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InTrust 11.4.1 - Preparing for Auditing Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Analyzing Event Data

The predefined gathering jobs collect more events to the repository than to the audit database, because not all Recovery Manager for Active Directory events are needed for the “Backup Jobs History” report. The “RMAD Events: RMAD host and agent events” import policy is also configured to accept only those events that are needed for the report.

If you want to analyze Recovery Manager for Active Directory audit data that is not used in the report (for example, diagnostic data), you can use InTrust Repository Viewer, as follows:

  1. Connect to the repository with the necessary data.
  2. Configure the search parameters to filter events by source, and specify the following sources:
    • Recovery Manager for AD
    • Dell Backup Agent
  3. Use the grouping and view filtering options in Repository Viewer as necessary.

For details about using Repository Viewer, see its online help.

Reporting

Using an InTrust Reporting Job

Viewing the Report in Knowledge Portal

Using an InTrust Reporting Job

If you want to automatically create and store reports on schedule, add a final reporting job to the “RMAD events daily collection” task, or create a separate task with a different schedule specifically for reporting.

If you decide to create a separate task, match its schedule to the Recovery Manager for Active Directory backup session schedule.

For details about working with InTrust sites, tasks, and jobs, see the Auditing Guide.

Viewing the Report in Knowledge Portal

Knowledge Portal lets you work with reports interactively. This data view application enables you to:

  • Organize the structure of the folders that reports are stored in
  • Apply report properties to a number of reports at a time
  • Customize reports view by modifying sort order within reports

To start working with the Knowledge Portal it is required to specify some of the security settings and data source properties.

Before you can view reports, configure the data source to connect to the product database. Data sources are databases that store the information used in the reports.

It is also required to configure access rights to provide the report users with access to reports they need. These rights are assigned through specifying appropriate SQL Reporting Services role to a user or group account.

After Knowledge Portal is properly configured, open the InTrust Manager and launch the task that includes a reporting job with the “Backup Jobs History” report. Then in Knowledge Portal click the Reports tab in the left tabbed pane and select the report. To view the report, select the View Report option in the right pane.

For detailed information see Leveraging Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Integration for Advanced Reporting.

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