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Generating Inventory Reports

 

The proNX Service Manager allows the user to generate inventory reports in spreadsheet format, and save them to their local drive. The inventory report contains the same information as in the network element inventory view (see Viewing Network Element Inventory Information).

PSM supports inventory report generation for the following:

  • BTI7800 Series network elements

  • BTI7000 Series network elements

  • BTI800 Series network elements

  • BTI700 Series network elements

  • MX Series and PTX Series routers

  • QFX Series switches

  1. From the main menu, choose Tools>Reports>Inventory.
  2. Wait while the report generates. The bottom of the GUI shows "Requesting Report:" followed by the selected report type. Note

    If the report fails to generate, see if Changing the Report Generation Timeout applies to your situation.

  3. When the report has been generated, the tool automatically launches your web browser and points it to the location of the report (report URL) on the PSM Server. Log in using your PSM user name and password. Note

    The report is stored indefinitely on the server at the location specified by the report URL, and is accessible from any browser. To prevent unauthorized access to this possibly sensitive data, the report location is password protected. If you have generated reports previously, your web browser might have cached your user name and password, and might log in automatically for you.

    Note

    Your browser might require you to explicitly verify and accept the server certificate before you can have access to the report. This is normal because communication between the browser and the server is through HTTPS.

    After logging in, a file download dialog box opens.

  4. Open or save the report.

    The following is an example of an Inventory report.