An important aspect of all management tasks is that you can analyze the trend over time and evaluate the performance. The analysis is also useful in making calculated predictions and taking corrective actions as necessary. These calculated predictions allows you to plan for any future impact on performance for various services. To view these reports, you can follow either of the given steps:
- Click the Reports module tab. This opens the index page that lists all the reports generated dynamically by Applications Manager. (OR)
- Click on the Monitor Group and select Application Report Link in the left frame. By default, it takes you to the Availability report of the Monitor Group. By default, the graph for the attribute reports will be depicted for top 10 monitors.
Browse through the following topics to know about the various reports that are generated in Applications Manager:
Functionalities of Reports
The reports generated by Applications Manager depicts the availability, health, response time and alarms of the application over a specified period of time. The reporting function enables you to analyze your servers / applications / databases/ web servers / web applications / services even across months and all this even without having to make any additional configuration changes. The reports are generated dynamically, which means that you only see reports for monitors that you have created in Applications Manager. Before proceeding, please ensure that you have enabled reports for all the monitors. The generated reports has 7 / 30 report details which enables you to understand the behaviour of your applications under various business hours or during a particular period of the week/month. This feature allows you to make predictive calculations on future impact.
Some of the common functionalities of reports are as follows:
- Options to view 10/20/50/All reports by choosing them from the Top N Reports field. They are enabled by default for all availability and health reports.
Note: This is not applicable to reports generated for Monitor Groups.
Options to schedule reports or enable reports can be done quickly by clicking on 'Schedule Reports | Enable Reports' link.
Option to view Custom Time Period reports for Availability and Attributes, i.e, the time period for which the reports are needed can be selected. Additionally, you have the option to set the Business Hours during which you want the reports.
Option to view Custom Attribute Reports and Downtime Summary Report configuration. Click here for detailed information.
Option to save the reports in CSV format by clicking on icon , PDF format by clicking on icon and also save in Excel format
(available only for Monitor Group - Availability & Health Snapshot - Current Snapshot, Critical Snapshot, History report, Outage Comparison Report, Availability Trend Report) for each individual report under reports tab. And also, you can mail these particular report to yourself by clicking on
icon, fill out the email address and click Send
Option to delete known Down Time reports
. You can delete known downtime reports from the database by clicking the
icon in the Availability Report. For eg, go to Application Server
and select Weblogic
from the pull down menu in the top. Now click on Availability of Application Servers.
Now click on the monitor's Total Downtime.
Select the known downtime from the Monitor Downtime detail*.
This will delete this known downtime report from the database.
Downtime History: Gives the downtime/uptime chart for 'today''s period and also the downtime history for that particular monitor across all time periods. You can also assign Groups as well as Sub-Groups to downtime scheduler and generate reports. In Downtime history report, you can view the summary details of Scheduled Downtimes and Unmanaged time. This will give you more clarity in knowing the monitor's exact downtime. You can also add notes on why the monitor was down for that particular time period.
Summary Report of Monitor : Gives the summary of all the reports for that particular monitor.
Comparison Reports: You can compare the attribute reports of various monitors within a particular monitor group. For eg., to compare the response time between monitors, click on Response Time Reports attribute link; from the list, select the monitors for which you need comparison. You can either select the time period for which the comparision is required or select the particular Business Hours for which the comparison is required. Currently, availability and health comparison reports are not supported.
At a Glance Reports: The performance of top 10 monitors within the monitor group can be compared in a single view. For eg, in server monitor group, you can compare the performance of top 10 servers within the group. By clicking on the bars in the report, you can see all the attributes of the monitor in a single view. Further, you can drill down to see the individual attribute reports.
Scheduling of reports is possible by using Schedule Reports
under Admin tab.