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Understanding Report Mode in Edge Services Director

 

In Report mode in Junos Space Edge Services Director, you can create standardized reports from the monitoring and fault data collected by Edge Services Director. An essential part of the network management lifecycle, reporting provides administrators and management insight into the network for maintenance, troubleshooting, trend and capacity analysis, and provides records that can be archived for compliance requirements.

Report mode is available only in Gateway view of Edge Services director for managed service delivery gateways (SDGs) or SDG groups in the All Network tree of the View pane.

Figure 1 shows some sample PDF reports for Edge Services Director

Figure 1: Examples of Edge Services Director Reports
Examples of Edge Services Director
Reports

Edge Services Director provides reports in PDF and HTML formats that use graphs and tables to clearly convey data. Reports are also available in CSV format for importation into spreadsheets.

In addition to choosing the formats you want your reports to be in, you can:

  • Run reports on-demand or schedule them to run at a specific time or on a recurring schedule.

  • Select the portion of your network you want the report to cover by selecting a scope in the View pane when you create a report definition. For example, you can run a SDG Host Logical and Physical Inventory report on your entire network, or on a specific SDG in your network.

  • Select the report options—for example, the historical time frame you want an Audit Trail report to cover or the type of devices you want to be included in a SDG Host Logical and Physical Inventory report.

  • Have reports sent to an e-mail address or automatically archived on a file server.

The process for generating reports is simple. Select a scope in the View pane and then create a report definition by using the Create Report Definition wizard. When you complete the report definition, the reports are immediately scheduled to run according to the scheduling choices you have made.

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