Scheduling Custom Inventory Reports and Viewing Archived Inventory Reports

This chapter describes how to schedule custom Inventory Management System reports—such as event, hardware, software, licensing—to run at a specified time without intervention. Custom inventory reports are generated when you select an existing report and save it using a unique name.

You can schedule custom inventory reports that you save by associated them with a schedule that is created using Settings > Schedules.

You can save scheduled custom inventory report operations and combine them with other operations—such as archive, restore, scan inventory, install image, or download image—using Task Manager (Settings > Saved Operations) to run at a specified time.

Once a custom inventory report is run, the Inventory Management System archives that report in the repository, so you can view it at a later time in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Excel format using Inventory Management > Repository > View. Additionally, you can view the custom inventory report operation status, including report name, username, status, start time, and status message, using Monitor > Status.

To schedule custom inventory reports and view inventory report status, you must have superuser and read-write privileges. All users can monitor custom inventory report status. To view custom inventory reports, you must have either superuser, read-write privileges.

If a custom report is archived successfully, a successful system log messages is generated. If a report can not be archived successfully, an error system log message is generated. For more information about Junos Scope system log messages, see Junos Scope System Log Messages.

This chapter includes the following topics: