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    Creating Log Report Definitions

    Use this page to create log report definitions. Log‐based reports help you to schedule reports based on default reports and default filters defined. You can also generate reports with different data criteria, including filters, aggregation criteria, and time range.

    Before You Begin

    To configure a log report definition:

    1. Select Report > Report Definitions.
    2. Click Create and then select Log Report Definition.
    3. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in the Table 1.
    4. Click Preview as PDF to review the configuration.
    5. Click OK to save the report definition.
    6. Click Send Report Now to send the report through e‐mail to the recipient immediately.

    A new log report definition with the defined configurations is created. You can use the created policy definition to identify the issues with the firewall rules.

    Table 1: Log Report Definition Settings

    Settings

    Guidelines

    General Information

    Report Name

    Enter a unique name for the report definition that is a string of alphanumeric characters, colons, periods, dashes, and underscores. No spaces are allowed and the maximum length is 29 characters

    Description

    Enter a description for the report definition; maximum length is 1024 characters.

    Content

    Use Data Criteria from Filters

    Click Use Data Criteria from Filters.

    Select the data criteria from the list of default and user‐created filters that are saved from the Events and Logs page.

    The details of the filters displayed are:

    • Filter Name—Name of the filter.
    • Filter Description—Description of the filter.
    • Group By—Selected group by option.
    • Time Span—Duration for which the data is displayed.
    • Filter By—List of default and user‐created filters.

    Note: The default time stamp value is last 3 hours.

    Schedule

    Add Schedule

    Click Add Schedule.

    Select the type of report schedule that you want to use:

    • Run now—Select this option to schedule and publish the configuration at the current time.
    • Schedule at a later time—Select this option if you want to schedule and publish the configuration at a later time.

    Select the recurring schedule for report generation. The available options are:

    • Repeat—Select this option to generate the report on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.
    • Every—Select the number of days, weeks, or months for which the recurring report will be generated.
    • Ends—Select the end date and end time for the report.

    Email

    Email Recipients

    Click Add Email Recipients

    • Recipients—Enter or select the e‐mail addresses of the recipients. By default, you can search by first name and select registered users. You can also type in external email addresses.
    • Subject—Enter the subject for the e‐mail notification.
    • Comment—Enter the comments for the e‐mail notification.

    Note: The reports are not sent if a specified recipient does not have permission for a device or domain included in the report configuration when the report is generated.

    Modified: 2016-11-09