Analyzer let you monitor specific events and hosts exclusively. Custom report profiles can be scheduled to run automatically during selected time intervals, and also e-mailed to recipients as PDF or CSV reports.

 

Custom reports are listed under the My Reports section, found in the Reports tab, and the left navigation pane.

 

The My Reports section lists all the custom reports created so far, the hosts that are reported on, and scheduling options. Click on the report name to view the report. The page contains a menu bar and the menu bar contains the following menu:

Tip There will be no hosts configured for the imported report profiles. You have to edit the report profile to configure the hosts.

 

Click the Edit custom Report icon to edit the corresponding custom report configuration details. If the report profile has no schedules associated with it, the schedule icon is displayed. Click this icon to schedule the report profile. If the report profile already has a schedule associated with it, the Schedule another icon is displayed. Click this icon to create another schedule for this report profile.

Creating a New Custom Report for AS/400

Click the Report link to create a new custom report for AS/400. You can find this link (AS/400 > Report) on the sub tab below the main tabs.

 

Click the Add New Report link opens the Create New Report wizard with three pages.

 

Step 1:

In the Create New Report wizard first page, enter report details and select host.

  1. Enter a unique name as the Report Name, for the new custom report.
  2. Select the hosts or host groups to report on.
  3. Click Next to continue.

Step 2:

In the Create New Report wizard second page, select the event filters.

  1. You have two options (Basic Options and Advanced) to filter the messages under two tabs.
    1. Basic Options tab
      In the basic option, when multiple values are entered, all the values are considered for filtering events.
      • You will find Drop the Logs containing text box to drop the logs containing the message(s).
      • You will find Except text box to exclude an event with a specific event log message.
      • You will find Event Source text box to filter out events received from a specific event log source.
      • You will find User text box to filter out events received for a specific user. This field is effective only for Security (Important) events.

      Multiple values can be entered in the text boxes separated by commas.

    2. Advanced tab
      In the advanced option, when multiple values are entered, any of the values or all the values are considered for filtering events depending up on the selection of Match Any or Match All radio buttons.
      • You will find Match Any and Match All radio buttons for Drop the Logs containing text box to drop the logs containing the message(s).
      • You will find Match Any and Match All radio buttons for Except text box to exclude events with a specific event log message, from filtering out.
      • You will find Event Source text box to filter out events received from a specific event log source.
      • You will find User text box to filter out events received for a specific user. This field is effective only for Security (Important) events.
      Multiple values can be entered in the text boxes separated by commas.
  2. Select the severity of events which needs to be filtered, from the list of severity in the Severity row.

    The event severity are:

    1. Emergency
    2. Alert
    3. Critical
    4. Error
    5. Warning
    6. Notice
    7. Information
    8. Debug

    Any combination of event severity is possible and select the appropriate check boxes provided.

    The unselected event severity will be dropped.

  3. Enterthe message ID of AS/400 host error message to be filtered, in the Message ID field.
  4. Enterthe name of the IBM AS/400 job for which the error message to be filtered, in the Job Name field.
  5. Click Next to continue.

Step 3:

In the Create New Report wizard final page, select the report generation schedule, configure to send the report by Email and generate test report.

  1. If you want to schedule this report to run automatically, choose the time interval after which this report should be generated. Choose from hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly schedules, or choose to run this report only once. For Daily, Weekly, and Only once schedules, you can set the TimeFilter TimeFilter for Custom Hours, Only Working Hours, or Only NonWorking Hours.

    For the Daily schedules, if the option Run on Week Days is selected then the reports are run daily except on the weekends. For the Weekly or Monthly schedules, select the option Generate Report only for Week Days if you want to report on the events that occurred only on the week days and not report on events that occurred over the weekends.

     

    Tip You can also add a schedule to this report later from the My Reports section

     

  2. You can select the report format. Select the Report Format, PDF or CSV radio buttons.
  3. You can select the summary or detailed report to be generated. Select the Generate Report, Summary & Details or Only Summary radio buttons.
  4. If you want to email this report, select the Mail To check box.
    1. Enter the e-mail addresses as comma-separated values in the Mail To text box.
    2. If the mail server has not been set up yet, an error message is shown below the Mail To box. Error message: "Mail Server is not configured. Click here to configure the Mail Server." Click the link inside the error message to configure the mail server settings in the popup window that is opened. If the mail server has been configured already and you want to reconfigure click the link in Reconfigure the Mail Server here message and reconfigure the mail server settings in the popup window that is opened.
  5. Click Generate Test Report to see a preview of how this report will look like, once it is set up. Click Finish to save the report. The report is now listed in the My Reports section.

     

    note Scheduled reports are generated and emailed in PDF or ZIP format.
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