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Add a Demand Reports Task

You can add a demand reports task to generate demand reports that are listed in the Demand page (Monitoring > Reports > Demand).

To add a demand reports task:

  1. Select Administration > Task Scheduler.
    The Task Scheduler page appears.
  2. Click the + (Add) icon.
    The Add Task page (wizard) appears.
  3. Configure the fields in each step of the wizard according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
    Click Next to go to the next step.
    Note:

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. After you complete each step in the wizard, click Finish.
    A confirmation message appears on top of the page, indicating that the task is added successfully.

    The details of this task are displayed on the Task Scheduler page.

    When this task is executed, one or more demand reports are generated, based on the Report Types you select. You can view these reports in the Demand page (Monitoring > Reports > Demand).

Table 1: Fields on the Add Task Wizard (Demand Reports)

Field

Description

Add New Task

Task Name

Specify a unique name for the task. The name can contain only alphanumeric characters and some special characters (greater than (<), less than (<), colon (:), underscore (_), and hyphen (-)).

Task Group

From the list, select the task group to which the task belongs. In this case, select Report Tasks.

Task Type

From the list, select the type of task that you want to add. In this case, select Demand Reports.

Demand Reports Task

Report Types

  • Include Demands—From the list, select one or more types of reports to be generated. The VPN Demands and Group Demands are selected by default. You can also select LSP Demands.

  • Include AS Demands—To generate autonomous system (AS) demand reports, you must first enable the generation of AS demands by using the set northstar analytics netflowd generate-as-demands CLI command.

    Then, click to enable this toggle button to generate AS demand reports. This toggle button is disabled by default. If you enable this toggle button, the AS Report Types list appears. You can select one or more types of AS reports to be generated. The other available options are:

    • Ingress AS, Egress AS (default)
    • Ingress PE, Ingress AS (default)
    • Ingress PE, Ingress AS, Egress AS
    • Egress PE, Ingress AS, Egress AS
    • Ingress PE, Egress AS
    • Egress PE, Ingress AS
    • Egress PE, Egress AS
    • Ingress AS
    • Egress AS
    • Ingress PE, Ingress AS, Egress PE, Egress AS

Report Options > Demand Traffic Schedule

Select one of the following options to specify the period for which you want the demand traffic data to be collected:

  • Date range, if you want a report that includes data through a specific time period.

    Specify the start and end dates (in MM/DD/YY format) and times (in HH:MM AM/PM 12-Hour format) in the Start Time and Stop Time fields that appear. The maximum time period that you can select is 7 days.

  • Demand Range for N days, if you want a report that includes data for a specific number of days.

    Specify the number of days for which demand traffic information must be collected.

    Range: 1 through 60 days.

  • Demand Range for last 24 hours, if you want a report that includes data for the past 24 hours.
Report Options > Aggregation Statistic

The traffic is loaded as demand with a configurable number of statistical periods.

From the list, select an aggregation statistic option:

  • 90th, 95th, 99th Percentile (X percentile)—Aggregation is based on the selected percentile.

    The ‘X’ percentile is the value at which ‘X’ percent of all the samples taken in the previous sampling period lie at or below the calculated value.

  • Average—For each interval, the samples within that interval are averaged. If there are N samples for a particular interval, the result is the sum of all the sample values divided by N.

  • Max—For each interval, the maximum of the sample values within that interval is used.

  • Min—For each interval, the minimum of the sample values within that interval is used.
Report Options > Aggregation Interval From the list, select the interval for aggregating the collected data:
  • Full Range—The entire range that you specify in the Date Range field is considered as one aggregation interval and one aggregated data point is displayed for the entire range.

  • Daily— Each day is considered as one aggregation interval and one aggregated data point is displayed per day.
  • Hourly—Each hour is considered as one aggregation interval and one aggregated data point is displayed per hour.

Schedule

Startup Options

Schedule—Select one of the following options to schedule the task:

  • Activate Now: The task starts at the current date and time.
  • Activate Later: The task starts at a later date and time.

    In the field that appears, click the calendar icon to select the date and time at which you want the task to start. Then, click OK.

    Instead of using the Activate Now option, you can also click Now at the bottom of the calendar for the task to start at the current date and time.

Recurrence Options
  • Repeats—Specify the frequency (in Minutes, Hours, Days, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, or Never) at which the task recurs.

  • Every—Specify the periodicity of the recurrence.

  • Ends—Select one of the following options:

    • Never—To configure the task to recur at the specified interval.
    • On—To select a date and time at which you want the task to end. In the field that appears, click the calendar icon and select the date and time. Then, click OK.
    • Now—To end a task at the current date and time, click Now at the bottom of the calendar.