Understanding Report Data Sources

A data source is a database from which you can view inventory report information. The Inventory Management System provides two report data sources:

To view Inventory Management System report data sources, from the Junos Scope main window, click Inventory Management > Reports.

This section includes the following topics:

Viewing a Report

You can view a report of inventory data that has been scanned and stored in the database from devices on your network. Additionally, you can view reports from the demonstration database. For information about scanning inventory items, see Scanning Inventory Data.

To view a report, follow these steps:

  1. Click Inventory Management > Reports. The Select a Data Source page appears.
  2. Click Inventory or Demo. The Select a Report page appears.
  3. Click the Report that you want. The Report Results page appears with the report that you selected. The following report (Software Inventory—All) is generated from the Inventory Management System demo database.

    Note: If a report remains idle for more than 30 minutes, any subsequent manipulation on the expired report will result in an error message “ Report instance expired. Please select a data source again.” Click Select a Data Source in the top right area of the title bar. Then select the report that you were viewing from the Select a Report page.

    For information about types of Inventory reports, see Understanding Report Data Sources.

    Note: Inventory reports display inventory results for both the TX Matrix and the attached T640 routers. The TX Matrix routing platform consist of the TX Matrix (also known as the switch-card chassis [SCC]) and the attached T640 routers (also known as line-card chassis [LCC]).

Understanding Types of Inventory Reports

The Inventory Management System provides the following types of reports:

Events Inventory Reports

Events reports list any changes or discrepancies found in an inventory scan as compared with the inventory data stored in the database.

Table 18 describes the type of inventory events that occur when Junos Scope scans device inventory.

Table 18: Events Types

Event

Description

CREATE

Initial discovery of an inventory item.

ADD

Inventory item added to a device although it was previously associated with the same or a different device (applicable to hardware inventory items only).

DELETE

Inventory item removed from a device.

UPDATE

Change in an inventory item attribute.

UNKNOWN

Unable to store inventory item in the database due to a missing serial number, licensed feature name, or software package name.

Note: Physical Interface Cards (PICs) and Flexible PIC Concentrators (FPCs) are tracked during an inventory scan by their containing chassis and slot position within the chassis. Therefore, if you move a PIC from FPC 0 to FPC 1 within the same chassis or to a different chassis, a DELETE event is generated with the old location and an ADD event is generated with the new location.

Table 19 describes the type of Junos Scope inventory event reports that are available. To view inventory reports, see Viewing a Report.

Table 19: Type of Events Reports

Report

Description

All

Displays all inventory event records stored in the database. The report displays records by device name, event type, item name, item description, event details, serial number, Routing Engine, and time. (See Table 20 for a description of the report columns.)

Search

Lets you search for specific inventory event records by device name, event type, item name, hardware description, license description, event details, serial number, item name, item description, event details, serial number, routing engine, or time. When you select Search, the (Search) Specify Parameters dialog box appears where you can specify the inventory records you want searched. (See Searching for Inventory Report Data for more information about searching for inventory report records.)

Table 20 describes the Events report columns.

Table 20: Events Report Columns

Report Column

Description

Device

DNS name of device.

Type

Type of event. Event types include CREATE, ADD, DELETE, UPDATE, and UNKNOWN.

Item

Name of the inventory item scanned and stored in the Junos Scope database.

Description

Description of the inventory item scanned and stored in the Junos Scope database.

Event Details

Description of an action that caused an inventory event.

Serial Number

Component serial number. The serial number is not displayed for software or licensing inventory items.

Routing Engine

Routing Engine on which the Junos OS package is installed. This column differentiates software inventory events associated with multiple Routing Engines in a given device.

Time

Date and time the event record was scanned and stored in the Junos Scope database.

Hardware Inventory Reports

Hardware inventory reports list the hardware components installed in a device or router chassis, including the part number and serial number.

Table 21 describes the type of hardware inventory reports. To view inventory reports, see Viewing a Report.

Table 21: Types of Hardware Inventory Reports

Report

Description

All

Displays all hardware inventory records stored in the database. The report displays records by device name, router model number, hardware name, version, part number, Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) model number, Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) code, serial number, hardware description, chassis identifier, module, submodule, sub-submodule, time created, and time last scanned. (See Table 22 for a description of the report columns.)

Search

Lets you search for specific hardware inventory records by device name, router model number, hardware name, version, part number, Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) model number, Common Language Equipment Identifier (CLEI) code, serial number, hardware description, chassis identifier, module, submodule, sub-submodule, time created, and time last scanned. When you select Search, the (Search) Specify Parameters dialog box appears where you can specify the inventory records you want searched. (See Searching for Inventory Report Data for more information about searching for inventory report records.)

Summary

Displays a listing of all device names by model number. (See Table 22 for a description of the report columns.)

Table 22 describes the Hardware Inventory report columns.

Table 22: Hardware Inventory Report Columns

Report Columns

Description

Device

DNS device name.

Model

Routing platform.

Name

Name of the hardware component.

Version

Version of the hardware firmware.

Part Number

Hardware component part number.

FRU Model Number

Field Replaceable Unit model number. The FRU Model Number will not be displayed if a Junos version earlier than 8.2 is intalled on the device.

