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Creating Bandwidth Report Definitions


Use the Reports page to create bandwidth analysis report definitions. Bandwidth reports helps in analyzing the bandwidth usage of an application or an user. It gives you important information on bandwidth usage and helps you in identifying top applications and top users consuming more bandwidth.

Before You Begin

Configuring Bandwidth Report Definitions

To configure a bandwidth analysis report definition:

  1. Select Reports> Report Definitions.
  2. Click Create and then select Bandwidth 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 bandwidth analysis report definition with the defined configurations is created. You can use the created policy definition to identify the issues with the bandwidth usage.

Table 1: Bandwidth Report Definition Settings



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.


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


Show Top

Select the number of top records to be displayed in the generated report. Valid range is 1 to 1000.


Select a period in Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Months or select a time range to generate reports.

Type of Bandwidth

Choose the type of bandwidth report that you want to generate:

  • Application and User Usage—Select this option to generate a report on the bandwidth usage statistics by application and user.

  • Top Talkers—Select this option to generate a report on the source IPs, with the highest bandwidth usage or maximum sessions, over a specified period.


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 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.