Report Manager Window
In the Juniper NorthStar Planner window, select Report > Report Manager to display the Report Manager window as shown in Figure 1.
From the Report Manager window, you can generate network reports including tunnel diversity reports, tunnel bandwidth reports, and tunnel simulation reports.
Each report possesses sorting and filtering functions, allowing you to easily pinpoint the source of problems. These reports are automatically saved to the server, or you can save a copy to the client.
The Report Manager window is split into two panes, where the left pane displays the available reports in a tree view, and the right (results) pane displays the contents of the selected report. The reports are categorized as follows:
Some report windows contain a filter mechanism that allows you to search for any expression. Table 1 lists the action icons in the top tool bar and the fields and icons in the bottom tool bar in the Report Manager window.
Table 1: Report Manager Window Actions and Fields
Action or Field
Provides an explanation of the currently selected report.
Allows two consecutive sorting methods to be applied to the current report.
Displays the report in its original form prior to any sorting or searching.
Displays a Column Selection window, allowing you to select which columns to display in the report.
Refreshes the currently selected report.
Creates a file for filtering the report in text mode. The filter is based on the query specified in the Advance Filter window.
Actions drop-down menu
(three stacked horizontal bars)
The actions available include setting columns to display, saving the report, exporting the report, and printing.
Enter the string to search for.
Performs the search as specified in the Filter field.
Advance Search icon
Displays an Advanced Filter window, allowing you to search by exact match, substring match, wildcards, and regular expressions.
Go to page arrows icon
Click the icons to display the first page, previous page, next page, or last page.
Entries Per Page icon
You can set the number of entries that are shown on each page of the viewer. You can also type the page number to display.
The following actions can be performed on the column headers in report view in the right pane. Some actions are available by right-clicking the column header.
The following actions can be performed by right-clicking the report entry in the left pane:
Options that influence the output of these reports can be set by selecting Tools > Options > Report. The Juniper NorthStar Simulation Options window is displayed as shown in Figure 2. These settings include node and link references, bandwidth and distance units, and format.
The Advanced Filter Script utility allows you to create and then to apply a filtering shell script in the Unix environment on reports that have been generated by the tool. This is a convenient way to produce filtered reports without the need to launch the client. The shell script can also be called by other scripts that generate automated daily batch reports.
In the Report Manager, the Script utility is only available for reports that are in CSV format. If you do not see the Script button, select Tools > Options > Report and make sure that the Report Style is set to CSV. After that is done, go back to the Report Manager, right-click the report file name you are trying to view, and select Re-Generate Report. If CSV format is supported for the report, it is re-displayed in a table format.