CLEI code

Common Language Equipment Identifier code used to identify network hardware. The CLEI code will not be displayed if a Junos version earlier than 8.2 is installed on the device.

Serial Number

Hardware component serial number.

Description

Hardware component description.

Chassis

Routing platform chassis in which the hardware component is installed. Information is displayed in this column for the TX Matrix routing platform.

Module

Component installed in the chassis; for example, an FPC.

Sub module

Component installed inside another router component. A PIC is a submodule installed inside an FPC.

Sub sub module

Component installed inside a submodule. An SFP is a sub-submodule installed inside a PIC.

Created

Date and time the hardware item was scanned.

Last Scanned

Date and time the hardware item was previously scanned.

Licensing Inventory Reports

Licensing inventory reports list the feature licenses that have been installed on devices in the network, including the name of the licensed feature, number of licenses installed, number of licenses that are currently being used, and the number of licenses that are required to legally use the feature.

Table 23 describes the type of licensing inventory reports. To view inventory reports, see Viewing a Report.

Table 23: Types of Licensing Inventory Reports

Report

Description

All

Displays all licensing inventory records stored in the database. The report displays records by device, model number, feature name, description, licenses installed, licenses used, licenses needed, time created, and time last scanned. (See Table 24 for a description of the report columns.)

Search

Lets you search for specific licensing inventory records by device, model number, feature name, description, licenses installed, licenses used, licenses needed, time created, and time last scanned. When you select Search, the (Search) Specify Parameters dialog box appears for you to specify the inventory records you want searched. (See Searching for Inventory Report Data for more information about searching for inventory report records.)

Summary

Displays the total number of feature license that are needed by feature name. (See Table 24 for a description of the report columns.)

Table 24 describes the Licensing Inventory report columns.

Table 24: Licensing Inventory Report Columns

Report Columns

Description

Device

DNS device name.

Model

Routing platform on which the feature license inventory item exists.

Feature Name

Feature license name.

Description

Feature license description.

Licenses Used

Feature licenses used on a device.

Licences Installed

Feature licenses installed on a device.

Licenses Needed

Feature used but not licensed.

Created

Date and time the feature license item was scanned.

Last Scanned

Date and time the feature license item was previously scanned.

Software Inventory Reports

Software Inventory reports list the Junos OS and its packages that have been installed on devices in the network, including the package name, package description, Junos OS version, the Routing Engine on which the software is installed, and the total number of devices on which each Junos version is installed. The Inventory Management System scans software inventory by package. A package is a collection of files that make up a software component.

Table 25 describes the Junos OS packages.

Table 25: Junos OS Packages

Package

Name

jkernel

Junos Kernel Software Suite

jbase

Junos Base OS Software Suite

jroute

Junos Routing Software Suite

jpfe

Junos Packet Forwarding Engine Support

jdocs

Junos Online Documentation

jcrypto

Junos Crypto Software Suite

jggsn

Junos GGSN Software

junos

Junos Base OS boot

jweb

Junos Web Management software

Table 26 describes the types of software inventory reports. To view inventory reports, see Viewing a Report.

Table 26: Types of Software Inventory Reports

Report

Description

All

Displays all Junos OS package inventory records stored in the database. The default report displays records by device name, model, Routing Engine on which the software package is installed, Junos OS version, package name, package comment, time the record was created, and time the package was last scanned. (See Table 24 for a description of the report columns.)

Search

Lets you search for specific Junos OS package inventory records by device name, model, Routing Engine on which the software package is installed, package name, package description, time the record was created, and time the package was last scanned. When you select Search, the (Search) Specify Parameters dialog box appears where you can specify the inventory records you want searched. (See Searching for Inventory Report Data for more information about searching for inventory report records.)

Summary

Displays the total number of devices on which each Junos version is installed. Inventory records are listed by software version, device name, model, and the Routing Engine on which the software is installed. (See Table 24 for a description of the report columns.)

Table 27 describes the Software Inventory report columns.

Table 27: Software Inventory Report Columns

Report Columns

Description

Device

DNS device name

Model

Routing platform on which the software package was scanned

Routing Engine

Routing Engine on which the software package is installed

Junos Version

Version of the Junos OS

Package Name

Name of the software package

Package Comment

Description of the software package

Created

Date and time the software package inventory item was created

Last Scanned

Date and time the software package inventory item was previously scanned

Searching for Inventory Report Data

The Search Report option lets you specify the information that you want to appear in the report results. The Search—Specify Parameters dialog box lets you search for specific inventory items depending on the selected report type.

To search for inventory report data, follow these steps:

  1. Click Inventory Management > Reports. The Select a Data Source page appears.
  2. Click Inventory. The Select a Report page appears.
  3. Click the Search under the report type that you want. The Specify Parameters dialog box appears.
  4. Select the inventory item search operator in the drop-down list box next to the inventory item name. For more information about search operators, see Table 29.
  5. Select the inventory item description or value in the drop-down list box next to the search operator. Type or copy a particular description for which you want to search.
  6. Click Submit Query. The Inventory Management System displays a report displaying the information for which you specified.
  7. The Report Result page displays the search item and value. Click the edit link to edit and specify a different search, if necessary.