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Reports Overview

 

Navigate to Applications>Reports to access the reports described in Table 1.

Note

Click the Help icon (question mark) in the upper right corner of the NorthStar window to display more information about the selected report.

Table 1: Available Reports

Report

Source

Demand Reports

Generated when you run a Demand Reports Collection task. You select the specific reports you want to generate when you schedule the collection task.

Integrity Checks

Generated when you run the Device Collection task and select configuration data as a collection option.

Note: You must run a collection to generate a network archive for this report to be available.

Inventory

Generated when you run the Device Collection task and select equipment CLI data as a collection option.

Note: You must run a collection to generate a network archive for this report to be available.

LSP Discrepancy

During an HA switchover, the PCS server performs LSP reconciliation and produces the LSP discrepancy report. This report identifies LSPs that the PCS server has discovered might require re-provisioning.

Maintenance

Generated when you use the Simulate Maintenance Event function.

Network Summary

Updated summary of network elements. One report is currently available in this category, called Nodes. It displays counts of LSPs that start, end, or transit through each node in the topology.

Path Analysis and Optimization

Generated when you use the Analyze Now function for path optimization.

Note: PCC-controlled LSPs are not included in the reports because NorthStar does not attempt to optimize PCC-Controlled LSPs.

  • Path Analysis Optimization Report: lists LSPs that are currently not in an optimized path, suggests what the optimized paths should be, and provides data about what could be gained (in terms of delay, metric, distance, and so on) if the LSP were to be optimized.

  • LSP Path Changes: lists changes to PCE-initiated and PCC-delegated LSPs as a result of analysis.

  • RSVP Link Utilization Changes: lists the changes in Link RSVP bandwidth reservation if all LSPs were to be routed over their optimized paths instead of their current paths.

Figure 1 shows the Reports menu.

Figure 1: Reports Menu
Reports Menu

Report details are displayed in a pane to the right of the menu when you click an individual report in the menu. Click the Help icon (question mark) in the upper right corner of the report details pane to display a description of the report.

In the Integrity Check report, you can right-click a line in the report and select Show Config to bring up the Configuration Viewer.

At the bottom of the Reports window, click the export icon to export the report to a CSV file.