ViPR SRM 3.7 – Set Reporting Period and Schedule a Recurring Report

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Report time span and scheduling features

Learn how to control the time span covered in a ViPR SRM report. Learn about scheduling and delivery options for automatically generating and saving reports, including recurring schedules.

The ViPR SRM reports come with default reporting periods, but any user can quickly change the reporting period on the Console. You can set a report to show metrics for a 15 minute time span, a yearly time span, or many other options in between. You can specify a maintenance period to exclude from the report.

The report scheduling features let you set up a report for a one-time run in the future or on a recurring schedule. Various options exist for how and where to save the report and the format to use, such as PDF, EXCEL, or XML.

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Understand reporting periods

By changing reporting period values, you can control the span of time covered in a report. You can also block out time ranges, such as periods of known maintenance that would skew metrics.

On any report in the Console, click Display at the top of the page to show settings that control the reporting period.


Time range quick switch fields

Reporting period settings

Under Time Range Quick Switch, there are configurable fields.

Previous, last, current

The first field specifies when the reporting period starts and ends.


list showing previous, last, current

Duration

The second drop down menu presents a list of possible durations.


time interval list of options

The custom option lets you specify an exact span of time, such as 1M2w (1 month and 2 weeks) or 1h45m (1 hour and 45 minutes).

custom options

The calendar value lets you specify an exact date/time range, as shown here:

calendar options

Block-out maintenance calendar

The small calendar icon provides a way to specify days and hours to exclude from the metrics. For example, the following calendar excludes metrics collected for 11 to 11:59 PM every Monday.


Calendar with Monday and 22 blocked out

Maintenance period calendar

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Understand scheduling and storage options

Receive consistent and comparable metrics, in the format of your choice, by configuring a report to run automatically on a recurring schedule. Choose how you want to view and store the results.

On any report in the Console, click Tools > Schedule this Report to access the report scheduling tabs shown here:



Report scheduling tabs

Scheduling tab
Configure hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly recurring schedules. Configure the times and days to run the report. An Advanced option lets you define a recurring schedule using a valid Cron expression. Cron is an operating system job scheduler utility.
Storage
Click a checkbox to store the report results on the Console, in the Stored Reports node at the top of the navigation tree.
Email
Choose a report format and configure a list of email addresses to receive the results whenever the report runs.
Remote Transfer
Choose a report format and configure remote file transfer information to send the report results to another system. For configuration instructions, click New Remote Location and then click the icon next to the URL field.
Alert
Configure the system alert managers that should receive report results.

Available formats for email and remote transfer include PDF, CSV, XML, and EXCEL.

Review, delete, and change scheduled reports

To see a list of all scheduled reports, click Scheduled Reports in the Console navigation tree.

Right-click a report in the list to see available management options, including deleting or editing the schedule.

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Set reporting period and schedule a report (video content)

Learn how to schedule a report to run on a recurring schedule and how to automatically send the results to a list of recipients in email.

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