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Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.1 - User Guide

Installing and configuring Multi-appliance clusters Configuring the appliance Specifying monitored web traffic Transforming monitored URLs Managing applications Foglight components and the appliance Using the console program Troubleshooting the appliance Appendix: Third party software Monitoring the user experience Customizing reports The alarm system Integrating the appliance SOAP-based web services

Distributing report sets

Report sets can be transferred between the appliance accounts. In order to distribute report sets, the appliance users must have Administrative status in order to see the Distribute links used to distribute report sets.

For more information on user types, see “User account management” in the Foglight Experience Monitor Installation and Administration Guide.

If you would like to distribute all your report sets to another the appliance account, click the Distribute all Report Sets link, which is found at the bottom of the Customize Report Sets page. The Distribute all Report Sets page is displayed, which lists all the appliance user accounts.

Select the check boxes beside the users to whom you want to send your report sets, then click Done. Alternatively, click Check All to send your reports to all users in the list.

The next time the selected users log in to the web console, all their report sets reflect this transfer, except for any unique custom report sets they have already created.

If you would like to distribute an individual report set to another appliance account, click that report set’s Distribute link.

This displays the Distribute page which lists all the appliance user accounts, the title of the report and the date that it was last modified.

Select the check boxes beside all users to whom you want to send a copy of the report set, then click Done. Alternatively, click Check All to send your reports to all users in the list.

After a report set has been distributed to another user account, it appears in that user’s report set list the next time they log in to web console.

Withdrawing report sets

When you want to recall and remove report sets that have been distributed to other appliance user accounts, use the Withdraw link. In order to withdraw report sets, the appliance users must have Administrative status in order to see the Withdraw links used to withdraw report sets.

If you would like to withdraw either an individual or multiple report set from another appliance account, click that report set’s Withdraw link.

Verify the name of the report set that you want to withdraw from the Current Title column. You can verify the report set creation date from the Last Modified column.

Select the check boxes beside all users to whom you want to delete the report set, then click Done. Alternatively, click Check All to remove your reports from all users in the list.

Editing report sets

As outlined in Customizing report sets, different users have different needs for using the appliance, and therefore, can benefit from the ability to customize the report sets provided by the web console.

The Edit Report Set page provides all the options required to edit an existing report set, base a new report set on an existing one, or create a new report set.

You can access the Edit Report Set page, and create a new report set by:

clicking Add a Report Set, found at the top of the main Customize Report Sets page
clicking an existing report set’s Copy link on the main Customize Report Sets page

You can edit an existing report set by:

clicking a report set’s Edit link on the main Customize Report Sets page
clicking the Edit Report Set link, which is found in the upper-right corner of the report set display page

Whether creating a new report set, or editing one that already exists, the Edit Report Set page allows you to modify how a report set appears in lists in the web console, as well as what the report set displays when you view it.

Use the Edit Report Set page to modify report sets, including their categorization, content, and content order.

The Edit Report Set page is divided into three main areas:

For more details, refer to these topics:

Defining description and appearance

When editing or creating new report set, use the options in the Definition section of the Edit Report Set page to describe and control the display of the report set.

Type information in the Title and Description boxes. It is important that you type descriptive and accurate details; once saved, the report set becomes accessible from different parts of the system, and it is far easier to locate a report set whose name and description are meaningful, yet succinct.

Use the Type box to place the report set in one of several categories. See Viewing types of report sets for an overview of these categories. Again, it is important that the report set is placed in a category that matches its contents, as your choice affects its placement in report set lists in several areas of the web console interface.

By default, a report set displays its contents in one column. Select the Display report set in two columns check box to fit more reports into the same latitudinal space.

Two-column displays are useful for report sets that contain a lot of content, since they reduce the amount of vertical scrolling required to scan them. However, some dense report contents (for example, detailed tables), may result in an unbalanced layout. Use the display format that best suits the contents of the report set.

The Display Time Frame list and Display Resource list check boxes determine whether the respective boxes appear in the report set.

Figure 48. Display settings

When viewing the report set, the Time Frame box allows users to easily switch the focus of the report set data to the last hour, week, day, or month. Selecting any of these options updates all the reports in the report set.

Similarly, the Resource box allows you to quickly change the chosen resource frames for all metric charts and metric table-based reports in the report set. This options has no effect on analysis tables, analysis charts, and alarm tables.

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