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Managing Reports on SCP Servers

If your organization requires reports be stored on a secure server using Secure Copy Protocol (SCP), you can set one or more servers as a reports repository. A reports repository enables you to keep reports long-term for compliance requirements or for your organizational needs.

This topic describes:

How to Configure SCP Servers

SCP servers are used as report repositories for Network Director reports. You can set up or manage a secure server for Network Director reports from the Manage SCP Servers page in the Report mode. To access this page:

  1. Select Report in the Network Director banner. The Report Tasks pane opens, displaying the tasks available in the Report mode.
  2. Select Manage SCP Servers in the Report Tasks pane. The Manage SCP Servers page opens, displaying all existing report schedules.

    Use the Manage SCP Servers page to:

    • View existing SCP server settings

    • Set up new SCP servers for reports

    • Edit SCP server settings

    • Test the connection to an SCP server

    • Make an SCP server active

    • Delete an SCP server setting

Managing SCP Servers

Use the Manage SCP Servers page to view and manage SCP server settings.

  • The Manage SCP Servers page lists any existing server settings. The fields in the Manage SCP Server page are described in Table 1.

    Table 1: Managing SCP Server Fields



    Server Name

    The name you are using to identify the SCP server.

    IP Address

    The IP address or hostname of the SCP server.

    Port Number

    The forwarding port number. Default port number for SCP is 22.


    Either yes or no to indicate whether it is the active server. Only one server can be active at a time.

    Base Path

    The path on the server where the reports are to be stored.

  • Create new or edit existing server settings:

    1. Establish a new server definition by clicking Add or edit an existing definition by clicking Edit. Either an Add SCP Settings or Edit SCP Settings page opens.

    2. Fill in the settings described in Table 2.

      Table 2: Defining an SCP Server



      Server Name

      Type a name for this SCP server.

      IP Address/Host Name

      Type the IP address of SCP server.

      Port Number

      Type the forwarding port number. Default port number for SCP is 22.

      User Name

      Type the account name accessing the server.


      Type the password twice for the account on the secure server.

      Default Path

      Type the file path to the server where the reports are to be stored.

      Set Active

      Select if you want this server to the active server. While many servers can be set up as SCP servers for reports, only one server is marked as active.

    3. Click Done to complete the process.

    4. Click Test Connection to ensure your server is set up correctly. Network Director attempts to connect to the SCP server and tells you whether the connection could be established.

    5. Select a server and click Set Active to make that server available for secure services.

      You can also delete any SCP server definition from use by Network Director reports by clicking Delete.